Daniel Ricciardo says there are “core” races on the Formula 1 calendar, one of those being the Monaco Grand Prix.
As Formula 1 continues to expand in current markets where it sees the potential for growth, the United States being a prime example, as well as working their way into new markets, pressure is growing to fit all of these pieces together into a manageable season.
Formula 1’s CEO Stefano Domenicali put out the warning that long-standing venues are no longer safe due to their pedigree alone, with Monaco said to be one race which has not yet secured a new deal beyond 2022.
The Monaco Grand Prix has been absent from the calendar only once since 1955, the event seen as the jewel in the crown for Formula 1, while winning it also forms part of the ‘Triple Crown of Motorsport’, alongside an Indy500 and Le Mans victory.
The Monaco GP is also a home race for several Formula 1 drivers, Ricciardo included.
Working against Monaco is the fact that with modern Formula 1 cars,…