The 6 Hours of Portimão is an endurance race for sports cars held at Algarve International Circuit in Portugal.


The Algarve International Circuit was constructed in 2008 and has hosted European Le Mans Series races before with the 4 Hours of Portimão. In January 2021, it was announced that the track would host the opening round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship, replacing the cancelled round at Sebring.[1] On 26th February, 2021 it was confirmed that the race would take place behind closed doors.[2] The race was initially scheduled to take place on the 2-4 April, 2021 but was later rescheduled to the second race of the season, held on the 12-13 June, 2021.[3]

On 29 September 2022, the calendar of the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship was announced on their website and YouTube channel. The calendar confirmed the return of the championship to the Algarve International Circuit, this time in a 6-hour format instead of an 8-hour format.[4]


Year Drivers Team Car Tyre Time Laps Distance Championship Report Ref
8 hour format
2021 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota GR010 Hybrid M 8:00:15.414 300 867.30 miles (1395.630 km) FIA World Endurance Championship Report [5]
6 hour format
2023 FIA World Endurance Championship


  1. ^ "Portimão to replace Sebring for 2021 FIA WEC season-opener". FIAWEC. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Portimão and Spa WEC rounds to be held behind closed doors". FIAWEC. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Portimão shifted to June; Spa-Francorchamps set to host FIA WEC season-opener". FIAWEC. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  4. ^ "2023 Calendar Announced!". FIAWEC. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  5. ^ "8 h Algarve 2021". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 10 December 2021.