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It has been reported in the recent days that three “street races” won’t go ahead due to extensive planning requirements. However, on Tuesday morning Formula 1 and Automobile Club de Monaco, which organizes the iconic Grand Prix, have rubbished the news.

“Despite the latest rumours circulating on certain websites and social media, the ACM (Automobile Club de Monaco) can confirm the Monaco GP will take place from May 20th to 23rd, 2021,” it said on Twitter and Formula 1 released a comment as well, confirming the falsity of the reports: “We have set out the details of the revised 2021 calendar, and there are no other changes. The suggestion street races will not take place are completely wrong.” Furthermore, they have dismissed the cancellation of Azerbaijan and Canadian Grand Prix as well.

A Dutch newspaper has claimed that Monaco, along with Azerbaijan and Canada, is in danger of being removed from the 2021 calendar as F1 again panics over the street races and the time it takes to build infrastructure for those events given the ongoing COVID pandemic.

 


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Tim Kodermac

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