Since 6th March, the big transformation of the Principality of Monaco into a real racetrack has started. For almost 2 months (7 weeks to be exact), Automobile Club de Monaco staff and its suppliers will be mobilised to prepare this iconic urban circuit in order to welcome Formula E cars for the 6th Monaco E-Prix (6th May) and Formula 1 cars for the 80th F1 Grand Prix de Monaco (25th-28th May) in the best conditions.
Almost 50% of the circuit resurfaced!
In 2023, the asphalt repair work on the roads used by the Monegasque track will be completed at the beginning of the build-up period and will result in almost 50% of the track being resurfaced. This year, 3 sectors are affected: the Boulevard Albert 1er (starting grid and pit lane), the Tunnel Louis II and the Darse Sud. Nearly 15,000 m2 of asphalt were repaired, the equivalent of about 1,800 tonnes of new surface.
This is always an impressive job, carried out at night by the teams of the Department of Urban Development and SIVIA’M, to avoid disturbing road traffic in the Principality. Between the planning phases of the upper part of the asphalt and the application of the new asphalt the following night, 2 nightly sessions are necessary for each sector. The aim was to ensure that the surface meets international standards and provides the cars with an optimum surface, all on routes exposed to intense road traffic all year round.
See the pictures of the repair work on the asphalt of the Circuit de Monaco (© ACM – Folleté).
Emblematic building of the circuit, real nerve centre of the events, the Race Direction began its assembly this week. This 1500m² structure is composed by 77 modules, with a total surface of 1500m². These modules will make up the 5 levels of the building (17m high) which will house the two control rooms of the circuit, meeting rooms and areas reserved for guests.