After the COVID-19 pandemic pressured the cancellation of each the F1 race and the Historic Grand Prix on account of be held in Monaco final yr, the event organisers have been continuing with preparations for the events this year.
The Car Membership de Monaco stated in January there have been no plans to cancel the occasions once more this yr in response to hypothesis, and reaffirmed its dedication to host the F1, Historic Grand Prix and System E races over a one-month interval.
On Wednesday, the native authorities in Monaco introduced that building of the road circuit can be beginning subsequent Monday.
This may embody a repainting of the observe markings and set up of the assorted infrastructure across the observe and introducing visitors restrictions to make sure that the circuit may be ready to host the three races.
Work will start on 22 February and final seven weeks, guaranteeing the observe is prepared in time for the Historic Grand Prix, which runs from 23-25 April.
This may then be adopted by the fourth operating of the Monaco E-Prix System E occasion, which takes place on 8 Might. The F1 Monaco Grand Prix is then scheduled for 20-23 Might.
It will likely be the primary time all three occasions have run in the identical yr, with the Historic and System E occasions sometimes alternating sharing duties two weeks out from the F1 race weekend.
2020 was the primary yr since 1954 that the Monaco Grand Prix had not been held, having historically been one of many season highlights on the F1 calendar. This yr’s operating will mark the primary avenue race for F1 because the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix.
The information comes as a lift for F1 concerning its 2021 schedule, which has already been topic to some modifications as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The beginning of the season has been delayed by one week after the Australian Grand Prix was postponed till November, whereas the Chinese language Grand Prix doesn’t at the moment characteristic on the schedule.
Monaco is at the moment on account of host spherical 5 of the 2021 season, following occasions in Bahrain, Emilia Romagna, Portugal and Spain.