McLaren boss Zak Brown has welcomed Las Vegas onto the F1 calendar, however has a warning for Monaco on the identical time.
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McLaren boss Zak Brown has prompt that Monaco might have to adapt its historic Monte Carlo format whether it is to stay as F1’s final glamour occasion.
It was introduced on Thursday that F1 will head to Las Vegas from the 2023 season with a Saturday race underneath the lights on the well-known Strip.
The Las Vegas GP will develop into the most recent glamour occasion on the F1 calendar, becoming a member of the likes of Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Miami and Monaco.
But when Monaco is to maintain its place on that listing, modifications might should be made to the circuit in order to encourage higher racing, says Brown, in addition to discovering a approach to compete commercially with the likes of Las Vegas.
Brown: We should think about the present in F1
Monaco has been a mainstay on the calendar since 1955, regardless of an absence of overtaking alternatives on the Circuit de Monaco typically diving opinions on the occasion.
“Monaco at all times stood for essentially the most glamorous a part of Formulation 1. I feel Miami, Singapore, Las Vegas are beginning to add some fairly glamorous markets,” Brown advised Reuters.
“I feel Monaco wants to come back as much as the identical industrial phrases as different Grands Prix and likewise possibly must work with methods they’ll adapt their observe, as a result of as our vehicles have develop into larger, the racing has develop into tougher.
“You do have to think about historical past, however then I feel you’ll want to think about how’s the present that it places on.”
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Monaco pay lower than any Grand Prix host
Monaco pay only a $15 million internet hosting payment to stage their yearly Grand Prix.
The payment is dwarfed by sums paid by Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan and Qatar, which pay $55 million per yr every for his or her place on the calendar.
“There may be additionally a component, which should not drive our selections, however needs to be a part of our selections, of what is the financial contribution to the game,” continued Brown.
“I might a lot moderately have Monaco than not… however identical to the game is greater than anybody driver or workforce, I feel it is larger than anybody Grand Prix.”
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