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The 2023 Formula One World Championship calendar, which has been given the go-ahead by the World Motor Sport Council, was announced by Formula 1 on September 20th, 2022.

The season will begin in Bahrain on March 5 and conclude in Abu Dhabi on November 26, with a record-breaking 24 races scheduled. China and Qatar will return, while Las Vegas will debut as the season’s final round for a Saturday night race.

The sport’s governing body, the FIA, has approved a maximum of 26 races for the season but Formula 1 has opted to schedule 24.

The 2023 Formula 1 calendar is set to include 24 races, two more than the previous season–making it the longest racing schedule in the 74-year history of the sport.

2023 Formula 1 Calendar

F1 confirms 24 venues for 2023 campaign

The sport’s governing body, the FIA, and the World Motor Sport Council revealed a record race calendar for 2023 on Tuesday. The first edition of the Las Vegas Grand Prix, which will take place on a Saturday night, will be joined by the Chinese Grand Prix after a three-year absence in 2021.

The F1 calendar has seen a number of adjustments in recent years. New tracks have been added to the program, including the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Saudi Arabia, while previous Grands Prix such as Melbourne and Singapore will be resurrected after the Covid-19 epidemic caused them to be discontinued. In recent years, too, the Canadian and Japanese Grands Prix were canceled for similar reasons.

Qatar makes a return to the calendar after debuting in 2021, while Monaco holds its place despite in the 2023 calendar initial concerns about contract negotiation.

The regular summer break will stay in August, though changes to competition dates witness Belgium move to the end of July as a back-to-back with Hungary. The Netherlands is now beside Italy after competitive racing resumes.

As announced, the 2023 French Grand Prix will be absent from the championship. This is not the first time that the French GP has had difficulty: after 2008, the race was dropped from the F1 schedule and then revived in 2018 with Circuit Paul Ricard.

“We are pleased to announce the 2023 calendar with 24 races across the world,” Formula 1 Executive Chairman and President Stefano Domenicali stated about the plan’s release. “It is critical that we strike the correct balance for the entire sport, so we are very happy with the strong momentum of Formula 1. It’s fantastic news that we will be able to bring our enthusiastic fans a diverse selection of new race locations such as Las Vegas, as well as popular sites in Europe, Asia, and North America.”

Formula 1 Calendar 2023

The full list of races for the 2023 F1 calendar is as follows

Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir- 5th Mar.

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Jeddah – 19th Mar.

Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park – 2nd Apr.

Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai – 16th Apr.

Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City – 30th Apr.

Miami Grand Prix – Miami – 7th May

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Imola – 21st May

Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco – 28th May

Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya – 4th Jun.

Canadian Grand Prix – Montreal – 18th Jun.

Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring – 2nd Jul.

British Grand Prix – Silverstone – 9th Jul.

Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring – 23rd Jul.

Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps – 30th Jul.

Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort – 27th Aug.

Italian Grand Prix – Monza – 3rd Sep.

Singapore Grand Prix– Marina Bay – 17th Sep.

Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka – 24th Sep.

Qatar Grand Prix – Losail – 8th Oct.

United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas – 22nd Oct.

Mexican Grand Prix – Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez – 29th Oct.

Sao Paulo Grand Prix – Interlagos – 5th Nov.

Las Vegas Grand Prix – Las Vegas* – 18th Nov.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina – 26th Nov.

2023 Formula 1 Calendar

New races on the calendar in 2023

Given that we already knew the makeup of the vast majority of the tracks, there are few surprises. The only type of surprise is China and Qatar, who were considered to be unlikely participants. With no real evidence that a promised new circuit would return in 2023, the Qatari event was anticipated, but with Covid limitations in place across China, a comeback appeared improbable.

However, the remainder of the schedule is quite similar. Bahrain will open on June 13 and Saudi Arabia will follow two weeks later. The teams will then go to Australia before returning via China and Azerbaijan.

Spain and Monaco will host the European leg as normal, before returning to North America for races in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Brazil rounds out the season as normal on November 20.

The only significant change is that France moves to the beginning of July, which pushes back Germany’s race to August.

Three races in the United States in 2023 for Formula 1

The 2023 Formula 1 schedule was announced by the series, which will feature three stops in the United States and one in Las Vegas at the end of the season. The race in Las Vegas will be the conclusion of a four-week stretch that includes North and South American races.

The first race in the United States is held on May 5, 2023, when the Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix takes center stage. During the inaugural event, Red Bull’s  Max Verstappen won the 2022 Miami Grand Prix.

The 2022 edition of the United States Grand Prix will be held in October at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Verstappen took victory in the 2021 United States Grand Prix and the 2022 event is set for October 23rd.

The Austin Grand Prix will start a four-week run of F1 in North and South America, with the circuit heading to Mexico following week then Brazil the next. Following that, F1 comes to Las Vegas for a new Saturday-night race. The Las Vegas Grand Prix will see drivers zip through downtown Las Vegas, with an official 10 p.m. “lights out” start time.

Monaco Grand Prix gets new three-year deal

Following the FIA’s announcement on 20th September that the F1 calendar will remain unchanged for 2023, Formula 1 has now confirmed all of the race locations and that Monaco will return at least until 2024.

One of motorsport’s Triple Crown races was in significant jeopardy after the previous deal expired at the end of 2022, and no new agreement had been reached when this year’s race took place.

Even though races on this circuit are highly prestigious due to its history and legacy, there is often a lack of racing action. The circuit is notoriously difficult to overtake on – drivers have to be skilled to win here.

Emanuele Venturoli
Emanuele Venturoli
Communication Manager for RTR Sports Marketing. A degree in Communication at the University of Bologna and a passion for sport brought me where I'm today.
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