In this unusual season, the Formula 1 has had to reinvent himself, modify the calendar and bet on circuits that debut in the premier class such as Portimao, a track with a roller coaster profile where the British Lewis hamilton (Mercedes) aspires to break the record of triumphs of Michael Schumacher.
Returns the Grand Prix of Portugal 24 years later and the track on which the cars will roll from this Friday with the first free practice was never hosted, although in that venue, the Algarve International Autodrome, which was inaugurated in 2008 after an investment of 195 million euros, Yes, tests were organized Formula 1 in 2009.
The previous Portuguese GP was held in Estoril in 1996 and the victory went to the Canadian Jacques villeneuve, with Britain’s Damon Hill second and German Michael Schumacher third. The German driver finished his career with 91 victories, a record that Hamilton it equaled in the previous test of the contest, the GP Eifel, in the Nürburgring. Now, you can whip it up.
The teams have had to resort more than ever to simulators so that their drivers know what awaits them on the Portuguese track, although some members of the grid have experience on that asphalt, either in other categories or, like Hamilton, in those rehearsals when he shared the box with Pedro Martínez de la Rosa at McLaren. Eifel Grand Prix and all the news of this season of Formula 1 here.
On television, Movistar F1 will broadcast the training sessions, qualifying and the weekend race
Schedules of the Portuguese GP 2020 F1:
Friday October 23
Free practice 1: 12.00 – 13.30 hours (CET)
Free practice 2: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (CET)
Saturday October 24
Free practice 3: 12.00 – 13.00 (CET)
Classification: 15.00 -16.00 hours (CET)
Sunday October 25
Race: 13.10 hours (CET)