Our top pictures from the Portuguese Grand PrixOctober 27, 2020
The story of the Portuguese Grand Prix weekend, told through our favorite images from Portimao.
In-crest-igating: Romain, his engineering team and test and reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi get their first taste of the ups and downs of the Algarve International Circuit, often nicknamed the ‘Portimao Rollercoaster’, during Thursday’s track walk.
Talking it through: Romain and Kevin speak to the media for the first time since it was announced that they would both be released from the team at the end of the season.
In stitches: Kevin and Romain can’t contain their laughter, after re-living a humorous incident on the way to the circuit on Friday morning.
Treemendous views: We’ve been treated to some fantastic back-drops with the "guest circuits" added to the 2020 calendar, and Portimao was no different. Romain pictured in FP1 with the rolling hills and greenery in the background.
Up in the clouds: The undulations of the track offered the photographers plenty of opportunities to play with the sky, which offered some breath-taking backdrops.
Looking ominous: Dark clouds were a frequent sight around the circuit with changeable autumn weather even affecting the Algarve. However, little rain was seen during the course of the weekend. Still, it looked cool on camera!
Through the leaves: Romain gets his final preparations in for qualifying, with some quali sim runs towards the end of FP3.
Let there be power: One of our electricians, Ryan, ensures the grid trolleys are ready for the arrival of the cars ahead of the race.
The calm before the storm: Except there was no storm :/
The fans are back: It was great to again be racing in front of crowds, with Portuguese fans enjoying their first race in a generation. Supporters were spaced out in groups and face masks were worn to ensure COVID precautions were met.