FIA approves record 24-race F1 calendar for 2023 including races in China and Monaco

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has approved the 2023 F1 calendar which will feature a record-breaking 24 races.

The longest-ever F1 season will open on the first weekend of March in Bahrain and conclude eight months later in November.

In between it will make three visits to the USA for races in Miami, Texas and a new event in Las Vegas. The latter race will be the penultimate round of the season, and the first world championship round to take place on a Saturday since 1985.

F1 will also return to China for the first time since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. That race will return in the regular early-season slot it held until its most recent race in 2019.

Qatar will also return to the calendar next year. It held its first race in 2021, but did not return this year as the Middle East nation is holding the FIFA football World Cup.

Monaco and Belgium have retained their places on the schedule, the latter having recently announced a new, one-year deal. But the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard will not return.

The future of Monaco’s race was in doubt

The FIA noted in a statement the schedule “will avoid a clash with the 24 Hours of Le Mans as part of the WMSC Members’ efforts to optimise all world championship race calendars.”

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem said the approval of the series’ longest-ever 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,” he added.

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said the series “has unprecedented demand to host races and it is important we get the balance right for the entire sport.

“We are very pleased with the strong momentum F1 continues to experience and it is great news that we will be able to bring our passionate fans a mix of exciting new locations such as Las Vegas to the championship with much loved venues across Europe, Asia and the Americas.”

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2023 Formula 1 calendar

1Bahrain Grand PrixMar 3-5Forum
2Saudi Arabian Grand PrixMar 17-19Forum
3Australian Grand PrixMar 31-Apr 2Forum
4Chinese Grand PrixApr 14-16Forum
5Azerbaijan Grand PrixApr 28-30Forum
6Miami Grand PrixMay 5-7Forum
7Emilia-Romagna Grand PrixMay 19-21Forum
8Monaco Grand PrixMay 26-28Forum
9Spanish Grand PrixJun 2-4Forum
10Canadian Grand PrixJun 16-18Forum
11Austrian Grand PrixJun 30-Jul 2Forum
12British Grand PrixJul 7-9Forum
13Hungarian Grand PrixJul 21-23Forum
14Belgian Grand PrixJul 28-30Forum
15Dutch Grand PrixAug 25-27Forum
16Italian Grand PrixSep 1-3Forum
17Singapore Grand PrixSep 15-17Forum
18Japanese Grand PrixSep 22-24Forum
19Qatar Grand PrixOct 6-8Forum
20United States Grand PrixOct 20-22Forum
21Mexican Grand PrixOct 27-29Forum
22Brazilian Grand PrixNov 3-5Forum
23Las Vegas Grand PrixNov 16-18Forum
24Abu Dhabi Grand PrixNov 24-26Forum

This article will be updated.

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