Monaco to begin preparing street circuit as F1 season opener closes in

Monaco to begin preparing street circuit as F1 season opener closes in

The Monaco government has confirmed preparations for a trio of events, including the Formula 1 Grand Prix, will begin on February 23.

Last year, Monaco was one of 13 cancellations on the F1 calendar as the sport was forced to adapt to the global pandemic. It was the first time since 1954 that the Monte Carlo streets had not played host to the championship.

The Historic Monaco Grand Prix was another casualty of the pandemic last year, but the principality is set for a bumper period of action this time around with authorities giving the green light for Formula 1, the Historic Grand Prix and Formula E.

A statement read: “After a private year 2020 of racing on the circuit – hardships cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic – the principality is resuming its habits and preparing its molt to exceptionally welcome three grands prix of 23 April to May 23, 2021.

“The 2021 edition promises to be outstanding. Three events are planned: in addition to the traditional Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix (and its ancillary events). The Historic Monaco Grand Prix and the Monaco E-Prix will be held in the same year while they usually play alternating.”

The Historic Grand Prix will open the trio of events on April 23, with Formula E racing on May 8 and Formula 1 rounding things off between May 20-23.

The statement confirmed: “Assembling work and related restrictions will begin on February 23 in the port area and March 31 in the Monte-Carlo neighbourhood.”

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