The date for the 2021 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix has been set as the Automobile Club de Monaco announces it will hold all three of its motorsport events within a month.

Monaco will run the Historic Grand Prix and Formula E races alongside its F1 round over a five-week spell next year, with the Historic GP taking place from April 23-25, the Monaco E-Prix on May 8 and the Monaco Grand Prix across May 20-23.

The principality usually alternatives the Historic GP and Formula E races but the forced cancellation of the Monaco and Historic GPs due to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented schedule.

The Monaco Grand Prix had originally been planned for this weekend but was called off, meaning 2020 will mark the first year F1’s blue riband race has not taken place since 1954.

“To organise three races in the space of one month will be a premiere for us all at ACM,” said the body’s general commissioner, Christian Tornatore.

“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 March 15.

“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 persons involved, in order to achieve our objectives.”

The ACM confirmed the Historic GP will run again in 2022 before returning to its traditional biennial status.

 

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