(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 most important 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 all over the world,” mentioned Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicli. “Formula 1 locations unprecedented calls for on racing and it’s important that we discover the proper stability for the game as a complete.”
“We are delighted with the robust momentum that Formula 1 continues to expertise and it’s nice information that we are able to provide our passionate followers a combine of thrilling new areas corresponding to Las Vegas and well-liked 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 homeowners 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 issues is that the Formula 1 calendar shouldn’t conflict instantly 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 enchantment of the game on a international 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 under consideration the time of the celebrated 24 Hours of Le Mans.”
First (*24*) race in F1 historical past in Las Vegas
There had been some fascinating date adjustments on the calendar: the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was moved from its June slot to April 30, a 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 all over the world, 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 (*24*) 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.