Monaco Grand Prix at high risk of being cancelled

The 2023 Monaco Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on May 26 at 2pm GMT.

The upcoming Monaco Grand Prix has been thrown into huge doubt, after major energy sector union Confederation Generale du Travail (CGT) warned that power cuts could be experienced at major sporting events, in protest against French president Emmanuel Macron.

It’s been reported by RMC Sport and multiple other sources that “100 days of action and anger” will take place in protest against Macron, who has called for the country to be healed in 100 days.

Almost daily strikes are currently taking place in France after Macron’s government announced plans to change the pension system and raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 years old.

As a result, May’s Monaco GP could be impacted by power cuts, something which would result in the race being red flagged and potentially cancelled depending on the length of any stoppage.

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“We are far from giving up,” is what the CGT recently stated, meaning the chances of the historic race being interfered with are fairly high.

The energy union has openly warned that major sporting events like the Monaco GP and the French Open could be impacted by the strikes, as well as the famous Cannes film festival.

The threat of power cuts certainly isn’t what the Monaco GP needs this season after the start of the race was heavily delayed last season, following a sudden downpour.

Last season’s race was delayed by 16 minutes after a sudden huge shower soaked the circuit, with the FIA having decided to delay the start due to no wet running having been completed during the weekend.

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The race eventually got underway behind the Safety Car, before it was red flagged again after two formation laps, due to the rain having intensified.

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All the cars sat in the pits for 50 minutes, before finally the race properly got underway, again after two laps behind the Safety Car had been completed.

Sergio Perez went on to win the race from Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen.

Charles Leclerc finished fourth after Ferrari botched their strategy once again, with the Monegasque having led his home race until the Italians got it all wrong.