Formulation 1 pronounces report 24-race calendar for 2023 season

Max Verstappen of the Netherlands drives the (1) Oracle Purple Bull Racing RB18 Honda through the F1 Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on Sept. 11, 2022.

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Formulation 1 has revealed a report race calendar for 2023, with the game set to carry 24 races in a season for the very first time.

Overhauling its largest-ever calendar by two races, the schedule for subsequent season consists of the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, which is on a Saturday night time, and sees the return of the Chinese language GP after a three-year absence.

The calendar was authorised by the FIA and the World Motor Sport Council and revealed by F1’s governing physique on Tuesday.

Qatar additionally returns after making its debut in 2021 whereas Monaco retains its place on the calendar — in the course of the primary of two triple headers on the calendar — after doubts a few contract.

Making means for 2023 is the French GP, and a beforehand touted race in South Africa has not been included.

The season will begin on March 5 in Bahrain, the place pre-season testing is about to happen, and end on November 26 in Abu Dhabi.

“We’re excited to announce the 2023 calendar with 24 races around the globe. Formulation 1 has unprecedented demand to host races and it’s important we get the steadiness proper for the whole sport,” Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formulation 1, mentioned.

2023 Formulation 1 — Race Calendar

Bahrain March 5
Saudi Arabia March 19
Australia April 2
China April 16
Azerbaijan April 30
Miami Might 7
Emilia Romagna Might 21
Monaco Might 28
Spain June 4
Canada June 18
Austria July 2
United Kingdom July 9
Hungary July 23
Belgium July 30
Netherlands August 27
Italy September 3
Singapore September 17
Japan September 24
Qatar October 8
USA October 22
Mexico October 29
Brazil November 5
Las Vegas November 18
Abu Dhabi November 26

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“We’re more than happy with the robust momentum Formulation 1 continues to expertise and it’s nice information that we can convey our passionate followers a mixture of thrilling new places equivalent to Las Vegas to the Championship with a lot cherished venues throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.”

“The presence of 24 races on the 2023 FIA Formulation One World Championship calendar is additional proof of the expansion and attraction of the game on a worldwide scale,” mentioned FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem.

“The addition of recent venues and the retention of conventional occasions underlines the FIA’s sound stewardship of the game.”

The speaking factors from F1’s report calendar

Amid a growth in reputation worldwide, F1 and its American homeowners Liberty Media have been making an attempt to up the calendar of races for a while. 2022 was resulting from be a 23-race season earlier than the Russian GP was cancelled — however that is the primary time the race calendar has ever risen to 24.

There are a number of oddities on the schedule. The primary 4 races, for instance, are all standalone occasions regardless of three of them happening in Asia.

The season will then head on to an Azerbaijan-Miami double header, adopted by an Imola-Monaco-Spain triple.

Canada is a standalone occasion, with F1 unable to pair the Montreal race and Miami collectively.

Hungary has vacated its normal pre-summer break place, with the Belgian GP at Spa to comply with the Budapest race on July 30. The Dutch GP will subsequently be the primary race after the summer season break.

There’s then an Asian double header with Singapore and Japan earlier than a standalone race in Qatar, which begins a 10-year contract and did not have a 2022 race because of the FIFA World Cup, earlier than the second triple-header takes place in USA, Mexico and Brazil.

After the Brazilian GP on November 5, there’s a week’s break earlier than F1 heads to the Las Vegas strip for the primary Saturday race since 1985.

That debut occasion is twinned with the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP.

Formulation 1 will race in Monaco till 2025

An settlement has been finalised with the Car Membership of Monaco (ACM) to proceed to race on the well-known streets of Monte-Carlo till 2025 inclusive, below a brand new three-year deal.

The race has been an essential a part of the Championship for the reason that first there in 1950 and gives a singular problem for all of the drivers.

“I’m happy to substantiate that we are going to be racing in Monaco till 2025 and excited to be again on the streets of this well-known Principality for subsequent 12 months’s Championship on Might 28,” Domenicali mentioned.

“I need to thank everybody concerned on this renewal and particularly H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Michel Boeri, President of the Car Membership of Monaco and all his staff. We stay up for being again subsequent season to proceed our partnership collectively.”

Michel Boeri, President of the Car Membership of Monaco, added: “Within the curiosity of the Formulation One World Championship, and after a number of months of negotiations, we’re proud to announce that now we have signed a 3-year settlement with Formulation One, and prone to be renewed. The 2023 Formulation One Monaco Grand Prix might be held on Sunday twenty eighth Might, 2023.”

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