A historic change in Formula 1 will take place from 2022. The traditional Monaco GP on the streets of Montecarlo, with the exception of free practice sessions on Thursdays, leaves a day off on Fridays and rendezvous between teams. Some of the most famous parties on the circuit, including. But Italian F-1 boss Stefano Domenicali has already warned that this will change.
Formula 1’s plans for next year’s calendar are expected to be revealed in mid-October. It is anticipated that stages in Spain and Monaco will be held over consecutive weeks, in the United States, for May, with the Miami GP. So cut in one day, reduce the burden of equipment.
“Monaco will have three days,” Domenicali said in an interview with American TV station CNN. “So it will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday instead of Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. This change will be valid for the next year.”
During the interview, the director also confirmed that the project is to maintain a calendar of 23 phases for the next year. It was the target for 2021, but the pressure of the new coronavirus pandemic narrowed the range to 22.
Domenicali also said the French GP should return, as well as confirm plans to finish the 2022 season before 2021. This year, the Abu Dhabi GP in the United Arab Emirates, is scheduled for December 12th. “The plan is to have 23 races. We will announce the calendar at the World Council (Motorsport, FIA) meeting on 15 October. The idea is to finish earlier than this year.”
“We got interest from Kyalami (who is in South Africa) to return to the calendar,” Domenicali said. “Of course, we discussed with them to see if they are technically and financially ready to join the calendar, so the discussions are taking place. We have also received other requests from other countries in Africa, but this Time, I need to maintain confidentiality,” he concluded.
Formula 1 has yet to finalize this year’s calendar, with a venue for a stage in the Middle East to be confirmed on 21 November, but a final announcement is expected in the coming weeks.