Formula 1 fever to hit Portugal this weekend

Formula 1 fever to hit Portugal this weekend

12th race of 2020 to be run at Algarve International Circuit on Sunday

News Service AA

Formula 1 fever will hit Portugal this weekend, as the Algarve International Circuit set to host the 12th race of the 2020 season on Sunday.

The race will run over 66 laps of the 4.6-kilometer (2.9 miles) track in Portimao.

The qualifying round will start at 1300GMT on Saturday, with the race beginning at 1310GMT on Sunday.

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton, with seven victories under his belt, leads the championship with 230 points.

Having 161 points, his teammate Valtteri Bottas from Finland clinched two races this season.

2020 driver standings:

1. Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain): 230

2. Valtteri Bottas (Finland): 161

3. Max Verstappen (Netherlands): 147

4. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia): 78

5. Sergio Perez (Mexico): 68

2020 constructor standings:

1. Mercedes: 391

2. Red Bull-Honda: 211

3. Racing Point: 120

4. McLaren: 116

5. Renault: 114


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