He Monaco Grand Prix It is perhaps one of the most important and well-known in his entire calendar Formula 1. Also one of the ones with the most history since 1950 It was always present at the World Cup and only in a few exceptions (1951, 1953, 1954 and 2020) did it not run on its roads Hegemony.
This particularity has made the event in this small country have certain aspects that differentiate it from other Grand Prix as well as traditions which makes it a unique race. For example, it is always celebrated on the last Sunday of May, although it used to coincide with it day of ascensiona Catholic holiday that occurs 40 days after Easter Sunday.
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But this was not the only peculiarity because contrary to what is usually a typical weekend in Formula 1 with free practice on Friday, qualifiers on Saturday and competition on Sunday, the Monaco Grand Prix changed its organization.
This meant that the first two practice sessions were held on Thursday and was detained I rest on Friday because the aforesaid day of the Ascension was celebrated. A feature that was maintained even after the event ended on the last Sunday of May 2001.
However, from 2022 Formula 1 will not run again on Thursdays at the Monaco circuit. But why? It’s time to find out why.
Why won’t Formula 1 race in Monaco on Thursday?
In September of 2021 Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Formula 1, announced that the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix and from now on I would go to follow it same session pattern as the rest of the calendar events. The reasons behind this decision were several.
First of all motivated search for calendar homogenization for the pursuit of absolute equality between the organizers. When you do the sessions in Thursday teams usually arrived a day early, as did fans and press, so the economic benefit to the region was greater.
second to reduce expenses and is that, in relation to the previous point, F1 is trying to limit budgets and adjust how much is invested financially by the teams. With such a tight schedule, expediting the arrival and preparation of the teams was not ideal.