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Formula One to Shorten Monaco Grand Prix into Three Days
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According to the sport’s boss Stefano Domenicali, the Formula One’s Monaco Grand Prix will remove its usual rest day and have practice on Friday like the other races on the calendar in 2022.
The 56-year old Italian told CNN television that the schedule for one of the glamour highlights of the season would be reduced to a conventional three-day format.
Wednesday will be reserved for media activities with free practice on Thursday before a night of partying. On Friday, the teams will rest and VIP guests will get to relax on luxury yachts in the harbour.
The public holiday also provided a lucrative bonus for the local economy, with the teams and guests arriving in the principality earlier in the week. “Monaco will be three days, straight away,” Domenicali said. “So Friday, Saturday and Sunday instead of Thursday, hold, and then Saturday and Sunday. That’s the change we’re going to introduce next year.”
The condensed programme would make it easier as the move is likely due to the expected addition of Miami in May. It will create a record 23 race calendar with Monaco’s street circuit that is likely to follow on from Spain.
Meanwhile, Monaco Grand Prix organisers said that while Formula One will hold a three-day event, it would still be four days of action in the principality with support races being held on Thursday.