Sport Portimao: New asphalt for Formula 1 premiere in October

15:42  01 august  2020
15:42  01 august  2020 Source:   vodcmssec-a.akamaihd.net

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Portimao is to be resurfaced later this summer ahead of October ’s Portuguese GP – adding an extra element of surprise to a venue that Formula 1 teams are unfamiliar with. Pirelli F 1 boss Mario Isola says that the Algarve track would be tough on tyres even without the new surface generating extra grip.

Nürburgring, Imola, and Portimao have been confirmed for the 2020 Formula 1 calendar, which as of this writing has 13 races. F 1 will return to the Nürburgring and Imola in October —both superb circuits that have hosted many F 1 grands prix. PHOTO BY TopGear.com.

The race track in the Algarve will be re-asphalted for the Formula 1 race in October - this poses a major challenge for Pirelli

Portugal will return to Formula 1 in 2020 Racing calendar and is gearing up for the comeback in October. The Algarve International Circuit will be newly paved in summer. This not only creates a new challenge for drivers and teams, but also for tire supplier Pirelli.

Formula 1 last drove in Portimao in winter 2008/09, since then only Mercedes has been a guest in April 2017 for a test in W06 with George Russell and Nicholas Latifi. The new asphalt belt makes the unknown route an even greater challenge.

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Formula 1 Heineken Grande Prémio De Portugal 2020. Rather like Austin’s Circuit of The Americas, Portimao is a modern venue with elevation change baked into its layout. The Ricardo Pena-designed 4.6-km lap sends drivers swooping up hill and down dale, before culminating in a plunge down to the

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FIA race director Michael Masi planned a trip to the Algarve in mid-September, when the asphalting work should be finished. Pirelli Formula 1 boss Mario Isola faces a difficult task. Because: "Of all the new routes, Portimao is the one with the greatest difficulty."

The course puts a lot of strain on the tires on the one hand due to the layout, and on the other hand due to the particularly rough asphalt. "They will re-asphalt the route at the end of August, they are planning to completely re-asphalt the route," says the Italian.

"The goal is that the asphalt is very similar to the current one, but we also know that a new asphalt is always different from the old one." Because: "The bitumen content on the surface of the new asphalt is much higher than that of older asphalt."

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October -November for a race in europe is almost certainly going to risk rain, or hell even snow. Portimao looks absolutely mental in an F 1 car, takes on a new life compared to seeing road cars lapping it.

For this reason, Pirelli will use the three hardest tire compounds (C1, C2 and C3) in Portugal. At the same time, Isola is dealing with another question: "Because of the new asphalt, we will achieve a much higher level of grip, at the same time much less wear."

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This creates significantly more heat in the tire tread. "The teams have to keep that in mind during the weekend. But we can't find out until we drive there." The tire supplier in Mugello and Imola gained more experience thanks to test drives with Ferrari and AlphaTauri.

"Mugello is a very demanding track, we know that it could be hot there in mid-September, so we decided to use the C1, C2 and C3 tire compounds there too." Imola, on the other hand, protects the tires a little more. "There we will probably drive with C2, C3 and C4."

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See more of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team on Facebook. Grand Prix racing will return to Portugal for the first time since 1996 after Formula 1 added races in Portimao and at the classic circuits of Imola and Nurburgring to the 2020 calendar.

In the third race in Italy there is also the fact that there are only two days of driving. "The teams will have fewer free practice sessions, so they have less time to tune the car. This leads to greater unpredictability, which could be good for the show."

The prospects are rather worrying for the engineers. Just like Pirelli the race in Germany. Most recently, Formula 1 drove in 2013 in the V8 era at the Nürburgring. "Back then we drove there with the medium and the soft, but you cannot compare the situation with today, they were different tire compounds, different cars."

According to the Pirelli data, the track in the Eifel is also an average demanding one for the tires. "It could be quite cold there, but the C5 may be a bit too extreme, so we'll probably go for C2, C3 and C4 again."

With images from Motorsport Images .

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