With almost a month to go before the start of the “circuit events”, the entire Corps of Marshals is mobilising this weekend for the traditional Training Camp. Between learning the right gestures for the newcomers and general revisions for the more experienced, the 650 volunteers present are preparing with rigour and professionalism for the three upcoming events (Monaco E-Prix – 30 April / Grand Prix de Monaco Historique – 13-15 May / Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco – 26-29 May).
Founded 50 years ago by the will of the President of the Automobile Club de Monaco, Me Michel Boéri, the Marshals Training Course, offers to all the teams about 10 workshops (First Aid / Pre-video / Intervention / Post-video / Rail + Cric workshop / Electrical Risks / “Gazelle” timed course / Flags and signaling circuit / Fire).
A warm and studious atmosphere reigned under the mild spring sunshine offered for the occasion by the Principality of Monaco. Familiarising oneself with the new procedures and reworking what has been learned were the watchwords of the weekend. Founded 50 years ago by the President of the Automobile Club de Monaco, Me Michel Boéri, the Marshals Training Camp offers all the teams a couple of several workshops (First Aid / Pre-video / Intervention / Post-video / Rail + Jack Workshop / Electrical Risks / “Gazelle” timed course / Flags and signaling circuit / Fire).
The objective is to test the reflexes, physical and reasoning skills of each candidate. Accustomed each year to the famous fire intervention and extraction of the driver, the Commissaires were able to rework the right gestures to gain in efficiency and control, with the precious and efficient advice of the Monaco Fire Brigade.
This spectacular workshop, which has been part of the course programme for the past 15 years, underlines the importance of working on fire control and driver evacuation procedures in a very short time. In May, our Commissaires will in particular be subjected to the control of fire resulting from methanol, a fuel present in the petrol of certain Historic Grand Prix cars and invisible to the naked eye. The use of specific extinguishers is therefore required.
What’s new in 2022?
The Marshals have been given theoretical and practical training on the electrical risks involved with single-seaters in Formula 1 and Formula E. In order to get as close as possible to the conditions they will be confronted with during the race, LED lights have been installed on one of the test cars. The aim here is to reproduce the colour system (green/red/blue) used on the single-seaters, which informs the intervention personnel about the danger or otherwise of the electrical risk in the event of a problem.
Another novelty this year: the installation of a new plate, with the aim of simulating as well as possible an extraction of the car on track by the flat bottom.
Finally, it should be noted that the entire course is now computerised by a team of developers from the Corps of Marshals, in order to have a complete overview of each workshop (accounting and assessment of the volunteers on each post).
Handling the flags
On Sunday, the last highlight of the weekend was the flag handling under the Chapiteau de Fontvieille. In this workshop, different race scenarios are studied in order to work specifically on the application of the rules of signalling on the track. rules on the track.
In 2022, the Automobile Club de Monaco’s Corps of Marshals will mobilise nearly 650 people on each of the three circuit events. Among them, there will be 72 new candidates, 52 technical stewards and nearly a hundred people in charge of the management.
See you on April 12 for the General Meeting organised at the Espace Léo Ferré, then on the weekend of April 23 & 24 for the handover of equipment, one week before the 5th Monaco E-Prix (April 30).
How to become Marshal?
All the conditions for applying are specified in the following document:
Registration for the 2023 track events will begin on Monday 05 September 2022.
For further information, please contact the Secretariat of the Corps of Marshals by phone at (+377) 93 15 26 16
In order to avoid a calendar conflict with the Paris Motor Show, the 100% electric & hydrogen version of the Monte-Carlo Rally will take place a week later than originally planned, from Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 October 2022.
The “Grand Départ” will be held this year from Valence, an emblematic host town in the Drôme department and partner of the Automobile Club de Monaco for many years.
