The Round 3 of 2021 Formula 1 season gets underway on Sunday morning at the Algarve International Circuit.
Verstappen will hope to take home the checkered flag in consecutive races for the first time in his Formula 1 career.
Verstappen is coming off a decisive victory at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix two weeks ago and also recorded a third-place finish at this event last year.
However, the Red Bull Racing star is likely to have his hands full against the defending champion in this race.
When does qualifying begin for the Portuguese Grand Prix? Saturday 1st May, 2021 – 15:00 (UK)
When does the race begin for the Portuguese Grand Prix? Sunday 2nd May, 2021 – 15:00 (UK)
What is the expected weather for the weekend? Temperatures between 20-21c in mostly sunny skies
Where can I get tickets for the Portuguese Grand Prix? Ticket information for all races on the F1 2021 calendar can be found here
What channel is the Portuguese Grand Prix on in the UK? Both the qualifying and race will be televised live on Sky Sport F1
Where can I stream the Portuguese Grand Prix in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the qualifying and race live via Sky Go
Lewis Hamilton returns to the Algarve after dominating in this race last fall and closely trails Verstappen as a strong favourite
Fresh off his win at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Max Verstappen is perched as a narrow favorite ahead of this weekend’s Portuguese Grand Prix.
And Lewis Hamilton closely trails Verstappen, while the Ferrari duo of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. are poised for a breakthrough.