The public is back at Estoril Classics! It's confirmed, the biggest classic car event in the South of Europe, may have a limited number of spectators in 2021.
After two years of waiting, the public will be able to watch the brilliant Pre-1986 Formula 1 races again and review iconic Williams, Mclaren or Tyrrel. The programme is also packed with various international competitions for all tastes, such as the always extraordinary Group C, the fast GTs and Le Mans Prototypes of the 90s and 2000s, the charismatic Ferraris and Jaguars of the 60s, among many others. The popular Iberian Historic Endurance will also be present with a very good squad composed of Porsches, Jaguars, Ferraris and BMWs up to 1976.
With capacity limits imposed, Estoril Classics will open the paddock doors with restrictions. All participants, team members or public, will have to present the vaccination certificate or negative antigen or PCR tests (48 and 72 hours of validity, respectively) for admission in the event. In the paddock, in addition to the staff of more than 300 teams, it will be possible to receive only 500 spectators per day. The mythical grandstand of the Estoril Race Track will once again open to welcome 50% of the capacity, which is equivalent to 2,000 people per day. The access tickets will be available in two different modalities, the daily modality and the 3-day pass. It should be mentioned that Paddock ticket holders will also be able to watch the excitement of the races on Grandstand A and Turn 1 of the Circuit.
With a three-day schedule, the non-stop programme kicks off on Friday with over 9 hours of excitement with the qualifying sessions, which determine the all-important grid positions for the 14-race programme. On Saturday, the public will be able to watch the now classic Rally of Portugal Historic Slalom and five races, such as the first Formula 1 race, the first Group C race or the only race of the 60's Grand Tourism which will recreate the endurance races and will finish at night. On the final day of Estoril Classics, there will be 9 races to watch, Formula 1 returns for a second race as does Group C. Sunday is also the day of the 60's and 70's Turismos with the fantastic Capri and BMW 635 CSI. On Sunday you can also admire the GTs and Prototypes that in the 90's and 2000's ran the famous Le Mans corners now at the Estoril Circuit. The programme closes with the long-awaited Iberian Historic Endurance race and its historical gems.
Off track, with a totally redecorated paddock full of racing legends, there will be many attractions for the public. With the presence of several brands in the Food & Brand Village, you can take a break for a chat, visit the exhibition with a selection of a Best-off from the ACP Elegance Competition or to admire closely the more than 300 racing cars that will be in the Paddock.
Duarte Nobre Guedes, Event Principal "It is with great enthusiasm that we open our doors to the public, under the required safety conditions! Despite the limited number of access and additional controls imposed, it will be a joy to be able to welcome classic car fans once again, complying with all the guidelines for the event to be held safely."
All information about the event can be found on the Event’s website at estorilclassics.pt.
Tiago Madeira - Communications Manager
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