From 21 to 24 May, an important sporting event was to take place in Monaco - the Grand Prix. But, unfortunately, due to the clearing infection of the coronavirus, the racing tour in Monte Carlo was postponed to an unknown time. Later it was completely canceled.
These drastic measures had to be taken after the breaking news. Prince Albert II has contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19). After that, the motor club of Monaco announced that the decision to cancel the races is final. The next Formula 1 races on the territory of the principality will take place in 2021.
Damage caused by the virus
The history of the Royal Races in Monaco dates back to 1950. Since 1951, they have been held there every year. This year the principality is missing the race for the first time. Every year Albert II attended the Grand Prix in Monaco and personally presented trophies to the winners. At the moment, based on the situation in the world, the prince became the first representative of the state who contracted a coronavirus infection. According to the authorities, he will continue to work for the benefit of citizens, but remotely.
A similar situation happened with the Beijing and Australian F-1 races. Grand Prix in Bahrain and Vietnam is also temporary canceledhowever the timing is not yet known. Motorsport said the cancellation of the Australian racing tour would negatively impact Pirelli's budget. They will have to recycle 1800 of the latest racing tires.