Formula 1 has announced the longest calendar in its history for the 2023 season, with 24 Grand Prix races. There are still two dates in Italy: in Imola it will be held on May 21 and in Monza on September 3. The news that has already been announced is Las Vegas and the return of the Qatar Grand Prix.
The calendar for the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship has been approved by the FIA Council. The number of scheduled Grand Prix races rises to twenty-four, with the return of Qatar and the new entry into Las Vegas, but also among the confirmed races there are several innovations in terms of placement. The opening stage will be in Bahrain on March 5 (a race preceded by pre-season testing which will take place exclusively at Sakhir) followed by Saudi Arabia and Australia with a week off in both cases.
The date is at Imola on May 21, the weekend that will begin the first “hat-trick” of two seasons. The stage at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari circuit will follow the Monaco Grand Prix and the Spanish Grand Prix. July was a very intense month, with news of the Belgian Grand Prix the date the French Grand Prix occupied up until this season. After the summer break, Zandvoort will precede the Italian Grand Prix, one week ahead of the traditional location.
The Qatar Grand Prix returns (October 8), while New Las Vegas, which takes place on the night of Saturday 18 November, will precede the traditional Abu Dhabi event that will conclude the season by one week. The 2023 calendar will avoid being coincident with the 24 hours of Le Mans, which is one of the FIA’s goals after the controversy that has arisen in recent years.
“The presence of 24 races in the Formula 1 World Championship 2023 calendar is further evidence of the growth and attractiveness of the sport on a global scale – FIA President Mohamed bin Sulayem commented – adding new races and maintaining traditional events underscores the solid management of the sport by the FIA. In approving the F1 calendar 2023, the members of the World Council took great care to avoid pairing up the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans at all costs.”
Formula 1: 2023 calendar
5 Mazo – GP Bahrain, Sakhir
March 19 – Saudi Arabia Grand Prix, Jeddah
Apr 2 – GP Australia, Albert Park
April 16 – Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai
April 30 – Grand Prix of Azerbaijan in Baku
May 7 – GP Miami, Miami
May 21 – GP Emilia-Romagna, Imola
May 28 – Monaco GB, Monte Carlo
June 4 – Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona
June 18 – Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal
Jul 2 – Austrian GP, Spielberg
July 9 – Grand Betagna GP, Silverstone
July 23 – Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungary
July 30 – Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps
27 Agosto – GP Olanda, Zandvoort
September 3 – Italian Grand Prix, Monza
Sep 17 – Singapore GP, Marina Bay
September 24 – Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka
October 8 – Qatar Grand Prix, Lusail
Oct 22 – US GP, Austin
29 Ottobre – GP Mexico City, Mexico City
November 5 – GP São Paulo, Interlagos
November 18 – GP Las Vegas, Las Vegas
November 26 – GPA Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina