Portuguese Grand Prix provides much-needed dose of unpredictability to spice up familiar championship battle

“I think we will see a bit of an upset in the order because it’s a new track, nobody’s got experience there, it’s a very challenging track to set the car up with the bumps, the nature of the corners, with the downforce level as well because you do have a big long straight, followed by a lot of medium speed corners, so it’ll all be a challenge.”

It’s exactly what F1 needs to keep things interesting as Hamilton races away towards motorsport immortality. With Imola up next and Turkey’s Istanbul Park after that, Portimao represent the middle of an unpredictable quartet of races that has fans relishing race weekends as if the entire championship was on the line.

The championship of course is not on the line, but allow us the excitement of a race where the form book goes right out the window as every driver and every team starts from scratch.

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