Formula 1 has a long tradition in Portugal. In 2020, after an extended break, the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão became the third Portuguese race track to host motor sport’s premium class. The MotoGP motorcycle racing series is also based here. The carriageway had to be rehabilitated to comply with the stringent requirements of the sport’s governing body, the FIA.
The planning and monitoring of this construction project was conducted by renowned experts from Italian racetrack designers and engineering consultants Dromo, with construction completed by Portuguese contractor Tecnovia Sociedade de Empreitadas S.A. These tasks included removing the surface of the old carriageway, producing the special race track mix and then paving and compacting it.