The return of the Formula 1 cars to Estoril Classics will be the highlight of the event with a highly prestigious title sponsor - Portugal Sotheby's International Realty.
As has been tradition since the beginning of the Estoril event, which is one of the most important in the world dedicated to historic car racing - this year scheduled for October 7, 8 and 9 - the top category of motor sports will be represented with single seaters that made history in the sport participating in two races - one on Saturday and another on Sunday.
Being Formula 1 an elite sport, to which only the best aspire, it is only natural that the top category race of Estoril Classics has as title sponsor an entity with the prestige of Portugal Sotheby's International Realty, being present in the official name of the race: Classic GP by Portugal Sotheby's Realty.
Founded in 1976, the British company enjoys great international prestige and it is natural that it joins Estoril Classics, Formula 1 and Cascais, since it shares the same values - sophistication, glamour and efficiency.
Portugal Sotheby's International Realty, which operates in the luxury real estate segment, in addition to participating in the name of the Grand Prix single-seater race, will also have an exhibitor in the Paddock and another in the "Drivers Club", where its portfolio will be available for consultation, showcasing the charms of living in Cascais.
The Classic GP by Portugal Sotheby's Realty event will bring to the Autódromo do Estoril the memories of when the circuit was part of the FIA Formula One World Championship calendar. The races will feature starting grids of diverse Grand Prix single-seater cars with normally aspirated engines that raced during the 1970s and 1980s.
Those who come to the Autódromo do Estoril to watch the Classic GP by Portugal Sotheby's Realty will be able to admire machines that, although historic, were born to compete and be pushed to the limit.
Diogo Ferrão, CEO Race Ready, said: "Over the years we have built a strong and prestigious brand - the Estoril Classics - and it is a great pleasure to match these values with the prestige and glamour of Portugal Sotheby's International Realty, who will be the title sponsor of our Formula 1 race. This agreement is another step in the event's concept to showcase the best that Portugal and Cascais have to offer to the world.
For Miguel Poisson, CEO of Portugal Sotheby's International Realty, "it makes perfect sense for us to be present at Estoril Classics and sponsor the Portugal Sotheby's Realty Classic GP. We share the same values of excellence with the event, and Cascais is a very relevant market for us. This is a prestigious event and gives us the fantastic opportunity to be close to our target audience."
The Portugal Sotheby's Realty Classic GP starting grid will feature more than fifteen pre-1986 Formula 1 single-seaters. After Friday's qualifying session, a 20-minute race will be held on Saturday and another 20-minute race on Sunday.
Tickets can be purchased through the official Estoril Classics website, and also physically at FNAC, Worten, El Corte Inglês and CTT Correios. The number of tickets is limited to the physical space of the Autódromo do Estoril paddock. Tickets for one day are at 30 euros, while for the three days of the event, tickets cost 50 euros.