The route of this 6th edition will be communicated in the next few weeks and should include both renowned Regularity Stages (SR) and brand new timed sectors, as yet unexplored by the organizing committee…
After two and a half racing days in the Drôme, Ardèche, Vaucluse, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Var departments, the competitors will head for the Principality of Monaco on Friday evening before the final leg, which will be highly competitive and will take place in the hinterland…
Publication of the Rules & Opening of entries: Friday 26 August 2022
Closing date for entries: Monday 26 September 2022
Publication of the list of participants: Friday 7 October 2022
About E-Rally Monte-Carlo
E-Rally Monte-Carlo is an authentic regularity road race reserved to 100% Electric Vehicles (excluding any use of range extenders) and 100% Hydrogen-powered cars. It is now very appreciated by car manufacturers and race teams who are eager to show, in a real and tough environment, the technological and innovative potential of their vehicles. Its new name comes back to 2016, following previous editions called “Rally Monte-Carlo for Electric Vehicles” (1995 to 1999), then “Rally Monte-Carlo Fuel Cell & Hybrids” (2005, 2006), Rally Monte-Carlo for Alternative Energy Vehicles (2007 to 2011) and Rally Monte-Carlo for New Energies / Rally Monte-Carlo ZENN (2012 to 2015). This 6th edition of E-Rally Monte-Carlo will be an event of the 2022 FIA eco Rally Cup calendar…
Monaco, 24 March 2022
In the Principality for a few days, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver visited the Automobile Club de Monaco, where he took a few minutes to take a look back on 2021, as he became IndyCar champion, before enjoying his lunch at the “Le Club” restaurant.
3 wins, 5 podiums, 549 points… This is what allowed Alex Palou to win his first IndyCar title. For his second season in the category, the Spaniard left Dale Coyne Racing to join Chip Ganassi Racing, where he discovered new teammates including former F1 driver Marcus Ericsson and six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon. “Being part of a big team like Ganassi is amazing for us“, says Alex Palou. “We have the opportunity to get big infrastructures with good teammates, so you have more information and there are more guys pushing you.”
The native of Barcelona thus became the 14th Ganassi champion. By his own admission, “the team played a big part” in the quest for the title, as well as the experience he has gained since arriving on American soil. Alex Palou insists: “We were still learning since it was my second year in IndyCar, so I had to learn new tracks. We had 16 races this season and I had only raced on 8 or 9 of them. It was a very good year of learning, we were strong and very consistent throughout the season.”
One regret: the 500 miles of Indianapolis
The 24-year-old’s season started off with a bang as he won the opening rqce in Alabama. This victory set the tone for the future and the former GP3 Series champion built his success on his excellent results. “We knew at the beginning of the year that we could fight for the title. There were maybe ten other drivers who could have won the championship, but we knew we had the tools to get in the fight,” he admits.
Alex Palou believes the other teams may not have seen him coming. “We also knew that the other teams and drivers didn’t have us under radar because we were coming from Europe and had driven in Japan. They hadn’t noticed us but it was a good thing! We didn’t have so much pressure or eyes on us, so we could just focus on racing and get some good results.” And he adds with a smile: “Next year, they may keep an eye on us.”
If he is now champion, the Ganassi driver keeps a little regret from his season. It all happened in Indianapolis in mid-May, when Helio Castroneves won the legendary 500 miles for the fourth time. Despite taking second step of the podium, Alex Palou says: “I think this is the only race where you are angry to finish second. In the other races there can be disappointment but you are still happy to be on the podium. Winning the Indy 500 would have been amazing.” He will have a new chance to win the famous race on May 29th, on the same dates as the Monaco Grand Prix.
“I want to experience this again”
By being crowned at Long Beach on September 26th, Alex Palou became the first Spaniard to win the IndyCar Championship. “It’s really special,” he says. “Obviously, the important stuff was to be the champion, but if you can be the first in history, it will stay in the books forever.” With this title, he also hopes “to open doors” to young girls and boys who dream of succeeding in motorsport. Alex Palou is proof, if one were needed, that Europeans can also win on oval circuits and have great success in IndyCar.
