Monaco refutes cancellation rumours
By Mat Coch
Tuesday 19th January, 2021 - 7:46am
Organisers in Monaco have moved to confirm that the Formula 1 Grand Prix around the streets of the Principality will go ahead in May.
A Formula 1 spokesperson issued a short statement refuting the claims, while the Automobile Club de Monaco has also moved to dispel the rumours.
“Despite the latest rumours circulating on certain websites and social media, the ACM can confirm that the Monaco GP will take place from May 20th to 23rd, 2021,” it announced on Twitter.
“The ACM also confirms the Grand Prix Monaco Historique (April 23rd-25th 2021) and the Monaco EPrix (May 8th 2021).”
Monaco was absent from the 2020 F1 calendar as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time it had not hosted a grand prix since 1954.
Organisers at that stage maintained the event would go ahead as late as March, before it was formally cancelled.
Formula 1 has already issued one calendar revision, with the Australian Grand Prix moving from March to November, with more changes expected as the pandemic continues to interrupt international travel and logistics.
For the moment, no events on the proposed 2021 calendar have been cancelled, though China has been postponed without a replacement date having been set.
Speedcafe.com has reached out to the promoters in China without response.