Components One’s calendar for 2023 has been introduced with a document variety of 24 races, the utmost allowed underneath the present industrial settlement with the groups. The schedule was permitted on Tuesday by a gathering of the FIA’s world motor sport council.
This 12 months F1 is to host 22 races however, with new conferences being added as the game enjoys a surge in reputation the world over, it’ll try to carry probably the most intensive season within the sport’s historical past in 2023.
The variety of races will push F1 crew personnel to the restrict. July alone will characteristic 4 races throughout two double‑headers, with 4 additional pairs of again‑to‑again races.
In August the Crimson Bull crew principal, Christian Horner, described 24 races as “proper on the restrict” of what could possibly be requested of groups. The F1 chief government, Stefano Domenicali, additionally stated this 12 months he believed the quantity was as excessive as the game ought to go.
“Round 24 grands prix, 23, 24 most,” he stated. “I don’t wish to focus on any greater than that quantity as a result of then we have now the issue of devaluation.”
The season will open in Bahrain on 5 March and conclude in Abu Dhabi on 26 November, whereas the British GP shall be held on 9 July. New conferences in Las Vegas and Qatar are confirmed, as is the Monaco GP, whose future had been thought of to be underneath menace, on 28 Could as a part of the one triple‑header of the season after the Emilia Romagna GP and earlier than the Spanish GP. F1 has additionally confirmed a brand new cope with Monaco to run till 2025.
The US will host three races, in Austin, Miami and Las Vegas, with the latter forming a double-header with the season finale in Abu Dhabi.
As anticipated the proposed assembly in South Africa was not included however China has returned with a date scheduled for 16 April. That assembly stays topic to the Covid restrictions imposed within the nation, nevertheless, and its place early within the schedule suggests whether it is cancelled it could possibly be changed later within the 12 months.
The Belgian GP at Spa, additionally thought of to be underneath menace, retained its place on 30 July however as anticipated the French GP is not featured. There may be additionally no conflict with the Le Mans 24 Hours which is able to happen on 10-11 June between the Spanish and Canadian GPs.
Regardless of sturdy opposition and criticism from human rights teams and a few drivers the Saudi Arabian GP stays on the calendar.
Domenicali welcomed the document‑breaking schedule. “Components One has unprecedented demand to host races and it’s important we get the stability proper for your complete sport. We’re very happy with the sturdy momentum Components One continues to expertise.”