The Automobile Club de Monaco has temporarily closed its doors due to coronavirus but officials still expect both the Historic and Formula 1 grands prix to go ahead.
The outbreak and spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has had a substantial impact on motorsport, with a litany of events postponed or cancelled altogether.
Formula 1 has cancelled Australia, postponed Bahrain, Vietnam and China, while the Netherlands and Spain are also hanging in the balance.
The championship confirmed on Friday that it was targeting a start date of the end of May – with Monaco currently scheduled for May 24.
Authorities in Monaco have closed all non-essential public spaces but it is not yet clear what this means for the construction of the circuit, which began recently.
“Due to the latest developments concerning the increased threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in accordance with Governmental Public Health directives, the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) advises that it is now closing its doors to members and the general public,” read a statement issued on Monday.
“The Restaurant, the Boutique and the Ticket office are also closed as of today and until further notice.
“As was communicated in the official press release dated 12th March, the Grands Prix de Monaco Historique (8th to 10th May, 2020) and Formula 1 (21st to 24th May, 2020), are currently expected to take place as originally planned.