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Algarve circuit cleared to host F1 grands prix

Portugal's chances of hosting a Formula 1 grand prix have been boosted with news the Algarve International Circuit has been handed an FIA Grade 1 licence. The Algarve circuit in Portimao was built in 2008 and has hosted rounds of the World Superbike Championship as well as the FIA European Formula 3 championship, FIA GT and WTCC series. However, the track has only ever been used by Formula 1 for testing. That could change in the coming years or maybe even this season with some talk of keeping the Formula 1 circus in Europe when the season starts in order to get in as many races as possible. The Algarve circuit, which recently underwent a major upgrade, is now open for business and has been...
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