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2023 FORMULA 1 CALENDAR GETS TICK OF APPROVAL


Published at 9/21/2022
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Next season’s 24 race Formula 1 calendar has been approved by the World Motor Sport Council, with the iconic Monaco Grand Prix also getting locked away until 2025.

The record breaking 24 event calendar will kick off March 5 in Bahrain and conclude at the Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi on November 25.

With China and Qatar also set to return, the new Las Vegas strip Grand Prix has been flagged as the season’s penultimate round.

A few alterations include the Spa Grand Prix move to the end of July as a back-to-back feature with the Hungarian GP, with the Netherlands, Zandvoort race coming after the long break, followed by Monza.

The retention of Belgium’s Spa Francorchamps Grand Prix – announced after the collapse of talks with South Africa organisers due to governmental and financial constraints – was a welcome relief for F1 fans, and somewhat of a victory for its traditionalists over the ‘money-talks’ aspect of the sports modern era.

The streets of Monte Carlo have also been confirmed with a contract until 2025, with the iconic Monaco running locked away for the eighth round, between Imola and Barcelona.

Stefano Domenicali was delighted to announce the news that extended arguably the most famous event on the calendar – having run an official grand prix since the inaugural 1950 season – with some concerning talk earlier in the year that it was perhaps in danger with its contract ending.

“I am pleased to confirm that we will be racing in Monaco until 2025 and excited to be back on the streets of this famous Principality for next year’s Championship on May 28,” said Domenicali, the president and CEO of Formula 1.

“I want to thank everyone involved in this renewal and especially H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Michel Boeri, President of the Automobile Club of Monaco and all his team. We look forward to being back next season to continue our partnership together.”

Boeri, the President of the Automobile Club of Monaco, said that “In the interest of the Formula One World Championship, and after several months of negotiations, we are proud to announce that we have signed a three-year agreement with Formula One, and likely to be renewed.”

In the fervour of the 2023 calendars release, The FIA President Mohammed Bin Sulayem, added that, “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.”

The next round of this year’s F1 season is the Singapore Grand Prix, held on the 5.6km Marina Bay circuit from September 30 to October 2.

2023 FORMULA 1 CALENDAR 

Date

Grand Prix

Venue

March 5

   Bahrain

     Sakhir

March 19

   Saudi Arabia

     Jeddah

April 2

   Australia

     Melbourne

April 16

   China

     Shanghai

April 30

   Azerbaijan

     Baku

May 7

   Miami

     Miami

May 21

   Emilia Romagna

     Imola

May 28

   Monaco

     Monaco

June 4

   Spain

     Barcelona

June 18

   Canada

     Montreal

July 2

   Austria

     Spielberg

July 9

   United Kingdom

     Silverstone

July 23

   Hungary

     Budapest

July 30

   Belgium

     Spa

August 27

   Netherlands

     Zandvoort

September 3

   Italy

     Monza

September 17

   Singapore

     Singapore

September 24

   Japan

     Suzuka

October 8

   Qatar

     Losail

October 22

   USA

     Austin

October 29

   Mexico

     Mexico City

November 5

   Brazil

     Sao Paulo

November 18

   Las Vegas

     Las Vegas*

November 26

   Abu Dhabi

     Yas Marina

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