The 2022 season will start in Florida, in St-Petersburg, at the end of February. The Spaniard has already started his preparation, although he explains that the holiday season will be above all an opportunity to reunite with his familly and celebrate this special year with them. Recharge the batteries to come back even stronger. Because becoming champion gave even more the thirst for victory to Alex Palou. “When I hadn’t won this title, I thought I was hungrier than anyone else, but when you know the feeling of being champion and how good it feels, you want to experience this again.”
Since 1939, the Medals for Physical Education and Sports has honored and rewarded personalities who participate in the development of Sport in the Principality of Monaco.
This medal, in bronze, silver or vermeil, underlines the commitment of its owners.
And once again this year, as part of the festivities for Monaco’s National Day, many of these players were rewarded by H.S.H. Prince Albert II.
Among them were 19 recipients from the Automobile Club de Monaco, whom President Michel BOERI also honored during a dedicated dinner organized in the ACM’s Salons on Wednesday 24th November 2021.
Finally, it should be noted that Jean-Michel MATAS (Deputy General Commissioner in charge of the Marshals’ Corps) and Bernard RICHELMI (Vice-President) were promoted to the rank of Officer of the Order of Saint Charles. These distinctions were presented to them by H.S.H. Prince Albert II, again as part of the ceremonies marking the Principality’s National Day. Created on 15 March 1858 by Prince Charles III, the Order of Saint Charles is awarded by the Sovereign Prince of Monaco to reward merit and services rendered to the State or to His person. The Order of Saint Charles is the Monegasque equivalent of the French Legion of Honor.
Composed of more than 670 Marshals, the Corps ensure the safety and the smooth running of all the events organized by the ACM, both on circuit and on road. These commissaires are present at the events, with their passion and dedication, always voluntary in their commitment but professional in the execution of their missions, which now require in-depth knowledge of the regulations and perfect mastery of new techniques (computers, GPS, etc.). In this very special year, marked by an unprecedented international crisis, the Corps of Marshals has nevertheless managed to successfully carry out all its missions, thanks to the respect of an extremely strict health protocol, meeting all the recommendations of the FIA and the Monegasque and French health authorities.
Thus, in 2021, the Corps of Marshals has been successfully involved in the 5 events organized by the Automobile Club de Monaco:
– 89th Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo;
– 4th Monaco E-Prix;
– 12th Monaco Historic Grand Prix;
– 78th Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix;
– 5th E-Rallye Monte-Carlo.
In addition to this, there were of course the various Circuit and Rally training courses which were essential to maintain and reinforce the skills of the teams. Despite these extremely restrictive conditions, the Corps of Marshals has managed to maintain the “Club” spirit that is its strength, bringing together people from different backgrounds driven by a common passion for motor sport. Through their self-sacrifice and efforts, these volunteers, who do not count their hours and who often work in difficult conditions, are an indispensable cog in the success of the various events organized by the Automobile Club de Monaco. The Corps of Marshals is a large family of passionate volunteers who, through their internationally recognized professionalism and efficiency, have led this institution to become a reference in its field…
2022 CALENDAR OF ACM EVENTS
– 17-23 January: 90th MONTE-CARLO AUTOMOBILE RALLY
– 27 January – 2 February: 24th MONTE-CARLO HISTORICAL RALLY
– 30 April: 5th MONACO E-PRIX
– 13-15 May: 13th MONACO HISTORIC GRAND PRIX
– 26-29 May: 79th MONACO GRAND PRIX
