F1: 7,500 spectators for the Monaco Grand Prix

The Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix will be able to welcome the public in the stands on May 23. The Monegasque government has announced that a gauge of 7,500 spectators will be set up.

Amid the roar of the engines, spectators will also be heard at the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix this year. The Monegasque government announced Tuesday that the seated stands would be open to the public for qualifying and the Formula 1 race, up to a limit of 40%, or 7,500 people.

Absent from the 2020 calendar due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Monegasque circuit will once again welcome the 20 single-seaters, from May 20 to 23, after the Spanish Grand Prix (May 9).

A PCR test for foreign spectators

According to Nice-Matin, Monegasques but also employees and residents in Monaco will be exempt from PCR tests to be able to access the seats in the stands. An exception that will not apply to foreign spectators, including the French, who will have to present the result of a test of less than 72 hours to access their seats.

In 2019, during the last Grand Prix in the Principality, Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won ahead of Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) and Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes). The British driver occupies the lead of the 2021 championship after his victory on Sunday in Portugal ahead of Max Verstappen.


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