The 2020 Monaco Grand Prix Cancelled

Formula 1 cancels The Monaco GP as the spread of COVID-19 remains a health concern for the FIA & the 2020 Formula 1 Season.

This comes as a surprise for many who thought the most safe event on the calendar was Monaco due to its historic connection to the roots of the sport. The race can be traced back to 1954 – only a handful of years after the inception of the Formula 1 World Championship established in 1950 itself. The final decision makers of this unique grand prix, The Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM), shoot down any notion that the race could proceed as it was originally reported on

The cited the lack of flexibility on rescheduling the event as the main driver being so firm as to say “under no circumstances will it be possible to organise these events later this year.”

The Official ACM Cancellation Notice

Below is the official notice of the cancellation from the The Automobile Club de Monaco:

The 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.”

What’s Next For Formula 1?

With the latest news of the postponements of the Dutch GP and The Spanish GP, Formula 1 is in real threat of falling out of championship classifying form. The health and safety comes first above all but as updates are available I will continue to provide all the F1 news timely and accurate to the best of my abilities.