Doubts regarding the Chinese Formula 1 race due to take place in April appear to have opened the door for the Algarve to welcome back the sport next year.

According to media reports Formula 1 organisers are looking for a race to replace the Chinese Grand Prix, which was scheduled for April 16 next year, and according to Sport TV there are advanced negotiations with Portugal, which could re-enter the calendar.

It is reported that the decision will be taken by 9 December, the date of the World Council of the International Automobile Federation (FIA). However, one of the main problems facing the Portimão circuit will be the need to change the 6 Hours of a World Endurance Championship (WEC) event scheduled for the same date.

China will miss out on a Formula 1 race for the fourth year in a row, confirmed today by the FIA and reported by SKY News, due to its rules against Covid-19 and the 24-race calendar, which has Australia on April 2 and Azerbaijan on 30.