Portimão replaces Moscow on 2015 calendar


The FIA Formula 3 European Championship’s scheduled visit to Moscow Raceway later this season has been replaced with a round at Portimão, Portugal.

Championship organisers confirmed the move, which comes on the back of increasing pressure from teams to avoid the costly journey to Russia, in the Hockenheim paddock on Sunday morning.

The Portimão round will take place on 4-6 September, one week later than Moscow’s original calendar slot. The Algarve venue will also play host to two days of official mid-season testing on 1-2 September.

Felix has raced at Portimão once before, finishing on the podium in an FA1 race at the picturesque circuit last year.