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Portimao gains FIA Grade 1 licence, able to host F1 races

Portimao will be able to host Formula 1 races in the future after being awarded an FIA Grade 1 licence, opening up the opportunity to join the F1 calendar. The Algarve International Circuit has recently undergone minor upgrades with the target of becoming a top level-specification track having already held an FIM Grade A licence which permits it to host the World Superbike championship, while Portimao officials are in talks with MotoGP organisers about hosting a Portuguese round. Following the updates, Portimao has now been upgraded by the FIA to a Grade 1 circuit licence meaning it can host premier class four-wheel motorsport including F1. Portimao has previously welcomed F1 teams as...
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