Monaco Grand Prix has decided to change its format to give more flexibility to the racers. Monaco used to follow a four-day format unlike the other racing events which follows a three-day racing format, but this is going to change from 2022. Monaco will follow in the line of other racing formats and will hold the event for 3 days. Earlier, the format would allow Friday to be a free day for all the participating parties and Thursday was the practice day. Thursday night used to be a part-night, with music and food on the boats in the famous harbour. Friday would be the day the parties would work on their hangovers and get back to the track for the racing event during the weekends.
Monaco GP to be held for three days from 2022
The news was confirmed by Stefano Domenicali, President of CNN.
“Monaco will be three days, straight away. So Friday, Saturday and Sunday instead of Thursday, hold, and then Saturday and Sunday. That’s the change we’re going to introduce next year.” [H/T Telecom Asia]
This might dilute the reputation of the Monaco Grand Prix, but only time will tell.
F1 still has not finalised the calendar of this season. The cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix has left a vacant spot on the calendar. Reports are flying that this vacant spot might be filled by Qatar Grand Prix. If the event does take place in Qatar, it will be the first.
F1 2022 calendar to be revealed on 15th October
Fans will have to wait to hear more about the 2022 calendar as it will be revealed at the FIA World Motorsport Council on 15th October.
Fans might also witness South African countries taking part in the Grand Prix events in 2022 as several South African countries have reached out and shown an interest in the racing event one of them being Kyalami.
Kyalami used to be a part of the Grand Prix until he backed out of it in 1993 and hasn’t taken it apart ever since. Stefano has not shared any more details about these countries return to schedule due to matters of confidentiality.