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Portimão’s F1 GP attendance slashed as cheapest ticket holders told to “request refund or pay extra”

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Algarve International Racetrack (AIA) has been forced to reduce its attendance numbers for the F1 Portugal GP to just 27,500.

The target was initially 50,000, but the number has been progressively reduced as a result of mounting Covid-19 concerns.

Thus, those who purchased tickets for the ‘Peão’ stands, which will now be closed during the event, can either ask for a refund or “upgrade their tickets” at an extra cost.

The news was confirmed this week by Parkalgar, the company that manages the racetrack.

The ‘Peão’ tickets were the cheapest option available, costing €85 and granting access only to the final day of the GP.

According to the racetrack, the only way those who purchased these tickets will still be able to enjoy the race is to “upgrade their tickets” by paying between €20 and €120 extra. These upgrades are limited, however, and will only be available to those who request them first.

The AIA has capacity for nearly 100,000, but only around a quarter of the seats will be taken for the F1 race which is still expected to provide a much-needed boost to the local economy.

Contact the racetrack for further information.

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