24 races for the 2023 Formula 1 calendar
The World Motor Sport Council has just approved the calendar for the next Formula 1 season. This will be held between March 5, the start date of the Bahrain Grand Prix, and will end on November 26 with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Among the most striking novelties of the next season it’s the return of the Chinese Grand Prix and the Qatar Grand Prix. However, the only new race will be the Las Vegas Grand Prix, which will take place on November 18 on a street circuit through the most iconic locations in the city that never sleeps.
Three Grands Prix will be raced without rest
The next Formula 1 season will also feature two triple race weekends. These will be the Italian, Monaco and Spanish Grands Prix, which will be held on May 21, May 28 and June 4 respectively.. The Grands Prix of the United States, Mexico and Brazil will also take place without a rest weekend in between. These will take place on October 22, October 29 and November 5.
“We are very pleased to announce the 2023 calendar, made up of 24 races around the world,” said Stefano Domenicali, CEO and President of Formula 1. “Formula 1 has unprecedented demand to host races and it is important that we find the right balance for the whole sport. We are very pleased with the strong momentum that Formula 1 continues to enjoy and it is great news that we can offer our passionate fans a mix of new venues exciting places like Las Vegas, as well as popular locations in Europe, Asia and the Americas.”
A calendar created so that Le Mans and Formula 1 do not coincide
FIA President Mohammed Ben Saluyem added that the presence of the 24 races demonstrates the continued growth and appeal of the sport.
“I am delighted that we can bring the new era of Formula 1, created by the 2022 FIA Regulations, to more fans in 2023,” he said. “In drawing up the 2023 Formula 1 calendar, the members of the World Motor Sport Council also took into account the calendar of the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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