Grand Prix Formula 1 Monaco

PRESS RELEASE from Automobile Club de Monaco

The current situation concerning the worldwide pandemic and its unknown path of evolution, the lack of understanding as to the impact on the FIA F1 World Championship 2020, the uncertainty with regards to the participation of the teams, the consequences with regards to the differing measures of confinement as taken by various governments worldwide, the multi-border restrictions for accessing the Principality of Monaco, the pressure on all implicated businesses, their dedicated staff who are unable to undertake the necessary installations, the availability of the indispensable workforce and volunteers (more than 1500) required for the success of the event means that the situation is no longer tenable.

As a result, and after careful consideration as to the gravity of this crisis worldwide, it is with great sadness that the AUTOMOBILE CLUB DE MONACO Board of Directors has taken the decision to cancel the 12th GRAND PRIX DE MONACO HISTORIQUE (8-10 May 2020) and the 78th GRAND PRIX DE MONACO FORMULA 1, FIA World Championship (21-24 May 2020).

To all the fans, spectators, partners and our members, the Board of Directors wishes to express its sincere regrets that these two events cannot be postponed and under no circumstances, will it be possible to organize these events later this year.

Monaco, March 19th 2020

The Automobile Club of Monaco (ACM) was set up in 1925 following to a Generally Assembly attended by 55 members of the SVAM, the Monegasque Bicycle and Automobile Sports Club, which was created in 1890 under the name Monegasque Bicycle Sports Club. It had been renamed in 1907 due to the fact that the importance of motor vehicles had become stronger and stronger.

Anthony Noghés The Commissioner General, Anthony Noghés was appointed to present the application of the Automobile Club of Monaco for joining the Association of Certified Automobile Clubs in Paris, currently known as FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile). The application was refused because none of the organized events took place on Monegasque territory.

Nogés committed himself to the crazy project of setting up a race circuit in Monaco and attending the race. With the support of Louis Chiron, the members of the Club as well as the Prince, as Honorary President of the Automobile Club of Monaco, Noghés implemented the event. On April 14th, 1929, Prince Pierre inaugurated the circuit of the 1st Grand Prix of Monaco with a lap of honour in a Torpedo Voisin car driven by the director of the circuit, Charles Faroux.

The young Monegasque driver Louis Chiron was absent as he participated in the500 Miles of Indianapolis.

“Williams” won the Grand Prix in a Bugatti 35 B car in 3h56'11' with an average speed of 80.194 km/h. The race was a genuine triumph.

On April 19th, 1932, Captain Sir Malcom Campbell, the man who just had broken the world speed record with 408.621 km per hour, opened the 2nd Grand Prix of Monaco in a superb Torpedo Rolls Royce.

From 1938 to 1947, the Grand Prix did not take place because of economic reasons, a lack of participants and a period which was not appropriate. On May 16th, 1948, the competition started again, but the year after the race was cancelled due to the death of Prince Louis II.

Juan Manuel Fangio was the winner of the 11th edition on May 21st, 1950. Then, a race was organized in 1952, but after, various cancellations took place. Since May 1st, 1955, the Grand Prix of Monaco is one of the most expected moments in the Formula One Championship.

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Program of Monaco GP 2020

Thursday 21 May 2020

05:30
Fermeture du circuit à la circulation
08:00-08:50
Formule Renault
Séance d'essais
09:15-10:00
Formule 2
Séance d'essais + Essais Départ
11:00-12:30
Formule 1
1ère séance d'essais + Essais Départ
13:20-13:36
Formule 2 - Groupe A
Essais Qualificatifs
13:44-14:00
Formule 2 - Groupe B
Essais Qualificatifs
15:00-16:30
Formule 1
2ème séance d'essais
17:30-18:15
Porsche Supercup
Séance d'essais
19:30
Ouverture du circuit à la circulation

Friday 22 May 2020

05:30
Fermeture du circuit à la circulation
07:55-08:25
Formule Renault - Série A
Essais Qualificatifs + Essais Départ
08:33-09:03
Formule Renault - Série B
Essais Qualificatifs + Essais Départ
10:00-10:30
Porsche Supercup
Essais Qualificatifs
11:30-12:35
Formule 2
Course 1 (42 tours ou 60mn max.)
13:00-13:30
Renault celebration laps
14:30
Ouverture du circuit à la circulation
14:00-17:00
Interviews des Pilotes & Autographes
MGP Live Fan Zone (Place d’Armes)

Saturday 23 May 2020

07:30
Fermeture du circuit à la circulation
10:15-10:50
Formule Renault
Course 1 (30mn + 1 tour)
12:00-13:00
Formule 1
3ème Séance d'essais
15:00-16:00
Formule 1
Essais Qualificatifs (Q1-Q2-Q3)
17:15-18:05
Formule 2
Course 2 (30 tours ou 45mn max.)
19:30
Ouverture du circuit à la circulation

Sunday 24 May 2020

07:30
Fermeture du circuit à la circulation
10:30-11:05
Porsche Supercup
Course (16 tours ou 30mn max.)
12:00-12:35
Formule Renault
Course 2 (30mn + 1 tour)
13:30
Formule 1
Parade des Pilotes
14:20
Tour d'honneur de LL.AA.SS Le Prince et la Princesse de Monaco
14:30-14:40
Formule 1
Mise en place sur la Grille de Départ
14:54
Hymne national monégasque
15:10-17:10
Formule 1
78e Grand Prix de Monaco™ (78 tours ou 120mn max.)
20:30
Ouverture du circuit à la circulation

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