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Traditional Monaco Grand Prix format scrapped


The unique format lasted decades.

The traditional Monaco Grand Prix format will be scrapped and instead be brought in line with other Grand Prix from next year.

Formula 1® Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali revealed in an interview with CNN that Monaco's four-day event would be shortened to the standard three-day Grand Prix weekend that fans would be used to.


"Monaco will be three days straight away," Domenicali told the broadcaster.

Rather than starting with FP1 and FP2 on Thursday and then teams and drivers enjoying a day off on Friday, the usual Friday, Saturday and Sunday events would occur.

With the calendar expected to feature 23 races, F1® management is looking at ways to reduce the burden on the teams with their travel schedule and the amount of time they spend away.

Domenicali also said in the interview that the provisional F1® calendar for next season will be announced after the World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris on October 15.