The Monaco track surface at turn one is undergoing urgent repairs following a truck fire which badly damaged the surface.
A small lorry, parked in the braking zone for the turn one Ste-Devote corner while workers made minor improvements to the famous street circuit, spectacularly caught fire earlier this week.
The fire caused burn damage to the actual track surface and workers have ever since been making repairs that have been described as “major”. With F1 practice set to take place on Thursday, as it always has because of the Friday holiday in Monte Carlo, the workers will have even less time to prepare the area for racing.
It is feared the new asphalt will not have time to properly dry and cure before opening practice on Thursday morning.