All according to forecasts. The World Motor Sport Council has formalized the calendar for the 2023 season, confirming the record of 24 races (the maximum possible according to the Concorde Agreement). The appointment in Monte Carlo has been confirmed, the GP of which will be held on May 28th. It will start on March 5 in Sakhir, Bahrain, and will then fly to four continents – with the exception of Africa, despite the negotiations to bring back the Kyalami GP – and will end on November 26 in Abu Dhabi. The Italian stages of Imola (21 May) and Monza (3 September) have also been confirmed – as we had anticipated – while the debut in Las Vegas will take place on 18 November. Great return for China, back on the calendar for the first time after the COVID-19 emergency, and included as the fourth round of the championship on April 16.
Compared to the draft we had published, the only change is the reversal of dates between Spa and Hungaroring, with the Hungarian circuit that will be the protagonist on 23 July, a week before the historic Ardennes GP, which will anticipate the summer break. But there is also room for a small yellow: in fact, for 29-30 July, the 24 hours of Spa (included in the GTWC calendar since July), which would be sensationally in contrast with the Formula 1 race. We will see if, how and when the FIA remedies, also because the hotels in Spa will receive reservations for the potentially wrong weekend.
This is the comment of FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem: “The presence of 24 races on the 2023 World Cup calendar is further proof of the growth and attractiveness of this sport on a global scale. The addition of new venues and the maintenance of traditional events underline the solid management of this sport by the FIA. In defining the F1 calendar for 2023, the members of the WMSC also took into account the calendar of the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans“. The historic race, scheduled for June 10-11, will not conflict with the F1 calendar.
F1 | The official calendar of 2023
|March 19||Jeddah||Saudi Arabia|
|May 7||You love me||You love me|
|May 21||Imola||Emilia Romagna|
|2nd of July||Spielberg||Austria|
|October 22||Austin||United States|
|October 29||Mexico City||Mexico|
|November 5th||St. Paul||Brazil|
|November 18||Las Vegas||Las Vegas|
|November 26||Yas Marina||Abu Dhabi|