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McLaren and Honda Confirm Algarve Test Attendance

McLaren and Honda have both confirmed their attendance at a scheduled F1 test at a brand new circuit in the Algarve.

The test will take place from the dates December 15-17, on the track which will open November 2nd.

The circuit is one of the most advanced in the world, with multiple different track configurations, and a high tech water system which simulates wet track running.

The venue is hoping to get incorporated on the F1 calendar, and the test will be an opportunity to prove that it can host an F1 event. It would see Grand Prix return to Portugal after some years of absence.

Portugal’s deputy sports minister Laurentino Dias said: “The Government will do its best for Portugal to become part of the world’s main championships. This circuit is prepared to host a range of motor races, from the most modest to Formula One.”

Ferrari are also likely to announce their attendance at the test in the near future.



2 responses

  1. As a bed and breakfast owner it’s obviously great to see this happening on the Algarve. I think it will be great for the local buzz and hope lots of people will get behind it!

    November 2, 2008 at 6:23 pm

  2. This is fantastic news for the Algarve and Portugal. F1 will bring in additional tourism to the area and also allow tourists to see the beauty of the area.

    June 4, 2009 at 3:20 pm

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