– 19-23 October*: 6th MONTE-CARLO E-RALLY / 22nd MONTE-CARLO ZENN RALLY
* Date to be confirmed
Me Michel BOERI
Me René CLERISSI
Mr Michel FERRY
Mr Bernard RICHELMI
Dr Robert SCARLOT
Mr André FROLLA
Deputy General Treasurer
Mr Alain FICINI
Mr Guy DEALEXANDRIS
Mr Willy DE BRUYN
Mr Michel DOTTA
Mr Patrick LAMBIN
Mr Jean-Michel MATAS
Mr ORSINI Hervé
Mr PALLANCA Alain
Dr Brigitte PASQUIER
Dr Jacques ROSSI
Mr Raoul TANGANELLI
Me Michel BOERI
AUBAN Jean-Louis – BARRABINO Eric – BERNABE Bernard – BERNE Jean-Paul – BERNI Christian – BREZZO Thomas – BROUILLARD Pierre – CALEGARI Marco – CALMES Jean-François – CURAU Philippe – DAVENET Philippe – FABRI Alain – FABRI Christophe – FLAUJAC Charles – FORTI Jean – GNUTTI Gérard – GNUTTI Raymond – GRANA Jean-Marie – HAIBLE Jean-Marc – LANTERI Jacques – LECHNER Jean-Louis – MESTRE Gery – MINAZZOLI Nicolas – MOSCATI Renato – NARMINO Philippe – NICOLAS Franck – NOGHES Yann-Antony – NOGHES-MENIO Lionel – NOTARI Fabrice – PALMERO Jean-Paul – PAULMIER Benoit – PASTA Alexandre – PERLINO Tiffaney – PHILLIPS Franck – PLASSERAUD Claude – POIREE Christian – PONSET Christophe – PONSET Nicolas – RAFFERMI Giancarlo – RATTI Patrice – SACCO Alain – SANDRI Michel – SERDET Daniel – SOLER Laurent – TERNO Olivier – VIVALDA Alain
Following this election, the Governing Board met on Thursday 28 October 2021 and, in accordance with Article 22 of the Statutes, appointed ;
1/ Among the Association Members:
General Commissionner Deputies:
General Commissionner Assistant:
Races Directors (some designated according to the event):
Deputy Race Directors:
Mme Sophie BENSA
2 / Among the Members of the Board of Directors and/or the Organising Committee:
Organizing Committee President: Me Michel BOERI
Presidents of Commissions:
Discipline and Ethical Commission: M. Guy DEALEXANDRIS
Electric and New Energies Commission: Dr Jacques ROSSI
Karting Commission: M. Charles FLAUJAC
Media Commission: M. Michel DOTTA
Medical Commission: Dr Robert SCARLOT
Protocol Commission: Me René CLERISSI
Sporting Commission: M. Eric BARRABINO
Technical Commission: M. Renato MOSCATI
Historic Cars Commission: M. Géry MESTRE
Women in Motorsport Commission: Mme Tiffaney PERLINO
Corps of Marshals: M. Jean-Michel MATAS
National Court of Appeal:
President : S.E. M. Philippe NARMINO
Members : MM. Daniel SERDET et Alain FRANÇOIS
PS: The newly elected members are written in bold.
Following its death announcement on Monday, September 6, the Principality of Monaco was overwhelmed with a deep sense of sadness. Jean-Paul Belmondo, charismatic actor with huge popular success, had a passion for sport.
Fan of boxing and football, “Bebel” was also a motorsport lover. He was regularly present in the Principality for following major sporting events organized on the Monegasque territory such as the Monaco Grand Prix. A passion handed down to his son, Paul, racing driver who notably took part to the F1 Grand Prix in 1994.
The Automobile Club de Monaco is orphan of one of its most loyal friends. His legendary smile and his eternal kindness will remain engraved in the walls of the Club and the Restaurant. We would like to express our sincere condolences to the Jean-Paul Belmondo’s family and to those close to him.
Restaurant « Le Club » Reopening on Wednesday, September 1st
After a traditional summer break, we would like to inform our Members that the Restaurant of the Automobile Club de Monaco “Le Club” will be reopen to them and their guests from Wednesday, September 1st, and weekly from Tuesday noon to Saturday evening.
Menus available on www.acm.mc (section AUTOMOBILE CLUB DE MONACO / RESTAURANT).
Reservations at (+377) 93 30 32 27.
The Automobile Club de Monaco wants to inform his members and guests that the Restaurant « Le Club » has started its traditional summer break from this Thursday, July 29th. Its doors will re-opened on Tuesday, August 31st.
The Automobile Club de Monaco Welcome Desk still open from Monday to Friday between 9:30am to 12:00pm & 2pm to 5pm (+377 93 15 26 00).