The next Grand Prix de Monaco Historique will mark the 11th edition of this popular and high-profile event (May 11th-13th, 2018) in the Principality. The organising committee and the Historic Department of Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) have today announced three crucial changes for the 2018 event.
Following a request by drivers willing to enter pre-war cars, the A-series (organised in 2016 as a demonstration event) is coming back as a race, in order to become THE unmissable world meeting for this category of Grand Prix cars, which were called “Formula 1” as soon as World War II ended.
The Sport race has also been rethought, in order to present a range of the most beautiful sportscars of the first after-war decade, and to include cars that took part, in 1952, in the one and only Grand Prix de Monaco reserved to sportscars.
Finally, the smallest single-seaters (Formula Junior and F3), for which Monaco represented in some ways a World Championship, will not be part of the 2018 program. The intention is to focus the meeting even more on Formula One, with which Monaco is forever linked.
Including the pre-war A-series, over 180-Grand Prix cars will be selected for both their historical value and their degree of authenticity. They will enter proper races on the famous street circuit of the Principality of Monaco.
The meeting will feature five distinct starting grids covering the first thirty years of the Formula 1 World Championship, a unique sight for motor racing fans, worldwide collectors and nostalgic enthusiasts.
During the two and a half days, all competitors will share love of racing with thousands of fans on a track which is 80% identical to that used in 1929, and still used every year for the most glamorous Grand Prix of the Formula 1 World Championship.