Formula 1 has formally confirmed that Portugal will feature on the 2021 calendar after ratifying an agreement with the local promoter.
Portugal returned to the schedule after a 24-year absence in 2020 and for the first time Portimão was used as the venue.
The original 2021 calendar did not feature a Portuguese event but the postponement of Australia and China led to TBC rounds on April 18 and May 2.
Imola has filled the April 18 date while Formula 1 signalled its intention for Portugal to feature on May 2.
On Friday championship organisers formally announced the retention of the event and it is expected to be ratified shortly at the impending meeting of the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council.
A decision on fan attendance at the event will be taken in due course.
“We are thrilled to announce that Formula 1 will be racing again in Portimão after the huge success of the race last year,” said Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.
“We want to thank the promoter and the Portuguese Government for their hard work and dedication in getting us to this point.
“We are confident and excited about our 2021 season, having shown last year that we could deliver 17 races safely and bring our millions of fans thrilling racing at a difficult time.
“We hope to welcome fans to Portimão again this season in a safe way and are working with the promoter on the details of that plan.”