Historic Monaco GP to Maintain Its Place on F1 Calendar Despite Growing American Amalgamation

Published 04/13/2022, 9:20 AM EDT

Monaco GP is undoubtedly one of the most famous races in motorsports. However, there were rumors about this race’s last appearance this season. But the Automobile Club de Monaco’s president revealed the prestigious race will be there beyond 2022.

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A few weeks ago, F1 revealed the addition of Las Vegas to the schedule for the 2023 calendar. Further, the 2022 season will introduce the new Miami Grand Prix. So, the rise of so many races might lead to some races not making it to the calendar. Further, Monaco GP was one of the rumored races to lose its place in the schedule next season.

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Will the Monaco GP be there in the F1 2023 season?

Monaco is a prestigious race and one of the most important races in motorsports history. It is also the part of Triple Crown of Motorsport alongside the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. So, losing such a prestigious race could have been an immense blow to F1. But it will not happen as the Automobile Club de Monaco’s president Michel Boeri recently revealed.

Boeri stated, “I want to allude to what we have read in the press where we are talking about difficulties after this 2022 edition, that is to say from next year, to continue to organize Grands Prix. It was understood that Liberty’s asking prices were too excessive for Monaco and that the Grand Prix would no longer be done.”

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in action during qualifying REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

“It’s wrong. We are still in discussions with them, and we must now concretize by signing a contract. I can guarantee you that after 2022, the Grand Prix will continue to take place. I don’t know if the contract will be for 3 or 5 years, but that’s a detail.”

Michel Boeri also revealed that it took 16 months to reach an agreement for hosting Formula E in the principality. On April 30, Monaco will host the fifth Monaco E-Prix.

What happened so far in the 2022 season?

The ongoing season is full of thrilling and unexpected moments. Ferrari is dominating the drivers’ and constructors’ tables while Red Bull is chasing them. Meanwhile, the eight-time world champion constructor, Mercedes, is struggling this season.

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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc won two out of the three races this season so far. While reigning champion Max Verstappen faced two disappointing DNF eliminations in Bahrain and Australia, costing him a loss of 38 points. Further, the seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton isn’t close enough to the front to fight for this eighth title.

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The next race is in Imola and it will have a sprint race qualifying instead of the standard one. It would be fascinating to see who would dominate the Emilia Romagna GP.

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Ripan Majumdar

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Ripan Majumdar is an F1 writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Science from West Bengal State University, Kolkata. Ripan is a massive Red Bull Racing and Sergio Perez fan, and has been following the sport for over the past few years.

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