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Topic: Formula 1 in the Algarve (Portugal Grand Prix)
Posted By: cubsur
Subject: Formula 1 in the Algarve (Portugal Grand Prix)
Date Posted: 14/June/2020 at 09:15
https://www.portugalresident.com/grand-prix-comes-to-algarve/" rel="nofollow - https://www.portugalresident.com/grand-prix-comes-to-algarve/

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Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 14/June/2020 at 09:38
oh boy. I hope this is right.
I knew from day one it was designed and built toF1 standard, indeed several F1 teams have run tests there, including Lewis when he was at McLaren.


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Andrew


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 14/June/2020 at 09:45
No mention of it at the mo across the BBC & SKY Sorts platforms. Hope this is factual reporting and not pie in the sky!

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Andrew


Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 14/June/2020 at 12:00
Fingers  crossed it will happen.
Fingers also crossed they will allow spectators


Posted By: Jock
Date Posted: 14/June/2020 at 17:44
It seems the cars will have to maintain 2 metres clearance all round.....


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Posted By: bob d
Date Posted: 14/June/2020 at 23:21
I’ve had reports from Holland and local that this is on. 

It was originally built with F1 in mind but the infrastructure has never been in place and the failure to build the onsite hotel was always a stumbling block. 

However, this year is soooooo different for obvious reasons, so it just might happen. 

If you’re interested Cubsur, I’m going. Wifey says no chance.....silly girl. 


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Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 15/June/2020 at 08:10
See you there Bob, if spectators are allowed I’ll be one of them 👍

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Andrew


Posted By: Big Col
Date Posted: 15/June/2020 at 09:27
I could be too 🤞

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Colin


Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 16/June/2020 at 14:18
First race on my birthday. If A.com care to have a whip round... Wink

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Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 23/June/2020 at 20:48
Mmmm, so it’s not a done deal yet...
https://algarvedailynews.com/news/18126-portuguese-sports-legends-support-portimao-s-algarve-bid-to-join-formula-1" rel="nofollow - https://algarvedailynews.com/news/18126-portuguese-sports-legends-support-portimao-s-algarve-bid-to-join-formula-1


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Andrew


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 23/June/2020 at 21:08
And another source reporting the same, not a done deal.
This does say F1 will confirm by the end of July, so watch this space.
http://epaper.theportugalnews.com/mobile/index.html#p=6" rel="nofollow - http://epaper.theportugalnews.com/mobile/index.html#p=6


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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 24/June/2020 at 08:21
If TV rights are in place, then it may go ahead even if spectators are not permitted.

There is a precedent in that it has been confirmed that the final stages of the European (football) Champions League will take place in Lisbon, presumably also without spectators present.


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Posted By: administrator
Date Posted: 10/July/2020 at 10:50
Changed the topic title to be more representative of the event.

It looks like it could be confirmed soon:
https://www.f1supernews.com/2020/07/09/portugal-to-be-confirmed-on-2020-f1-calendar-china-deal-close/" rel="nofollow - Formula 1 at Autodromo de Portimão
 


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Posted By: administrator
Date Posted: 24/July/2020 at 09:41
Portugal Grand Prix at Autódromo do Algarve (Portimão) should be officially confirmed today by Portuguese government members. 

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Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 24/July/2020 at 15:16
CONFIRMED!

Portimao on 23 to 25 October will host an F1 GP for their first time, from official F1 website..

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.breaking-formula-1-adds-portimao-nurburgring-and-2-day-event-in-imola-to.CGyDtalz9hBwCojE2QGCI.html" rel="nofollow - https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.breaking-formula-1-adds-portimao-nurburgring-and-2-day-event-in-imola-to.CGyDtalz9hBwCojE2QGCI.html

I may well have to jiggle some dates!


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Andrew


Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 24/July/2020 at 16:14
Fantastic news. If they allow spectators I will be there. If they dont I'll be hiding in the hills overlooking circuit


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 24/July/2020 at 17:40
Yes, spectators allowed Richard. I think it’s the first that won’t be behind closed doors.
Now we have to look-out for the release of tickets and the bun fight that will cause!


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Andrew


Posted By: Big Col
Date Posted: 24/July/2020 at 18:01
Great news. Sadly for me the dates are later than I hoped. 😒

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Colin


Posted By: Luis
Date Posted: 24/July/2020 at 18:45
Great news to the region,still as it stands if people travel from Britain and Ireland as it stads they face being slapped with 14 days quarantine...


Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 25/July/2020 at 09:44
Tickets on sale but website crashed . ARGHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh



Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 03/September/2020 at 21:29
https://www.portugalresident.com/rush-for-tickets-sees-algarve-international-autodrome-predict-over-40000-for-formula-1/" rel="nofollow - https://www.portugalresident.com/rush-for-tickets-sees-algarve-international-autodrome-predict-over-40000-for-formula-1/
Looking forward to this - just hope we are allowed in


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 04/September/2020 at 08:44
I have read that tickets were going for as much as €500.

That kind of number at a single event will be an interesting and severe test for the government's policies.


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Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 17/September/2020 at 12:27
A friend is unable to attend The grand Prix due to serious  illness so wants to sell his tickets.
They are weekend tickets in the North stand  (end of pit straight so fantastic view) 
They cost €350 each so if interested please drop me a message so we can get tickets transferred into your name.
Thanks
Richard


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 28/September/2020 at 11:06
According to the weekend news the permitted attendance has been reduced to 38,000 (capacity 90,000) and there were still tickets on sale.


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Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 02/October/2020 at 12:07
Our good friend from here on Alb.com, Andrew is unwell at the moment. Consequently he has six weekend tickets for the north stand up for grabs. Face value €2100 they are asking €1800. If anyone is interested contact me and I'll put you in touch with them.  

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Posted By: Big Col
Date Posted: 02/October/2020 at 12:45
Sadly don't require the tickets but I'm sorry to hear that Andrew is unwell. Please pass on our best wishes for a speedy recovery.   

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Colin


Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 02/October/2020 at 20:39
Andrew has had good news - the Autodromo is refunding his tickets so all he has to do now is concentrate on getting better,.
If you do get to read  this Andrew - we are all hoping you have a swift recovery


Posted By: mrandyd
Date Posted: 02/October/2020 at 21:41
👍


Posted By: Jayjan
Date Posted: 03/October/2020 at 00:06
Speedy recovery Andrew. Hop you are well very soon.

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Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 03/October/2020 at 09:56
Autodromo have said tickets being sent out from 9th October


Posted By: sidsmum
Date Posted: 03/October/2020 at 15:10
Get well soon Andrew


Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 09/October/2020 at 07:28
Car parking tickets are now on sale €54 (inc delivery) for north stand !! ouch

Parking is free if you fancy a walk


Posted By: port princess
Date Posted: 10/October/2020 at 23:45
I’m thinking of you Andrew get well soon xwas out with Richard & Lynn at their special rib place !!!! Take care x

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Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 17/October/2020 at 10:52
News from the circuit in reply to an e-mail I sent this week:

"Shuttles will be available from two places in Portimão: one in Marina de Portimão (nearby Praia da Rocha) and the other one in the old Retail Park, which now is just a parking lot at EN125. These will leave every 30 minutes, starting at 7am, and then will run until about 1 hour after the end of track activity."

 

I was told by one in the know that at most GP they have a short range broadcast of commentary that punters can pick up on their phones, so you know what is going on - they told me they have no plans for this "However, we will have live commentary on the track and big screens around the circuit."




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Go away Duchatalet


Posted By: Jock
Date Posted: 17/October/2020 at 10:59
Fiddling while Rome burns!


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Posted By: bob d
Date Posted: 17/October/2020 at 21:13
Silverstone sell little transistor radios with trackside commentary for a tenner, but no problem following the action if you can see one of the big screens. 

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Posted By: Jayjan
Date Posted: 17/October/2020 at 22:28
Read this earlier today that they could review it going ahead depending on infection cases rising even further. mmmmm. 
https://www.portugalresident.com/presence-of-public-at-f1-and-motogp-races-in-algarve-under-revision%20" rel="nofollow - https://www.portugalresident.com/presence-of-public-at-f1-and-motogp-races-in-algarve-under-revision
Sorry link is not direct, can't understand why, so annoying  grrrr.
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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 18/October/2020 at 09:14
PS if you are posting as reply, it's the left hand icon next to the smiley face.


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Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 18/October/2020 at 20:57
Originally posted by Jayjan Jayjan wrote:

Read this earlier today that they could review it going ahead depending on infection cases rising even further. mmmmm. 
https://www.portugalresident.com/presence-of-public-at-f1-and-motogp-races-in-algarve-under-revision%20" rel="nofollow - https://www.portugalresident.com/presence-of-public-at-f1-and-motogp-races-in-algarve-under-revision
Sorry link is not direct, can't understand why, so annoying  grrrr.
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The Resident has updated their article. Attendance being reduced from 40 k to 27 5k. 


