The Formula 1 World Championship will have 24 races in the next season of 2023, it was decided today by the governing body Fii. Its motorsport council has confirmed the race calendar, with the season starting on March 5 in Bahrain and ending on November 26 in Abu Dhabi.
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Members of the FIA Motorsport Council approved the Formula 1 calendar for the next season through an online vote, the umbrella motorsport federation announced today. New to the calendar is the penultimate race of the season in Las Vegas, which will be the third race in the USA after Austin and Miami. After a one-year absence, Qatar returns to the scene, the race there will be held on October 8, as well as Shanghai, China, where the race is scheduled for April 16.
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Belgium remains on the calendar
One of the biggest sporting classics in the world remains on the calendar, the Monte Carlo race, which will take place on May 28. And also Belgium, which this year behind the scenes of Formula 1 could be heard saying goodbye.
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New to the calendar is the penultimate race of the season in Las Vegas, which will be the third race in the USA after Austin and Miami.
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There have never been so many races in one season
The number of 24 races in one season is a record for Formula 1. This season there are 22 races, according to the original plans there should have been 23, but the Russian Sochi was canceled due to the Russian military attack on Ukraine. Russia is not even on the calendar for the 2023 season.
“The fact that we have as many as 24 races on the calendar in the 2023 season testifies to the rise of this sport. Both the addition of new venues and the insistence on permanent and traditional ones show FIA’s attitude towards the formula. I am happy that with the new rules we will be able to take this sport even further to a wider fan base,” said President Fie Mohamed at the unveiling of the race calendar Ben Sulaym. He also emphasized that an agreement had been reached with the representatives of the classic endurance race in Le Mans, so that there would be no Formula 1 race on the weekend when the 24-hour test takes place there (June 10 and 11).
Formula 1 race calendar 2023:
March 5: Bahrain (Sahir)
March 19: Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)
April 2: Australia (Melbourne)
April 16: China (Shanghai)
April 30: Azerbaijan (Baku)
May 7: Miami
May 21: Emilia Romagna (Imola)
May 28: Monaco (Monte Carlo)
June 4: Spain (Barcelona)
June 18: Canada (Montreal)
July 2: Austria (Spielberg)
July 9: Great Britain (Silverstone)
July 23: Hungary (Budapest)
July 30: Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
August 27: The Netherlands (Zandvoort)
September 3: Italy (Monza)
September 17: Singapore
September 24: Japan (Suzuka)
October 8: Qatar (Doha)
October 22: USA (Austin)
October 29: Mexico (Ciudad de Mexico)
November 5: Brazil (Sao Paulo)
November 18: Las Vegas
November 26: Abu Dhabi