Formula 1 announced in February that it would occupy the free space on the F1 calendar for 2021 with a race in Portugal. It officially confirmed today that Portimao will organize the Heineken Formula 1 Grand Prix of Portugal, which will begin on 2nd May 2021.
For the first time in 25 years, Formula 1 has returned to Portugal in October, and Lewis Hamilton took a 92nd career win ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen.
A total of 27,000 fans came to enjoy the F1 live stream, and Formula One is working closely with the organizer and the Portuguese government to ensure fan participation this season.
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1, said: "We are pleased to announce that Formula One will once again be racing in Portimao after the great success of last year's race."
"We would like to thank the promoters and the Portuguese government for their hard work and dedication to bring us to this point. We are full of confidence and passionate about the 2021 season. Last year we proved that we can safely play 17 games, and our millions of fans are excited to participate in the race at difficult times. We wish to see the fans safely back in Portimao this season and are working with the organizers in detail on the schedule.