Formula 1: Monaco Grand Prix remains on calendar to 2025 at least

Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Grand Prix will remain on the Formula 1 calendar until at least 2025 after a three-year deal was revealed yesterday.

The FIA unveiled the 2023 calendar on Tuesday afternoon, with a record-breaking 24 races on the agenda.

Among the headlines, we see China returning, France dropping off, Qatar back after a year off because of the World Cup and Las Vegas joining.

Monaco, meanwhile, also remains on the schedule despite some fears over its future and it’ll be on the calendar for 2024 and 2025 as well after it was confirmed an agreement was reached to secure its status.

Still the ‘jewel in the F1 crown,’ Monaco may not always generate the best race but there is nothing quite like the venue and also seeing Formula 1 cars blasting around inches from the barriers is an unparalled thrill, plus it’s one the drivers adore.

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It’s good that it has remained, then, with Stefano Domenicali, CEO of F1, remarking:

“I am pleased to confirm that we will be racing in Monaco until 2025 and excited to be back on the streets of this famous Principality for next year’s Championship on the 28th May. I want to thank everyone involved in this renewal and especially H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Michel Boeri, President of the Automobile Club of Monaco and all his team. We look forward to being back next season to continue our partnership together.”

Monaco Grand Prix
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO – MAY 29: Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving (16) the Ferrari F1-75, Carlos Sainz of Spain driving (55) the Ferrari F1-75 and Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 Honda during the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco at Circuit de Monaco on May 29, 2022 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)

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Meanwhile, Michel Boeri, President of the Automobile Club of Monaco had this to say:

“In the interest of the Formula One World Championship, and after several months of negotiations, we are proud to announce that we have signed a 3-year agreement with Formula One, and likely to be renewed. The 2023 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix will be held on Sunday 28th May, 2023“.

It’s great Monaco is staying, make no mistake.

F1 needs to find the right balance of new and glamourous events and traditional ones and Monaco is a happy mix of glitz and history.

The drivers absolutely love it and though the racing can be processional it still has a place at the top table of motorsport for the unique, unrivalled challenge that it brings.

F1 would be a poorer place without the iconic Monte-Carlo to visit each year, and it’s good it’s been secured for at least three more seasons.

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