Brown urges Monaco Grand Prix to up its game

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Brown urges Monaco Grand Prix to up its game

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown thinks the Monaco Grand Prix’s goal so as to add glamour is fading, so it wants to supply one thing extra to remain in F1.

The Monaco GP is without doubt one of the most iconic stops on the Components 1 calendar. In reality, for the reason that first staging in 1955, it has missed just one 12 months since, that being 2020 when the worldwide pandemic compelled the race’s cancellation that season.

However whereas the setting itself gives a spectacle, Monaco has supplied little or no by way of racing pleasure for a few years now.

Because the Components 1 challengers have grown heavier and wider, overtaking has turn out to be virtually non-existent across the streets of Monte Carlo.

And whereas Monaco is seen because the lavish, glamorous cease on the Components 1 calendar, Brown believes different venues now supply the identical.

He named the upcoming Miami Grand Prix, which is able to debut through the 2022 season, together with the returning Singapore Grand Prix and the Las Vegas Grand Prix, which is able to characteristic on the F1 calendar for the primary time in 2023.

Components 1 president Stefano Domenicali stated just lately “pedigree” is now not sufficient for conventional venues to remain on the calendar and Brown believes Monaco must do extra to show it nonetheless has a spot within the collection.

Brown urges Monaco Grand Prix to up its game

In an interview with Reuters, Brown stated: “Monaco all the time stood for probably the most glamorous a part of Components 1. I feel Miami, Singapore, Las Vegas are beginning to add some fairly glamorous markets.

“I feel Monaco wants to return as much as the identical business phrases as different grands prix and likewise possibly must work with methods they’ll adapt their monitor as a result of as our automobiles have turn out to be larger, the racing has turn out to be tougher.

“You could take historical past into consideration, however then I feel it’s good to think about how is the present it places on.”

Monaco pays the bottom internet hosting payment in Components 1, however whereas Brown doesn’t need the collection to be all about finance he thinks the “financial contribution” to Components 1 of such occasions must be factored in.

“There’s additionally a component, which shouldn’t drive our choices however needs to be a part of our choices, of what’s the financial contribution to the game,” Brown acknowledged.


Instantly addressing whether or not or not he needs Monaco on the F1 calendar shifting ahead, Brown stated he would favor it’s, however equally careworn Components 1 is “larger than anyone grand prix”.

“I’d a lot reasonably have Monaco than not…however similar to the game is larger than anyone driver or group, I feel it’s larger than anyone grand prix,” he stated.




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