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Why F1 doesn't race on Friday in Monaco

Article To news overview © Getty Images/Red Bull Contentpool Free practice in Monaco traditionally takes place on Thursday, a departure from the usual F1 race weekend format. Why is it that cars don't drive through the streets of Monte Carlo on Friday? To find out why, we have to go all the way back to the year 1929. That year, the race was held the same week as the Feast of the Ascension, with drivers taking to the track on Thursday. As a result Friday was viewed as a mandatory day of rest. While for many years the F1 race happened the same week as the religious holiday, that is no longer a given. Now, organisers cite various reasons as to why F1 cars aren't on the streets on Friday...
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