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Formula One’s illustrious race in Monaco ‘is at risk of being AXED from the calendar’

Illustrious Formula One race in Monaco ‘at risk of being REMOVED from the calendar’ with growing concern that the sport ‘has outgrown the port, and the circuit pays NOTHING to host the dazzling event’

  • The Monaco Grand Prix is ​​known for its glitz, glamor and celebrities on the track.
  • However, the race could now reportedly be removed from the calendar.
  • Fears that the sport has outgrown the space around the port have risen
  • The circuit does not pay anything to F1 for hosting, a situation that has not gone ‘unnoticed’

The illustrious Formula One race in Monaco is at risk of being removed from the calendar, according to reports, with growing concerns that the event has started to lose its shine.

Held in Monte Carlo, the blockbuster showpiece is renowned for its glitz and glamour, as well as the sheer number of celebrities who flock to the runway to get in on the action.

But according to Sunthe sport may have outgrown the circuit.

The motorhomes used by the teams have increased in size, while difficulties in accommodating guests at nearby hotels have also been reported.

The situation becomes even more staggering in light of the revelation that Monaco pays no fee to F1 for the rights to host a race annually.

The illustrious Formula One race in Monaco is at risk of being removed from the calendar, according to reports

The illustrious Formula One race in Monaco is at risk of being removed from the calendar, according to reports

The likes of Lewis Hamilton (above) and Max Verstappen may sit out the circuit next year.

The likes of Lewis Hamilton (above) and Max Verstappen may sit out the circuit next year.

Both Saudi Arabia and Qatar spend $50 million each time their songs come into play, with the same outlet saying Monaco’s modest contribution “has not gone unnoticed.”

The season is currently limited to just 24 races, meaning it’s not impossible that the famous harborside motor race could be dropped from the calendar.

It could, theoretically, make a comeback on a rotating basis, like Spa and Imola.

Celebrities often flock to the showpiece (above: Serena Williams waving the checkered flag)

Celebrities often flock to the showpiece (above: Serena Williams waving the checkered flag)

Monaco, however, is the place where lucrative deals were struck.

Sponsors are said to have relished the opportunity to travel there, and teams haven’t been afraid to connect in front of the stunning scenery either.

The Sun claims that because contracts were often agreed over dinner in the principality, F1 opted to always retain the race, even though the track was worn.

They have pointed to the changes in the sport under Liberty Media owners, who have now been inclined to select other races for corporate gatherings.

Teams and drivers often enjoy the picturesque surroundings of the port.

Teams and drivers often enjoy the picturesque surroundings of the port.

Miami recently hosted a Grand Prix, and Las Vegas will feature next year.

Both cities also do not suffer from the same accommodation problems in Monte Carlo, which gives them an advantage in their bid to remain part of F1.

A senior account manager, one in charge of looking after a big sponsor, told The Sun they are struggling to accommodate their guests ahead of this weekend’s race.

They also admitted that many are now weighing whether or not to attend.

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