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F1’s 2026 Makeover: Lighter, Faster, and Ready to Zap the Competition!

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has announced a sweeping set of regulations that will redefine Formula 1 from the 2026 season onwards, promising a future that is safer, more sustainable, and highly competitive. These changes were revealed in Montreal ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix, marking a significant milestone in the sport’s evolution.

Ambassador di Luca Highlights Strong Monaco-Order of Malta Ties at Yacht Club Gala

Monaco Celebrates National Day of the Order of Malta
Photo by Karl Paul Baldacchino on Unsplash

More than 130 guests participated on Tuesday, June 25, in the National Day of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta at the Yacht Club of Monaco.

Accompanied by Mrs. Emanuela di Luca, the Ambassador welcomed the guests at his first official engagement since taking office on April 11.

After listening to the two National Anthems, Ambassador di Luca spoke to highlight the authenticity of the relations between Monaco and the Order of Malta: “There are facts that testify to the quality of these relations. I think of the support that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation has provided to the Order of Malta in Lebanon and Senegal, with nearly 2 million euros in contributions over the past 10 years.”

Racing Showdown at the Austrian Grand Prix: A Day of High Drama and Unexpected Victories

GP Formula 1 Monaco 2023 EL2 © ACM /Olivier Caenen
80eme Grand Prix Monaco 2023 Formule 1

The Austrian Grand Prix unfolded as a spectacle of high drama and fierce rivalries, overshadowing even the race’s surprising victor. George Russell emerged triumphant for Mercedes, securing his second career win and the team’s first victory since 2022. Yet, the limelight was stolen by the intense clash between once-friendly competitors Lando Norris and Max Verstappen and marred by misfortune for Leclerc.

Leadership Transition: Appointed by Prince Albert, Lionel Beffre to Replace Patrice Cellario


In a major transition within the Princely Government of Monaco, Lionel Beffre is set to take over as the new Minister of the Interior, replacing the retiring Patrice Cellario. This change will officially occur on August 5, 2024.

Lionel Beffre brings a wealth of experience to his new role. A graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, Beffre has held numerous high-profile positions throughout his career. His past roles include director of administration at the Paris prefecture, chief of staff to the Prime Minister, and prefect of Lot-et-Garonne, Eure-et-Loir, and Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Additionally, he served as high commissioner of the Republic in French Polynesia, prefect of Isère, and Seine-et-Marne, and most recently, as chief of staff to the Minister for Overseas Territories.

SBM presents its 2023-2024 Financial Report


The President of the Société des Bains de Mer, Stephane Valeri, recently presented the Group’s financial report for the 2023-2024 year. The SBM recorded a net profit of €103.9 million, up from €67 million for the previous year.

The net profit excludes figures from the Betclic Everest Group (BEG). The SBM has held a stake in the capital of BEG, an online betting group, since May 2009. The stake in BEG had led to a profit of €813.5 million in the previous financial year.

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