The Automobile Club de Monaco has revealed that it plans to hold all three of its blue-riband motorsport events across a five-week spell in 2021.
The ACM was forced to cancel the 2020 Monaco Grand Prix, planned for this weekend, due to the coronavirus pandemic, marking the first time it has not taken place since 1954.
Traditionally Formula 1’s grand prix takes place in May, with either the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique or the Monaco E-Prix taking place two weeks beforehand.
On Tuesday the ACM revealed its intention to run both events in 2021, prior to Formula 1’s planned visit.
It intends to run the postponed 2020 Historique on April 23-25, Formula E’s E-Prix on May 8, and the Formula 1 Grand Prix on May 20-23.
The proposal was confirmed after a feasibility study undertaken by the ACM and received approval from Monaco’s government.
“To organize three races in the space of one month will be a premiere for us all at ACM,” said Christian Tornatore, the General Commissioner of the ACM.
“The logistical side promises to be complex, but not impossible to manage! Because of the new constraints, we shall need to start setting up the track earlier than usual, at the end of February, instead of March 15.
“We will then integrate the technical aspects, on and around the track, required by every category that will be involved.
“In order to achieve this, we will count on the experience and flexibility of all the persons involved, in order to achieve our objectives.”