Portuguese Grand Prix fills vacant round three calendar slot

The now complete 2021 calendar shows a record-breaking 23-race championship

By F1total.ca staff

Portugal held its first F1 race in 25 years in the 2020 season, when Lewis Hamilton broke the record for all-time wins (Photo: F1)

Portugal will fill the third slot in the 2021 F1 race calendar to take over the May 2 weekend, the series has announced on Friday.

In February, F1 shared its plans to have Portugal fill the then-vacant spot. The race returned to F1 after 25 years in 2020 when Lewis Hamilton broke Michael Schumacher’s record for all-time wins with 92.

“We are confident and excited about our 2021 season,” said Stefano Domenicali, F1 President and CEO, “having shown last year that we could deliver 17 races safely and bring our millions of fans thrilling racing at a difficult time.”

“We hope to welcome fans to Portimão again this season in a safe way and are working with the promoter on the details of that plan.” Last year, 25.000 fans were able to watch the event.

With the announcement, the record-breaking 2021 race calendar is now complete. Check all all dates and times here.