Car racing began in Portugal in 1951, but it wasn´t until 1958 when the very first Formula 1 race took place in Boavista in Porto. Going back and forth between Lisbon and Porto, the races are held regularly in the 80s and 90s, before taking a break in the mid 90s. 25 years later, in 2020, the Grand Prix returns to Portugal. This time, it is making its debut in Portimão at the legendary Autodromo do Algarve.
Designed by Ricardo Pina, the facility costed just under 200 million EUROS and includes a karting track, a five-star hotel and a sports complex. The circuit itself has a capacity of 100,000 people and the entire construction took only 7 months, which made it possible to be inaugurated in 2008. Today, it has earned itself the nickname “The Algarve Rollercoaster”, and it is renowned for its dramatic uphill and downhill sections, sharp corners and speedy straights. With so many elevation changes, the highlight of the track is the double-apex Portimão corner. This specific turn was inspired by the Acque Minerali turn of Imola and is the one to expect great skills and excitement.
Built for modern competitive racing, the circuit is ready to welcome spectators to the Formula 1 race and we are ready with fantastic packages to ensure you have the best F1 experience. Our hospitality packages will place you at the height of comfort and you will be able to enjoy exciting racing with a close-up view of the track. Be seduced by the best seats in the house and celebrate the excitement with food and drinks as the roaring tyres bring on the adrenaline. There are also Grandstand packages that are bound to thrill your senses. The Main Grandstand Upper Level gives you a bird's-eye view of track action and there is no better way to catch the race than to be elevated. If you prefer to be closer to the action, then the Main Grandstand Track Level is for you. This grandstand puts you so close to the action that you can almost smell the burning of the tyres and the sweat of the drivers.
We want to make sure that you enjoy the best prices for the fantastic seats, and to ensure that, we are ready with extra discounts for special occasions throughout the year. No better time to start planning ahead than now! This is your chance to take advantage of great savings during the holidays, such as Christmas and Black Friday. Time to gear up for the experience of a lifetime.