Chris Harris brings together the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari, and McLaren P1 at the Portimao circuit to find out which one is the quickest. He also invites Tiff Needell and Marino Franchitti for a track battle.
A Day At The Algarve International Circuit In A C63S sedan
Portugal is a beautiful country. What brought us to Mainland Europe's westernmost country, though, was the high-speed promise of the Algarve International Circuit in Portimão. Watch this video to find out why.
Chris Harris brings his enthusiastic energy behind the wheel of the new Cayman GT4 and shows what Porsche's hardcore creation can do around Portimao. He also puts it on the lift to see what makes the model so special.
Imagine getting a chance to see what motorsports was really like before World War II. The Benjafield's 24-hour pre-war enduro held at the Portimao Circuit in Portugal was probably one of the best chances in recent memory to do so.
With the Formula One season – and indeed his entire F1 career – now behind him, Mark Webber took advantage of his early release from Red Bull Racing to try out the new LMP1 which Porsche is developing, undertaking the final test session of 2013 before Porsche throws it head first into the FIA World Endurance Championship next April. The session – which followed previous tests at Magny-Cours, Monza, Paul Ricard and the Eurospeedway at Lausitz – was held at the Algarve circ
The venues just keep on lining up for grands prix. After bringing you news of Singapore's impending bid and progress on India's plans, the next contender is Portugal, which had a grand prix at Estoril from 1984 to 1997 but withdrew from the F1 calendar after that due to prohibitively high costs to get the track up to spec. Rather than sinking more money into an old track, the coastal town of Portimao is moving ahead with plans to build a brand new facility.