Formula One is the highest class of international auto racing for single-seater racing cars sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The World Drivers' Championship, which became the FIA Formula One World Championship in 1981, has been one of the premier forms of racing around the world since its inaugural season in 1950.
Formula One cars are the fastest regulated road-course racing cars in the world, owing to very high cornering speeds achieved through the generation of large amounts of aerodynamic downforce, resulting in peak cornering forces near 6.5 lateral g and top speeds of up to approximately 360 km/h (225 mph).
Portuguese Grand Prix
In July 2020 it was announced that the circuit would host the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix from 23 to 25 October 2020, as part of a revised calendar arising from the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This marks the first time a Portuguese Grand Prix will be held since the 1996 race which was held at the Autódromo do Estoril.
Algarve International Circuit
The race returned for the 2020 season, this time at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimão, to help the sport fill its calendar in light of other races being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The race saw Lewis Hamilton score his 92nd Grand Prix win breaking Michael Schumacher's previous record for most Formula One Grand Prix wins.
The circuit resembles old Nürburgring and Spa-Francorchamps, mainly because of its constantly undulating nature. This track is good for overtaking because of the circuit width and there are many special turns with personality. The circuit is a little bit dangerous like the old school circuits with a roller coaster ride.
The 100,000 capacity Algarve International Circuit, commonly referred to as Portimão Circuit, is a 4.653 km (2.891 mi) race circuit located in Portimão, Portugal. The project includes a karting track, technology park, five-star hotel, sports complex and apartments.
Length: 4.653 km (2.891 mi)
Race lap record: 1:18.750 (United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 2020, Formula One)