SPECTATOR GUIDE

Circuit Information

Algarve Motorsports Park is a complex dedicated to motorsport that houses the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve and other infrastructures that provide all the conditions for unique driving experiences.
The inaugural race at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve took place on November 2, 2008 with the last race of the World Superbike Championship of that year.
The philosophy that shaped this project was the creation of a set of equipment that are closely related, so that they can withdraw and offer a mutual benefit. Thus, all elements are concentrated in the same physical space: race track, go-kart track, off-road park, hotel, apartments, technological park and sports complex.

Total capacity: 90.000 seats

 


Local legislation

The General Directorate of Health, the National Republican Guard and the Public Security Police are the regulatory entities.


Hours

Opening of doors: 07H00 (23, 24 and 25 of October)
Door closing: 1H after the end of the event (23, 24 and 25 October)


F1 PROGRAMME: SCHEDULE/TIMETABLE

I have the tickets. What now?

There is some important information to keep in mind.

– It will be mandatory to wear a mask and also to comply with social distance. It is also advisable to use the respiratory etiquette and extra care in hand hygiene. Disinfection points will be available throughout the enclosure.

– All tickets are identified with a color that represents your circulation area – according to the stand you chose.


ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

Alcohol will not be sold or allowed to be consumed in the stands and in the vicinity of the circuit.


Circuit Entry

We advise spectators to arrive at the circuit in advance. The car parks will open at 06:00 on the days of the events and the doors of the circuit from 07:00.

Each stand sector will have an exclusive road access, parking and entrance door on the circuit.

 

Transport and Parking Plan

Spectators will have two ways to get to the circuit.
Through dedicated, exclusive and free shuttles that can be used upon presentation of the pass or ticket. Transports will begin at 7:00 am on the day of the event and depart at subsequent 30-minute intervals. There are free and limited car parks in the exit areas of Portimão and Lagos.

Using your own vehicle parking in the parks available around the enclosure.

Green Colour: access road with exit nº 3 on the A22 entrance through the main access to the AIA, parking in parks with the colour Green G1 / G2 / G3 / G4 GKIA1, GKIA2 and parking in the streets of the green area. This parking is exclusive to the Green stands (West, Main, South, Solverde and Sagres).

Yellow colour: via west access with exit nº2 on the A22 entrance by municipal road to the west and parking in parks Y1 / Y2 / Y3 / Y4 / Y5 / Y6, and access roads to parks in the yellow area. This parking is exclusive to the yellow stands (Bancada Norte and Lagos).

Red colour: access north with exit nº5 on the A22, entrance by municipal road to the north and parking in parks R1 / R2 / R3 and street access to parks in red colour. This parking is exclusive to the red stands (Bancada Portimão, Portimão 2 and Peão e Lagos).

Blue colour or Grey colour : access road with exit nº 3 on the A22 entrance through the main access to the AIA, parking in the parks with the colour Blue or Grey B1 and B2, reserved for parking passes paid in advance.

 

All parks on the AIA grounds will have permanent security staff and staff to inform spectators of the capacity and availability of each park. Its opening hours are from 06:00 until two hours after the event ends.
In shuttles, the use of a mask is mandatory, at all times. Their capacity was reduced to enhance social distance.

In the 10 doors of the circuit, the Security Staff will guarantee social distance in the waiting areas and process the entries through the identification of the tickets electronically with barcode readers. The bar codes will have the information previously provided to the organization when purchasing the tickets, so the spectators must be accompanied by their personal identification at the entrance of the circuit.
After entering the circuit, there are signs to help the spectator to reach his bench and allocated place, as well as Staff to control the flow, guaranteeing social distance.

 

The use of the mask throughout the enclosure is mandatory. In case the spectator does not respect the indications of the Staff and the sanitary protocol, he may be invited to leave the enclosure, with no right to refund the ticket value. Likewise, if the spectator is visibly under the influence of illicit substances, alcohol or demonstrates inappropriate behaviour that puts the well-being and safety of the event and other spectators concerned, he may be invited to leave the venue, with no right to refund of ticket value.

Circuit Exits

The venue will close 1 hour after the event ends, so the viewer is advised to be calm when leaving. There is signage to help the spectator to leave his stand and allocated place, as well as Staff to control the flow and ensure social distance.
The use of the mask throughout the enclosure is mandatory.

FAQS

HOW CAN I PURCHASE A PARKING SPACE?


WILL THERE BE FREE PARKING?

Yes, all parking is free, with the exception of areas B1 and B2.


Will there be free transportation to the circuit from these locations?

Yes, as long as you have a pass or ticket for the race. Buses will depart from 7:00 am, with intervals every 30 minutes. We emphasize that parking at these points will be free and limited.


What are the measures you will implement as a contingency for COVID-19?

The use of a mask will be mandatory in all circulation areas. In places allocated to your pass or ticket, the use of the mask is advised. Alcohol disinfection points are available to keep your hands disinfected, as well as substantially enhancing the cleaning / disinfection of circulation areas. The room’s capacity was reduced by 60% to guarantee social distance.


Where will children from 6-7 years old sit?

Children aged up to 7 years old must sit on an adults lap.


Are we allowed to take food and drinks?

As with other types of sporting and recreational events, food and / or drinks are not allowed inside the AIA grounds. There are several points of purchase of food and beverages on the countertops, these being exclusive, in order to avoid crowds.


The ticket did not come with a name, is it normal?

Yes. The ticket itself will not have your name printed. However, the ticket barcode is associated with your data in our system, so it is possible to control your place and, in case of having to be contacted later, we can do so.


Will smoking be allowed in the stands?

Smoking will not be allowed in the stands. There will be areas properly marked for that purpose.


I lost my ticket, my ticket did not arrive on time, I left my ticket at home. What do I do now?

We will have an Information Post located in the riverside area in Portimão – next to the Portimão Museum – to resolve these type of issues, cancelling the first copy of the ticket and issuing a duplicate with proof of purchase and a valid identification card.

Helpdesk AIA
Museu de Portimão Auditorium Entrance Hall
Tel.: 282 405 270

Museu de Portimão
Rua D. Carlos I
8500-607 Portimão

Timetable
Monday, 19th – 09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday, 20th – 09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday, 21st – 09:00 – 18:00
Thursday, 22nd – 08:30 – 18:00
Friday, 23rd – 08:00 – 19:00
Saturday, 24th – 08:00 – 19:00
Sunday, 25th – 07:00 – 13:00


I have reduced mobility and a parking badge for people with disabilities conditions in their mobility, do I have to pay for parking?

No, if you have a parking badge in a space reserved for people with reduced mobility, you will not have to pay for parking in park B1 – Main Stand.