What are the dates for Formula 1 2023?
The FIA World Council has approved 24 F1 races for 2023, the largest number ever. It will start on March 5 in Bahrain and end on November 26 in Abu Dhabi.
The 2023 Formula 1 season already has its provisional calendar. The FIA World Council has approved a calendar of 24 races, the largest number of Grand Prix in history, due to the inclusion of the Las Vegas GP. This will mark the third date in the United States after Miami and Austin. The 74th season of the competition will begin on March 5 in Bahrain and will end on November 26 in Abu Dhabi.
Finally, after many discussions, there will be races at Monaco and Spa-Francorchamps. The Monaco race will be on the usual date and the Belgian event will be the last before the summer break. The Spanish GP will be held in June instead of May, and the French GP disappears. Qatar and China return to the calendar after two years (in the case of Shanghai) and one (in the case of Losail) out of Formula 1. The FIA has also confirmed that no race will coincide with the 24 Le Mans Hours.
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1 affirms that the sport is in great health: “We are excited to announce the 2023 calendar with 24 races around the world. Formula 1 is in unprecedented demand to host races and it is important to maintain a balance for the whole sport. We are delighted with the great momentum that Formula 1 continues to have and it is great news that we can give our passionate fans a mix of stunning new locations like Las Vegas to the calendar and much-loved circuits across Europe, Asia and the Americas.”
The president of the FIA, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, says that this calendar demonstrates the growth of Formula 1 in recent years:
“The presence of 24 races in 2023 is further evidence of the growth and how attractive the sport is on a global scale. The introduction of new circuits and the retention of traditional events maintain that the FIA is the guardian of the sport. I am delighted that we can bring Formula 1 into a new era of competition, created by the new 2022 regulations, to a larger spectator base in 2023. World Council members have taken the 24 Hours into account of Le Mans at the time of adjusting the championship”.