F1 Grand Prix Trophy arrived in Portugal on a ride by Tiago Monteiro

Tiago Monteiro got the podium in F1, in a race in 2005

The Formula 1 (F1) Grand Prix trophy, to be disputed from this Friday, April 30th, at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA), in Portimão, has arrived in our country hitchhiking by Tiago Monteiro. 

In the premier race of world motorsport, there are few Portuguese who have participated in the curriculum, but, however, Tiago Monteiro can even be proud of having raised the flag of Portugal to the third highest 'step' in the Formula 1 classification, in Indianapolis, United States, June 19, 2005.

Almost 16 years later, Tiago Monteiro accepted Heineken's invitation and came out of the pits again to 'sponsor' the F1 Grand Prix, through a preview event.

The solemn moment was marked this Tuesday, April 27, at Campo Pequeno, with David Coulthard, legendary international driver and Heineken ambassador for Formula 1, making the passage of testimony.

The starting grid for this warm up it was also filled with other big names, such as Carlos Barbosa (president of the Automobile Club de Portugal), Elisabete Jacinto (Portuguese all-terrain driver) or Gonçalo Uva (former player of the National Rugby Team).

The highlight of the night was led by Tiago Monteiro, when he presented the long-awaited official trophy to everyone present, but the starting signal was finally given by Kruella D'Enfer, responsible for the podium decoration.

Invited by Heineken beer, via Underdogs Gallery, the Portuguese visual artist and illustrator took over the project and officially presented the Portu Magnus (Porto Grande), where the three best classifieds in the race will be consecrated next Sunday.