Yet to confirm the calendar beyond the opening 8 races, F1 bosses have stated their intention to hold at least 15 Grands Grix in the C-19 coronavirus affected Y 2020 season.
Particularly after the cancellation of Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan Friday, additional circuits are being considered in Europe, with the Portuguese track the latest to join the list.
“We are in contact with FOM and in strong negotiations,” a spokesperson said “As Ross Brawn has said, it is a possibility.
“For now nothing is confirmed, but we know that there is a lot of willingness among the teams that Portugal be chosen for the calendar and we are working very hard and doing everything we can to have the F1 in our race track.
The winners of a Twitter poll by F1 asking fans what circuit they most wanted to see added to the calendar, the spokesman reiterated that the Algarve circuit is an ideal location for F1 in Y 2020.
“We are the option that everyone wants, from the location, the track, the large facilities that allow greater safety distance, the climate, the hotels and the reduced impact in the country of COVID-19.
“Any decision will be made in July.”
Should the race go ahead, it would be the 1st Portuguese Grand Prix since Y 1996, when the race was held at Estoril. Portimao has never been used for a F1 race, but played host for 2 tests in Y’s 2008 and 2009.
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