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Why is Monaco Grand Prix practice on Thursday?

The Monaco Grand Prix is the most famous race in Formula 1, dripping with glitz, glamour and no shortage of tradition. The event has several quirks which are unique, including the placing of F1 practice sessions on the Thursday, but why are things moved forward a day in Monaco? Here's why. The Monaco GP was traditionally staged on the weekend of Ascension Day, which is a public holiday in Monte Carlo. Article continues under video The importance of the religious festival has waned over time, and no longer has a bearing on the GP's schedule. However, F1 still appears to respect the day off on Friday, but why? Why Monaco GP Practice is on Thursday, not Friday Remember that the Circuit de...
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