Formula 1 announces major change ahead of 2023 Monaco GP

Formula 1 will produce the coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix for the next three seasons.

Formula 1 will make history next weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix, with the sport set to take control of the television coverage at the iconic Circuit de Monaco.

According to Mirror Sports, F1 will produce the Monaco GP television coverage in-house for the next three years, rather than Tele Monte Carlo.

It comes following several issues with the broadcasting of the legendary race over recent years, with several overtakes having been missed.

The most famous of the lot came in 2021, when the director cut away from an incredible battle between Sebastian Vettel and Pierre Gasly, to show Lance Stroll cutting across a corner.

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That moment in particular has since become one of the most famous memes in F1, with the hope being that no more memes will be produced at Monaco.

F1 has produced several races in-house over the years; however, Monaco has always been an exception due to its status.

The sport at most events often has a production team in the paddock and one back in the UK at Biggin Hill, where F1 management is based.

With F1 taking control of the coverage, it could perhaps mark the beginning of the end for Monaco, with the sport having produced several uneventful races over the years.

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With the cars being as big as they are, overtaking is virtually impossible, resulting in somewhat of a precession.

There have been several talks over recent years that Monaco could be dropped from the calendar, with the venue also paying significantly less than any other circuit to host a Grand Prix.

Last year’s race was certainly one of the more eventful ones for non-racing reasons, with the race having been red flagged due to heavy rainfall.

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The start was initially delayed due to rain before it was red flagged whilst the race was being started behind the Safety Car, resulting in a lengthy delay.

Sergio Perez ultimately won the race after Ferrari made a mess of Charles Leclerc’s strategy, with the Monegasque having been the favourite to win the race from pole position.

A home victory for Leclerc next weekend doesn’t look set to be on the cards, whilst Fernando Alonso sees Monaco as a potential spot where Aston Martin could claim a historic win.