Monaco announces date for 2021 grand prix

The Monaco Grand Prix will make its Formula 1 return on 20-23 May, 2021, the Automobile Club de Monaco announced on Tuesday.

Scratched from the 2020 calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACM has become the first track to announce it will be featured in the 2021 F1 season as part of a hectic month of motorsport in the principality.

Starting with the Historic Grand Prix on 23-25 April, Monaco will see three races across five weeks, with Formula E following on May 8 before F1 brings proceedings to a close.

“To organise three races in the space of one month will be a first for us all at ACM,” said Christian Tornatore, General Commissioner of the Automobile Club de Monaco. “The logistical side promises to be complex, but not impossible to manage.

“Because of the new constraints, we shall need to start setting up the track earlier than usual, at the end of February, instead of 15 March.

“We will then integrate the technical aspects, on and around the track, required by every category that will be involved.

“In order to achieve this, we will count on the experience and flexibility of all the persons involved, in order to achieve our objectives.”