Articles tagged Francisco Santos

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Algarve Historic Festival

Portimão, Portugal The Algarve Historic Festival at the magnificent Portimão circuit is the perfect way to bring another historic racing season to a close. Largely thanks to indefatigable promoter Francisco Santos, this year’s festival attracted a record number of cars and drivers. There was something new for 2011 – a shower of rain. Never seen that here before. And drivers of the quicker cars...

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Iberian finale for Masters series

The masters racing season will conclude with an Iberian double-header in October, featuring back-to-back weekends at Portimao in Portugal and Monteblanco in Spain. The second Historic Festival at the Algarve track (October 15-17) will be headlined by the FIA Historic Formula One Championship finale, while a full Masters programme will include races for U2TC touring cars, Formula Junior and a two-...

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Street fight renewed

Vila Real promoter Francisco Santos is planning a major historic race meeting on the street circuit in the north of Portugal in 2008, after racing returned in a successful national meeting this October. Santos and his company, Talento Ltd, aim to expand to a full programme in 2008 with races for Formula Junior, Formula 2, Sports and GT cars of the ’60s, 2-litre sports and saloon cars and...

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Event of the month -- Grande Prémio Histórico do Porto

The first historic 'revival'  meeting on the old Oporto Portuguese Grand Prix circuit was a resounding success. Marcus Pye enjoyed the sport and socialising.  Photography by Jim Houlgrave The inaugural Grande Prémio Histórico do Porto presented some memorable racing and a wonderful snapshot of the Portuguese Grands Prix of 1958 and '60. Sir Jack Brabham was a guest of honour at the July 8-10...

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Estoril back on Calendar

After three editions at the spectacular Portimao circuit, the Algarve Historic Festival will switch venues in October to run further north at Estoril after financial issues between the venue and the event promoter went unresolved. The Portimdo track was built at a cost of around £150 million and opened in October 2008. It quickly gained popularity, but the annual historic festival will not run...

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Rob Widdows

Good times roll on You know you're getting on a bit when Johnny Herbert is a guest of honour at Race Retro, the winter gathering formerly known as the Historic Motor Sport Show. Unlike many of the sport's more senior citizens, Johnny is as chirpy as ever bouncing around on those famously injured feet. You wouldn't believe how many people can produce a photo of the perennially popular British...

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Jerez move for festival

The Estoril Historic Festival, scheduled for October 18-21, has been cancelled and replaced by a new event at Jerez on October 12-14. The Historic Formula One teams have remained loyal to promoter Francisco Santos and will race at Jerez, the first Fl race there since the European GP in 1997. The entry will feature Fl cars that raced in the 1986 Spanish GP. It will also feature the penultimate...

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Estoril's F1 reprise

Formula 1 returns to Estoril! How about that for a headline? As with all good headlines, it is the smaller print that tells the real story. And this is a story that will interest anyone who loves historic racing, and who likes to sunbathe on the beach at the end of a long season. Contemporary F1 cars have not raced at Autódromo do Estoril since the demise of the Portuguese Grand Prix in 1996....

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Algarve delights banish the blues

After the downpour at Spa, Portugal’s historic festival offered the perfect finale to a busy season of racing What a way to end the season. Sunshine, blue skies, blue sea, blue-flag beaches, and a golf course on every corner. Not to mention a paddock packed with gorgeous racing cars, glorious noise and some decent racing around a wonderful circuit. And a swimming pool in the paddock. Yes, really...


August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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