After the cancellation of the 2020 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix and the 2020 Monaco Historic Grand Prix due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) has decided that it will organise three grand prix in 2021, in the space of one month.
Following numerous requests coming from competitors, partners and spectators of the Monaco Historic Grand Prix, the organising committee at ACM – after achieving a feasibility study internally and receiving the final approval from the Monaco government – will now host the 12th edition of Monaco Historic Grand Prix next year from 23 to 25 April.
Following this will be the 4th Monaco E-Prix (8 May 2021) and the 78th Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix (20 to 23 May 2021).
The month-long grand prix extravaganza poses a huge logistical challenge ACM, for all major players and authorities of the Principality of Monaco, and for the 3,000 volunteers – among them, 650 stewards and track marshals.
“To organise three races in the space of one month will be a premiere for us all at ACM” general commissioner Christian Tornatore said.
“The logistical side promises to be complex, but not impossible to manage. Because of the new constraints, we shall need to start setting up the track earlier than usual, at the end of February, instead of 15 March.
“We will then integrate the technical aspects, on and around the track, required by every category that will be involved. In order to achieve this, we will count on the experience and flexibility of all the people involved.”
The next edition of Monaco Historic Grand Prix, the 13th of the series, will take place from 13 to 15 May 2022.
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