Race, Historic
OCT 19th 2020

Damien Smith

Eleven unforgettable Portuguese Grands Prix

Another week, another unexpected Lazarus moment for a Formula 1 Grand Prix that long since fell out of fashion. The Portuguese GP first made its mark with a trio of memorable races at the end of F1’s first decade, then became a calendar staple at Estoril in the 1980s and ’90s. Now, thanks to the ‘emergency’ schedule of races put together in the wake of the pandemic, it returns this weekend as the popular Portimao track in the Algarve hosts its first Portuguese GP. Here, we look back at what it has to live up to.

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