Monaco rumour updated

Michel Boeri, president of the Automobile Club de Monaco, has been keen to reassure fans by denying rumours about the uncertain future of the Monaco Grand Prix after the 2022 Formula 1 Grand Prix event.

The Formula 1 calendar has been constantly evolving over the last few years with the addition of new destinations such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Las Vegas from 2023 onwards, which would, according to rumours, jeopardise some of the calendar’s historic F1 Grands Prix such as Monaco. A few days ago, the CEO of McLaren estimated that a Grand Prix like Monaco, which does not pay any fees to F1 to host a Grand Prix, will have to adapt quickly to continue to attract the pinnacle of motorsport to the streets of the Principality, where races are often processions as overtaking is almost impossible.

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The contract linking Formula One to the Monaco Grand Prix expires after 2022, but the ACM president insisted that all these rumours were unfounded and that Monaco would remain on the Formula One calendar for several more years.

“I would like to refer to what we have read in the press where there is talk of difficulties after this 2022 race, that is to say from next year, to continue to organise Grand Prix events. It was understood that the prices asked by Liberty were too excessive for Monaco and that the Grand Prix would no longer be held,” said Michel Boeri at the general meeting of the Automobile Club de Monaco’s commissaires’ body and quoted by the Gazzette de Monaco.


“This is not true. We are still in discussion with them and we now have to concretise by signing a contract. I can guarantee that after 2022, the Grand Prix will continue to take place. I don’t know if the contract will be for three or five years but that’s the detail.

This season, the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix is scheduled for 27-29 May and for the first time will be held over three days from Friday to Sunday rather than Thursday to Sunday with an off day on Friday.



2 responses to “Monaco rumour updated

  1. Monaco does pay a modest hosting fee these days.
    While Monaco has got mentioned among the three locations most under threat, I can definitely see at least Circuit Paul Ricard going, i.e., the one most under threat.

  2. Monaco isn’t a race , its a parade.

    Do away with it already, it is former glory and nowadays nothing more than a marketing event for the rich and famous.

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