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How many fans are allowed at the Monaco GP? Formula One spectators to watch upcoming Grand Prix

Joshua Rogers May 18, 2021
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How many fans are allowed at the Monaco GP? Spectators are allowed to watch the Monaco GP this weekend and people want to know how many fans will be at the legendary circuit.

Formula One returns to Monaco this weekend for the first time in over a year after the 2020 race was not held due to the pandemic.

It was the first time the track had been absent from the F1 calendar since 1954. However, the iconic, glamorous track returns on 20-23 May.

Fans are slowly being allowed back to the circuits, with 4,500 fans attending the season-opener in Bahrain. A further1,000 fans were also seated at the recent Spanish GP.

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This week it was announced that Monaco would also be allowing spectators to watch on, but how many fans will be allowed at the Monaco GP?

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How many fans are allowed at the Monaco GP?

Bahrain and Spain have already seen spectators return to the circuits this year, and now Monaco is about to ramp up the allowance.

The principality confirmed on Tuesday that grandstands would be at 40% capacity, with up to 7,500 ticket holders each day.

3,000 fans will also be permitted on Friday when Formula 1 has a rest day, but the paddock remains open for other activities.

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Why is Monaco GP practice on Thursday and not Friday?

The Monaco GP was originally held on the weekend of Ascension Day – a bank holiday in the province.

Racing was therefore paused on the Friday to observe the day and for regular traffic to flow through Monte Carlo without major disruption.

The Friday break has remained a tradition which is why practice will take place on Thursday and not Friday.


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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.