Portuguese Grand Prix

As Grand Prix of Portugal, a Formula 1 race has been held 16 times in Portugal.

This Grand Prix took place in 1958 and 1960 in Porto, 1959 in Lisbon, and from 1984 to 1996 at the Circuito do Estoril in Estoril as running for the Drivers' Championship. In the years 1950 to 1955, and 1957 he was discharged as a sports car race in Lisbon and Porto. 1964, the Grand Prix was also revived as a sports car race in Cascais. 1965 and 1966 still found two Formula 3 races held as the Grand Prix of Portugal. After the race was not held until 1984.

Record winner are still Alain Prost and Nigel Mansell, each with three victories.


During the Formula 1 season 1958 Formula 1 season 1960, the GP was a Grand Prix of Porto in the city of Porto on the local circular route Circuito da Boavista instead.

Similar to the present route of Macao, where today Formula 3 and Touring Car races, however, be discharged, the course was after the start in the port area on tram tracks and cobblestones with a combination of long straights and a variety of curves between the canyons.

The path length was 7.4 miles and the distance was about 50 rounds, that is about 370 km.

1959 tried to Formula 1 at the race in Lisbon to inspire on the challenging course Circuit Monsanto middle of a park.

For security reasons, we refrained from further launches in both courses. It was not until 1984, a veritable Grand Prix of Portugal took place again, but this time in Estoril.


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