JUNE 16, 1997
The 18th race option
The Council confirmed that there will be a European Grand Prix at Jerez on the Estoril's original date (October 26) but noted the Portuguese proposal for a race on November 9.
The teams are not particularly happy about the situation but will probably agree if pressured. It remains to be seen, however, whether or not the authorities in Portugal can possibly do all the work in the time available. This is doubtful.