The 2022 Method 1 World Championship is nearly as good as tied up now that Max Verstappen is a whopping 116 factors forward of his closest rival, Charles Leclerc. So, we are able to now begin wanting ahead to subsequent yr, when the FIA has confirmed that F1 will host a record-breaking 24 grands prix over the course of the season.
Method 1’s 2023 calendar has simply been accepted by motorsport’s governing physique, the FIA, and it’s a giant one. The 2023 F1 season will kick off in Bahrain on March 3 earlier than overlaying 22 races forward of the season shut in Abu Dhabi on November twenty sixth.
This all implies that the 2023 season will begin two weeks sooner than it did this yr, and can finish only a week later than 2022. That means F1 will cram a record-breaking 24 races into simply 38 weeks. I’m exhausted simply fascinated about it!
However it’s a fairly thrilling calendar. Subsequent yr F1 will host its first race in Las Vegas on November 18. The penultimate race on the calendar, the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix is rumored for a late evening begin on the Saturday night, in a change to the standard F1 weekend format.
There’s additionally a return for F1 to Qatar on October 8. The race within the kingdom is the primary in a brand new 10-year contract that may see F1 host occasions on the Losail Circuit.
Subsequent yr additionally sees the long-awaited return of the Chinese language Grand Prix, which hasn’t taken place since 2019 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Regardless of worries that it could be absent from subsequent yr’s schedule, the Belgian Grand Prix stays a fixture in 2023. The historic race will now happen earlier than the game takes its summer season break. This sees the race fill a spot left by the French Grand Prix, which has been dropped for subsequent yr.
After the Belgian race, groups may have simply over three weeks off for the summer season break earlier than racing returns on the Dutch Grand Prix on August 27.
And that’s a theme of this calendar, much less time without work for groups. Over the 38 weeks of racing, there shall be six double header races, together with the ultimate again to again occasions in Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi.
There are additionally two triple-header races, together with the Emilia Romagna occasion in Italy, Monaco and the Spanish Grand Prix. After the summer season break, F1 will even host back-to-back races in Texas, Mexico and Brazil.
It’s a giant ol’ calendar that features three occasions within the U.S, 9 races in Europe and 7 occasions in Asia. I’m glad to see the return of China to the calendar, and I’m very intrigued by that Las Vegas race.
What do you assume to the calendar, and are there any tracks you’d have preferred to see added? There has been discuss of an occasion in South Africa for months now, is there a observe that we should always drop to make area for a race in Kyalami?
The Full 2023 Method 1 Calendar
- 03/05 Bahrain
- 03/19 Saudi Arabia
- 04/02 Australia
- 04/16 China
- 04/30 Azerbaijan
- 07/07 Miami, USA
- 05/21 Emilia Romagna, Italy
- 05/28 Monaco
- 06/04 Spain
- 06/18 Canada
- 07/02 Austria
- 07/09 United Kingdom
- 07/23 Hungary
- 07/30 Belgium
- 08/27 Netherlands
- 09/03 Italy
- 09/17 Singapore
- 09/24 Japan
- 10/08 Qatar
- 10/22 USA
- 10/29 Mexico
- 11/05 Brazil
- 11/18 Las Vegas, USA
- 11/26 Abu Dhabi