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F1 in talks over Portuguese Grand Prix

Getty ImagesFormula One is negotiating with Portugal’s Algarve International Circuit over the prospect of hosting a Grand Prix at the venue as part of the global motorsport series' revised 2020 season calendar, it has been confirmed. Formula One managing director Ross Brawn recently suggested that the championship’s eight-race European season could be extended following race enforced cancellations in Singapore, Japan, and Azerbaijan due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, with plans to begin the season in Austria on 5th July, Portugal’s 2. 91-mile racing track, based in the Algarve’s seaside town of Portimão, looks set to be added to the schedule, having received the required FIA licence two months ago. F1’s Brawn: European season could be extended by “one or two races”A statement read: ‘We confirm that conversations have been going on with [Formula One] in order to host a [Grand Prix] this year at our circuit. We are fully committed in creating all the conditions that are needed for that to happen.

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