Monaco Gears up for Grand Prix Season
The Principality is gearing up to host an unprecedented three Grands Prix events this season, between 23 April and 23 May 2021. After Covid-19 took motor racing away from the emblematic circuit last year, the 2021 races promise to be extra-special.
The three events are: the Monaco Grand Prix (Formula 1 and side events) and both the Historic Monaco Grand Prix and the Monaco E-Prix will also be held this year (usually they take place on alternate years).
To accommodate this big program, the installation of the grandstands, which usually begins 7 weeks before the first events, was brought forward by a fortnight because the Grand Prix Historique 2021 will take place on 23 April.
Teams from the Urban Planning Department are currently working at repaving sections of the circuit around the city. This year, the following sections will be repaved: Allée des stands; Avenue de Fontvieille; Boulevard du Jardin Exotique; Boulevard Albert Ier; Quai des Etats-Unis; Darse North; Louis II tunnel.
Preparatory work for the installation of the grandstands and other infrastructure will begin on 22 February with the removal of street furniture in the port area; and on 31 March in the Monte-Carlo district. The necessary rerouting of traffic as well as parking restrictions will be implemented and gradually lifted depending on the area. Secure pedestrian paths will be established by the Automobile Club de Monaco.
The MonaBike station at Place Sainte-Dévote will be moved to the Promenade Honoré II from 12 March. Finally, users of Public Parking and public busses will be specifically informed of any relocations or re-routing.
Grand Prix dates
– 12th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique: Friday 23 to Sunday 25 April 2021
– 4th Monaco E-Prix: Saturday 8 May 2021
– 78th Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco: Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 May 2021