F1 bosses and Monaco at war during talks with iconic Grand Prix at risk of being axed

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THE MONACO GRAND PRIX has been a staple on the F1 calendar since 1954.

F1 bosses and Monaco at war during talks with iconic Grand Prix at risk of being axed

The Monaco Grand Prix is liable to being axed (Picture: GETTY)

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Monaco and F1 have gone hand in hand for many years however that relationship is at severe danger of coming to an abrupt finish, based on experiences. The Vehicle Membership de Monaco (ACM) has been in ongoing discussions with F1 for a number of months now with the present contract ending after this weekend’s race.

ACM president Michel Boeri provided a “assure” final month that Monaco will proceed to carry its place on the F1 calendar transferring ahead. However F1 chief government Stefano Domenicali has already warned that historic circuits aren’t assured of retaining their race weekend.

Negotiations are ongoing with no ultimate final result determined for Monaco’s place on subsequent 12 months’s calendar. Whereas followers typically complain in regards to the lack of overtaking alternatives there, drivers nonetheless see the Monaco Grand Prix as a flagship race.

Solely Monza has held extra Grands Prix than Monaco and never having F1’s blue riband occasion would undoubtedly trigger blended response. But it surely seems as if the Monaco Grand Prix is at actual danger of being axed from the calendar.

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F1 bosses and Monaco at war during talks with iconic Grand Prix at risk of being axed

The Monaco Grand Prix is among the longest-running tracks in F1 (Picture: GETTY)

In keeping with the I, F1 homeowners Liberty Media are the truth is ‘eager to increase the deal’ with Monaco. Nevertheless, there are specific circumstances F1 bosses reportedly need as a part of a brand new settlement on revamping the circuit and infrastructure across the well-known race.

The present mannequin is ‘now not thought-about match for objective’ with the tiny principality reportedly reluctant to simply accept the adjustments required. There are additionally points over each the printed and sponsorship offers in place with Monaco beforehand given particular exemptions on each.

F1 groups and Liberty Media reportedly need sponsorship preparations to be altered with some paying tens of millions to promote at Monaco whereas others pay nothing to F1. Lewis Hamilton spoke earlier this month the place he made it clear that he would not wish to see Monaco depart F1.


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“It’s one of many crown jewels of our sport. So I’m probably not positive it will be nice to lose it,” he mentioned. “There are good bits… I suppose that the tough half is that the racing itself will not be that spectacular.”

Hamilton added: “Everybody that goes enjoys it. It’s a prime location. “Adjusting the observe will not be simple as a result of it’s the second smallest nation on the planet so we don’t have lots of house there.

“Many people dwell in Monaco. However it’s simply that iconic standing it has, the historical past that it has, that’s so interesting to drivers but additionally to people who are watching.”


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