After much speculation and controversy, the F1 finally announced the racing calendar for the year 2023. Thus, the main novelty is the addition of the Las Vegas Grand Prix. In addition, Formula 1 achieved its goal of closing the calendar at 24 races. Since 24 races is the maximum number of races allowed per year under the Concorde Agreement signed by FIA e F1. Regarding circuit exclusions, Formula 1 ended up leaving the French GP aside for 2023. Therefore, the race will not take place on the Paul ricard.
It is also worth remembering that the 2023 calendar includes three new races (compared to 2022): the chinese grand prixthe GP of Qatar and himself Las Vegas Grand Prix. However, the GP's of China and Qatar are not premieres on the calendar of F1, but rather returns. Since oo chinese grand prix it took place regularly until 2020. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese F1 race was canceled and since then, it has not returned to the calendar. On the other hand, the Qatar GP appeared on the calendar for the 1st time in 2021, replacing the Australian GP of that year. However, in the same year, the F1 signed a ten-year contract with the Losail International Circuit, which takes effect in 2023.
The president of the FIA (International Automobile Federation), Mohammed Ben Sulayem, spoke about the addition of these three races to the F1 of 2023:
“The presence of 24 races in the F1 2023 is evidence of the sport's growth and appeal on a global scale. The addition of new circuits and the retention of traditional events reinforces the good stewardship of the FIA in the sport”, declared the president of the FIA. FIA.
Complete Formula 1 calendar
Namely, the pre-season tests of the biggest category of world motorsport in 2023 will only take place in Bahrain (unlike this year, when the tests took place in Barcelona and Bahrain). Thus, these tests should take place on the weekend before the 1st GP of 2023. This 1st GP of F1 also happens in Bahrain, on the 5th of March. Summer vacation (or summer break) occur after the Belgian GP (which takes place on July 30, 2023). Already the return of F1 takes place on the weekend of August 27, 2023, at Dutch GP. Finally, the season ends (since 2009) on the Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, on November 26th.
It is worth noting the date of São Paulo GP, to be held in Interlagos. In short, the race in Brazil will take place on November 5, 2023. Also on the calendar is the Monaco Circuit (which will take place on the 28th of May). There was a great debate about the presence of the traditional street circuit in the calendar of F1 for the coming years. However, this discussion ended when Mônaco announced the renewal with the category for a few more years. The same applies for the Belgian GP.
Calendar in full:
- Bahrain GP (05/03) (Sakhir International Autodrome)
- Saudi Arabian GP (19/03) (Circuit of Jeddah Coniche)
- Australian GP (02/04) (Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne)
- chinese grand prix (16/04) (Shanghai International Circuit)
- GP of Azerbaijan (30/04) (Baku City Circuit)
- Miami GP (07/05) (Miami International Racetrack, United States)
- GP of Emilia-Romagna (21/05) (Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy)
- Monaco GP (28/05) (Monte Carlo circuit)
- Spanish GP (04/06) (Circuit de Barcelona-Catalonia)
- Canadian GP (18/06) (Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal)
- Austrian GP (02/07) (Red Bull Ring, Spielberg)
- British GP (09/07) (Silverstone Circuit)
- Hungarian GP (23/07) (Hungaroring Circuit, Mogyorod)
- Belgian GP (30/07) (Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps)
- Dutch GP (27/08) (Circuit Park Zandvoort)
- Italian GP (03/09) (Monza Autodrome)
- Singapore GP (17/09) (Marina Bay Urban Circuit)
- japan GP (24/09) (Suzuka International Speedway)
- Qatar GP (08/10) (Losail International Circuit)
- United States GP (22/10) (Circuit of the Americas, Austin)
- mexico GP (29/10) (Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City)
- São Paulo GP (05/11) (Interlagos Racetrack, Brazil)
- Las Vegas Grand Prix (18/11) (Urban Circuit of Las Vegas, United States)
- Abu Dhabi GP (26/11) (Yas Marina Circuit, United Arab Emirates)
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