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2021 to be the year of racing

2021 to be the year of racing

By Stephanie Horsman - May 20, 2020

The Automobile Club of Monaco has announced that the F1 Grand Prix, the Historic Grand Prix and Formula E races will all be held within a five-week period in 2021.

This year may have been a wash for lovers of the iconic Monaco Grand Prix, but the Automobile Club of Monaco is making up for it with a 2021 line up of races that are sure to excite racing fans the world over.

In a “past, present and future” set of events, the Historic Grand Prix will take place from 23rd to 25th April 2021 followed by the Monaco E-Prix on 8th May and the big finale, the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, will round out the events from 23th to 23rd May.

With the cancellation of all racing events this year due to the health epidemic, the rescheduling of the Historic Grand Prix for 2021, which normally takes place once every two years, is a delightful surprise for classic car fans. Even better, the Historic race will be held the following year as well, in 2022, so fans get to enjoy it two times in a row, maintaining the biennial event schedule going forward.

As the logistics for such a huge series of races will be enormous, especially in light of new health and safety requirements brought on by the crisis, preparations will start in late February to ensure everything runs without a hitch. To make it happen, all the major players, the Monegasque government and 3,000 volunteers will be ready for action to ensure success when the time comes.

“To organise three races in the space of one month will be a first for us all at ACM,” says Christian Tornatore, General Commissioner of the Automobile Club of Monaco. “The logistical side promises to be complex but not impossible to manage. Because of new constraints, we shall need to start setting up the track earlier than usual, at the end of February rather than 15th March. We will then integrate 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 latest objectives.”

 

Photo: ACM

 

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