F1 announces full-of-verve 2023 calendar


F1 announced 2023 calendar Image: FIA

Formula 1 has announced the calendar for the 2023 International Automobile Federation (FIA) Formula One World Championship, which has been approved by the World Motor Sport Council.

‘F1’ stated that kicking off in Bahrain on March 5th and concluding in Abu Dhabi (UAE) on November 26th, the season will feature a record-breaking 24 races, with China and Qatar set to return, and Las Vegas (US) arriving as the penultimate round for a Saturday night race.

London (UK)-based Formula One is the highest class of international racing for open-wheel single-seater formula racing cars sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile.

Paris (France)-based the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile is an association established on June 20th, 1904 to represent the interests of motoring organizations and motor car users. To the general public, the FIA is mostly known as the governing body for many auto racing events, such as the well-known Formula One.

The World Motor Sport Council is a major organ within the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile’s governance structure. Its primary role is amending current regulations and drafting new regulations for all of international motor sport.

‘F1’ further stated that the traditional Summer break will remain in August, though changes to race dates see Belgium move to the end of July as a back-to-back with Hungary, while the Netherlands is twinned with Italy after the restart.

Pre-season testing has also been confirmed, and will take place over three days at the 70,000-capacity Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain from February 23rd to February 25th.

The full 2023 F1 calendar can be viewed below:

  • February 23rd-25th – Pre-season testing (Grand Prix) – Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain;
  • March 5th – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain;
  • March 19th – Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia;
  • April 2nd – Australian Grand Prix – the 80,000-capacity Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Albert Park, Australia;
  • April 16th – Chinese Grand Prix – the 2,00,000 Shanghai Audi International Circuit in Shanghai, China;
  • April 30th – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – the 18,500-capacity Baku City Circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan;
  • May 7th – Miami Grand Prix – the 65,000-capacity Miami International Autodrome in Miami Gardens, Florida, US;
  • May 21st – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – the 78,000-capacity Imola Circuit in Imola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy;
  • May 28th – Monaco Grand Prix – the 37,000-capacity Circuit de Monaco in La Condamine and Monte Carlo, Monaco;
  • June 4th – Spanish Grand Prix – the 140,700 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmeló, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain;
  • June 18th – Canadian Grand Prix – the 1,00,000-capacity Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada;
  • July 2nd – Austrian Grand Prix – the 105,000-capacity Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Styria, Austria;
  • July 9th – British Grand Prix – the 150,000-capacity Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom;
  • July 23rd – Hungarian Grand Prix – the 70,000-capacity Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary;
  • July 30th – Belgian Grand Prix – the 70,000-capacity Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Stavelot, Belgium;
  • August 27th – Dutch Grand Prix – the 1,05,000-capacity Circuit Zandvoort in Zandvoort, Netherlands;
  • September 3rd – Italian Grand Prix – the 118,865-capacity Monza Circuit in Monza, Italy;
  • September 17th – Singapore Grand Prix -the 90,000-capacity Marina Bay Street Circuit in Marina Bay, Singapore;
  • September 24th – Japanese Grand Prix – the 1,55,000-capacity Suzuka Circuit; in Suzuka, Japan;
  • October 8th – Qatar Grand Prix – the 8,000-capacity Lusail International Circuit in Lusail, Qatar;
  • October 22nd – United States Grand Prix – the 1,50,000 Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, US;
  • October 29th – Mexican Grand Prix – the 1,10,000-capacity Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico;
  • November 5th – Brazilian Grand Prix -the 60,000-capacity Interlagos Circuit in São Paulo, Brazil;
  • November 18th – Las Vegas Grand Prix – Las Vegas Street Circuit* in Las Vegas, Nevada, US; and
  • November 26th – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix -the 60,000-capacity Yas Marina Circuit in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

*Subject to FIA circuit homologation
‘F1’ further stated that speaking of the announcement of the calendar, Formula 1 head honcho and President Stefano Domenicali enthused, “We are excited to announce the 2023 calendar with 24 races around the world. Formula 1 has unprecedented demand to host races and it is important we get the balance right for the entire sport. We are very pleased with the strong momentum Formula 1 continues to experience and it is great news that we will be able to bring our passionate fans a mix of exciting new locations such as Las Vegas to the Championship with much loved venues across Europe, Asia and the Americas.”

Added FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, “The presence of 24 races on the 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar is further evidence of the growth and appeal of the sport on a global scale. The addition of new venues and the retention of traditional events underline the FIA’s sound stewardship of the sport. I am delighted that we will be able to take Formula 1’s new era of exciting racing, created by the FIA’s 2022 Regulations, to a broader fan base in 2023.”

Added Sulayem, “In framing the 2023 F1 calendar, the World Motor Sports Council Members have also been mindful of the timing of the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.”

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an endurance-focused sports car race held annually near the town of Le Mans, France. It is the world’s oldest active endurance racing event.

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