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 19/October/2020 at 09:02
12,500 refunds to arrange. I wonder how it will be decided who cannot go. The weather for next weekend is not looking too marvellous either


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Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 19/October/2020 at 20:07
Apparently so many foreigners wont be able or want to come with the restrictions they wont need to enforce any cancellation. Its only going to be 27.5% capacity so should be plenty of room.
No food nor drink to be taken in so no doubt make up some of the shortfall that way


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 20/October/2020 at 08:52
Let's hope it doesn't completely fall apart so that similar events will come this way. If anyone's there at the moment they will not very gruntled.


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Posted By: Jock
Date Posted: 20/October/2020 at 12:04
A great pity but inevitable.  Once Covid is under some sort of "control", if ever, there shouldn't be any reason not to have a Portuguese event.  Even in this climate the tickets were selling so there shouldn't be a problem in "normal" times.


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Posted By: bob d
Date Posted: 20/October/2020 at 14:38
World Superbikes are held here every year and it’s one of the best if not the best race tracks on the calendar. 

Also Motogp are coming for the first time on the 22nd November. Valentine Rossi et al. 


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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 21/October/2020 at 08:19
Sunday's weather forecast doesn't look too promising at the moment. Take your rainhats.


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Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 21/October/2020 at 09:11
Seems to depend where you look mate? Met Office has 19% or 20% chance of rain around racetime, Accuweather 54% chance sometime in the afternoon, World weather on line 0% to 33% racetime, Time and Date.com 48% sometime during the day and the BBC 4% or 5% racetime. 

Sun cream and sou'wester will be taken to be worn accordingly...      Big smile 


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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 21/October/2020 at 11:38
IPMA has a 64% chance of rain at 3pm and says only 18º, quite windy. Winter woollies as well perhaps. And according to them the only day with any rain from Saturday right through to the next Saturday!


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Posted By: bob d
Date Posted: 21/October/2020 at 21:06
The main stand on the start / finish straight is covered, no other stand is. All open to the elements. 

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 22/October/2020 at 09:45
http://www.portugalresident.com/portimaos-f1-gp-attendance-slashed-as-cheapest-ticket-holders-told-to-request-refund-or-pay-extra/" rel="nofollow - https://www.portugalresident.com/portimaos-f1-gp-attendance-slashed-as-cheapest-ticket-holders-told-to-request-refund-or-pay-extra/

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Posted By: Jock
Date Posted: 25/October/2020 at 14:54
Enjoyed the race, thanks to Mobdro, but it's becoming a bit predictable.  Hamilton is a very talented man.

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Posted By: Jayjan
Date Posted: 25/October/2020 at 15:25
Just seen a picture on Bombeiros Portugueses facebook page, showing lots of folks not adhering to social distancing  rules at the F1. mmmmm, wonder if Portugal will see another rise in figures. 
 Portuguese comment:  "Grand premio de F1 Algarve sem distanciamento fisico. Ja era de prever. As pessoas continuam a nao respeitar as regras"
Translation. "Grand Prix of F1 Algarve without physical distance. It was to be expected. People still dont respect the rules"



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Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 25/October/2020 at 19:23
Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton by winning today he has passed Michael Schumachers record.
Great to be there but traffic was chaos and this was with considerably reduced attendance. God knows how they would cope  -  took us 3 hours to get in from Albufeira.
Seats were allocated after approval by DGS - there was a spare seat between us and others -  not brilliant  but I didn't see anyone not wearing mask on North Stand but cannot speak for others- either way we will be in self imposed exile for next week or so.

Great day despite poor organisation and autumnal weather 


Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 26/October/2020 at 14:29
The organisation was the usual farce, sadly. We caught the 11AM shuttle from Praia da Rocha, there were 12 people on it... Maybe if they actually told people it existed it might just help ease the ridiculous traffic congestion Richard mentions? It took us two hours to go just over 20km. The only point at which we were given priority was about 300m from the circuit, which did mean we actually got in to see the start (just), but it is hardly an incentive to leave the car at the park n ride if you just have to sit in traffic with all the cars anyway. There are three lanes on the road leading into the racetrack, for some inexplicable reason, one was coned off from the motorway all the way to the venue. That will be down to the GNR, of course, not the Autodrome. When we arrived there was no clear signposting to tell us where to go for our seats. We had green tickets - the sign on the gate saying "Verde" was red and white. Is it beyond the brain power of the management to use blue signs for the blue area, red for the red area and green for the green???? 

There was no way of knowing what was happening in the race, as the promised commentary over the tannoy did not materialise, and you could not see the big(ish) screen from where we sat.        

The race itself was a great experience, and we were delighted to be there to see Lewis break the record.   


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