The official Formula 1 calendar for the 2023 season has been revealed.
For the first time in the history of F1 the number of races has reached 24 Grand Prix, including the newly announced Las Vegas Grand Prix which will take place on a Saturday night.
The Chinese Grand Prix was set to return after a three-year absence, however this has now been cancelled due to the difficulties presented by the Covid-19 situation in the country.
Qatar also returns after making its debut in 2021, while Monaco and Spa remain despite uncertainty surrounding their future.
The 2023 F1 calendar will also avoid a clash with the 24 Hours Of Le Mans as part of the World Motorsport Council's efforts to optimise all world championship race calendars.
FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “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 underlines 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. In framing the 2023 F1 calendar, WMSC members have also been mindful of the timing of the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.”
Domenicali: F1 has "unprecedented demand" to host races
President and CEO of F1, Stefano Domenicali, commented on the "unprecedented demand" F1 has seen to host races in recent years.
“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.”
The season is set to kick off in Bahrain and conclude in Abu Dhabi, as it has done in previous years.
UPDATE: The Emilia Romagna GP has been cancelled due to adverse weather on the run up to the weekend.
Formula 1 Calendar 2023
|1||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||March 5th|
|2||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||Jeddah Corniche Circuit||March 19th|
|3||Australian Grand Prix||Albert Park||April 2nd|
|4||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Baku City Circuit||April 30th|
|5||Miami Grand Prix||Miami International Autodrome||May 7th|
|6||Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix||Imola||CANCELLED|
|7||Monaco Grand Prix||Monaco||May 28th|
|8||Spanish Grand Prix||Circuit de Catalunya||June 4th|
|9||Canadian Grand Prix||Circuit Gilles Villeneuve||June 18th|
|10||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||July 2th|
|11||British Grand Prix||Silverstone||July 9th|
|12||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||July 23th|
|13||Belgium Grand Prix||Spa-Francorchamps||July 30th|
|14||Dutch Grand Prix||Zandvoort||August 27th|
|15||Italian Grand Prix||Monza||September 3rd|
|16||Singapore Grand Prix||Singapore||September 17th|
|17||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka||September 24th|
|18||Qatar Grand Prix||Losail International Circuit||October 8th|
|19||United States Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||October 22nd|
|20||Mexican Grand Prix||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||October 29th|
|21||Brazilian Grand Prix||Interlagos||November 5th|
|22||Las Vegas Grand Prix||Las Vegas Street Circuit||November 18th|
|23||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina||November 26th|