2021 Portuguese GP Preview

30 April – 02 May 2021


Session NameDate/Time (Track local time)
Free Practice 130 April 11:30 – 12:30
Free Practice 230 April 11:30 – 12:30
Free Practice 31 May 12:00 – 13:00
Qualification1 May 15:00 – 16:00
Race2 May 15:00 – 17:00

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Until 2021 Portuguese GP

Track Map

Algarve International Circuit Track Map

Track Facts

Number of Laps: 66
Track Length: 4.653km
Race Distance: 306.826 km
Best Laptime: 1:18.750 by Lewis Hamilton (2020)
2020 Pole Position: Lewis Hamilton
2020 Race winner: Lewis Hamilton

Find out the Race Schedule in your local time zone at the F1 Official Race Schedule Page.

Algarve International Circuit more commonly knows as Portimão Circuit is located in Portimão, Algarve, Portugal. This circuit held it’s maiden Formula 1 World Championship GP in 2020. The circuit was constructed in 2008 and was used for Winter Testing in 2008-09. This track’s characteristics are much like other old purpose built racing tracks due to its undulating nature. This track has several terrain changes and it feels like a roller coaster with its ups and downs. 2020 was a unique year and it got this track on to the calendar. In 2020 Race Day produced a great race in where Lewis Hamilton broke Michael Schumacher’s record and created a new record of 92 GP wins!

The 2021 Season will be the second official Formula 1 World Championship GP. Though this track is narrow which makes overtaking a bit difficult, however, the undulating nature of the track, makes for a spectacle as the cars go up and down as they follow the unique terrain of the track. Let’s see what the track has in store for us as we approach the 2021 Portuguese GP!

Bored of waiting for the race day? Catch some banter in our Episode 6: F1reside Chat.

2021 Imola GP Race Discussion

The 2021 Imola GP was held at the historic track of Imola in Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy.

What a banger of a race it was! Wet weather, Unusual podium, Red Flags, Penalties, it had it all! Some surprising results, some expected ones and a lot of Drama! Everything that any F1 Fan could ask for. Come join us as we discuss our thoughts about the race and share a couple laughs along the way.

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Listen in to Episode 7 at your favorite podcasting platform

In this episode we discuss:

  1. Race start
  2. Safety Car!
  3. Everyone Sbinalla
  4. McLaren Team Orders
  5. Lando Norris
  6. Penalities Galore!
  7. Poor Ricciardo
  8. Bottas Vs Russel
  9. #Blessed – Lewis Hamilton
  10. Mazespin Again?
  11. Vettel cant catch a break
  12. More Penalties?!
  13. 5 sec penalty to everyone for not listening till the end!

Driver Ratings

Rating scale:
0 – Poor
5 – Average
10 – Outstanding

PosDriverTeamSarang’s RatingAkash’s Rating
1Max VerstappenRed Bull9/109/10
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes8/108/10
3Lando NorrisMcLaren10/1010/10
4Charles LeclercFerrari9/107/10
5Carlos SainzFerrari7.5/107/10
6Daniel RicciardoMcLaren6/106/10
7Pierre GaslyAlpha Tauri7/106/10
8Lance StrollAston Martin8/107/10
9Esteban OconAlpine6/107/10
10Fernando AlonsoAlpine4/106/10
11Sergio PerezRed Bull4/105/10
12Yuki TsunodaAlpha Tauri6/105/10
13Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo7/106/10
14Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo6/108/10
15Sebastian VettelAston Martin5/10 – DNF7/10 – DNF
16Mick SchumacherHaas4/105/10
17Nikita MazepinHaas4/103/10
18Valtteri BottasMercedes4/10 – DNF3/10 – DNF
19George RussellWilliams6/10 – DNF6/10 – DNF
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams4/10 – DNF3/10 – DNF

Looking for more F1 content while waiting for the next race? Check out our previous Episode 5: Fireside Chat where we discuss about the controversies and News from around the motorsporting world.

Also check the rest of our back catalogue and please feel leave a comment below about what are your thoughts about the race!

Episode 5: F101 – The Basics of F1

This is a special episode which is meant to serve as a primer for any new F1 fan to get up to speed with the sport and understand it’s intricacies, have fun while doing it and improve your enjoyment of the on-track action!

In this episode we go over the following topics:

Checkout our previous Episode 4 if you enjoyed this episode!

  1. Flags
  2. Format of F1 Season
  3. Format of F1 Weekend
  4. Finances in F1
  5. Points Table
  6. Technologies and Terminologies
    1. DRS
    2. MGU-k and MGU-h
    3. Power Units
    4. Steering wheel
    5. Engine Modes
  7. Penalties