Organisers of the Monaco Grand Prix have responded to reports that the event is set to be cancelled this year.
The Monaco Grand Prix didn’t feature on the makeshift 2020 F1 calendar, and it was recently reported that the event, in addition to the scheduled races in Canada and Azerbaijan, are set to be cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.
However, organisers have dismissed these reports are false and have insisted that the 2021 F1 Monaco Grand Prix, the E Prix and the historical race will all go ahead as planned.
“Despite the latest rumours circulating on certain websites and social media, the ACM can confirm that the Monaco GP will take place from 20-23 May 2021,” the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) said in a statement this week.
“The ACM also confirms the Grand Prix Monaco Historique (23-25 April 2021) and the Monaco E Prix (8 May 2021),” it added.
Earlier, Formula One denied reports that the 2021 calendar was currently facing further amendments.
“We have set out the details of the revised 2021 calendar and there are no other changes. The suggestion street races will not take place [is] completely wrong,” an F1 spokesperson said.
These reports emerged shortly after F1 confirmed that the Australian Grand Prix, which has typically served as the season-opener in modern Formula One, would be delayed until much later in season.
This decision was taken amid concerns that organisers might end up spending millions of dollars building the circuit only for it to be cancelled at the last-minute, as it was last year.
At the same time, Formula One also confirmed that the Chinese Grand Prix wouldn’t run as initially planned and was potentially facing the prospect of being removed from the 2021 calendar altogether.