(Motorsport-Total.com) – Formula 1 has unveiled its 2023 calendar of 24 races, beginning in Bahrain in March and ending in Abu Dhabi in November. The calendar, the biggest in Formula 1 historical past, contains the Monaco Grand Prix, whose future was unsure, in addition to races in Las Vegas and China.
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The begin of the 2022 Italian Grand Prix
“We are delighted to announce the 2023 calendar of 24 races world wide,” mentioned Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicli. “Formula 1 locations unprecedented calls for on racing and it’s important that we discover the suitable steadiness for the game as a complete.”
“We are delighted with the sturdy momentum that Formula 1 continues to expertise and it’s nice information that we are able to provide our passionate followers a mixture of thrilling new places corresponding to Las Vegas and fashionable locations in Europe, Asia and the Americas.”
There isn’t any battle of dates with the 24 Hours of Le Mans
After being put collectively by Formula 1 house owners Liberty Media over the previous few weeks, the calendar has now been confirmed by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) by way of e-voting. One of an important concerns is that the Formula 1 calendar shouldn’t conflict straight with the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The prestigious sports activities automobile race is scheduled to happen on June tenth and eleventh, the week between the Spanish and Canadian Grands Prix. FIA President Mohamed Ben Sulayem mentioned: “The addition of 24 races to the 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar is additional proof of the expansion and attraction of the game on a worldwide scale.”
“The addition of new venues and the preservation of conventional occasions underline the FIA’s stable management of the game. I’m delighted that we’re bringing the brand new period of Formula 1 created by the 2022 FIA Rules to a wider viewers as we design for 2023. Formula 1 for 2023 calendar, WMSC members additionally took into consideration the time of the distinguished 24 Hours of Le Mans.”
First Saturday race in F1 historical past in Las Vegas
There have been some fascinating date adjustments on the calendar: the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was moved from its June slot to April 30, per week earlier than the Miami Grand Prix. While Formula 1 has mentioned it desires to make the schedule extra regional to keep away from pointless journey world wide, some occasions – notably in North America – stay too far-off.
The Miami race on May seventh, the Canadian Grand Prix on June 18th, Austin on October twenty second and the primary ever Saturday race in Las Vegas on November 18th.
The Chinese Grand Prix, scheduled for April 16, is tentative provided that the nation’s coronavirus restrictions are lifted. The South African Grand Prix couldn’t make it to the 2023 calendar after a number of rumours, however it’s believed that Formula 1 will return to the African continent from 2024.