For the first time in the history of the motorsport premier class, Formula 1 is planning 24 races next year. Among other things, it should go back to Shanghai in China, Las Vegas is returning and the shaky candidate Monaco is staying there.
As expected, there will be no German race, according to the calendar published by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) on September 20 following an e-vote by members of the World Motor Sport Council.
Fia President Mohammed Ben Sulayem rated the number of 24 races as "further evidence of the growth and attractiveness" of Formula 1 worldwide. This year the world championship will be decided in 22 races. 23 had been planned, but the Grand Prix in the former Olympic location Sochi was canceled due to the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine. This should have taken place on September 25th. Formula 1 will not compete in Russia in 2023 either.
The start is again in Bahrain, the season opener is already planned for March 5th. Via Saudi Arabia it goes to Australia, then to China. The European start with three races - Imola, Monte Carlo and Barcelona - on three consecutive weekends will also be stressful. No Formula 1 race is scheduled for the weekend of the long-distance classic in Le Mans (10th and 11th June). The return of the premier class to Las Vegas, and with it the third race in the booming US market next year after Miami and Austin, is scheduled for November 18th. A week later the season comes to an end in Abu Dhabi.
The race calendar at a glance:
5 MarchBahrain Grand Prix at Sakhir19. MarchSaudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah2. AprilAustralian Grand Prix in Melbourne16. AprilChinese Grand Prix in Shanghai30. AprilAzerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku May 7Miami Grand Prix May 21Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola28. MayMonaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo4. JuneSpanish Grand Prix in Barcelona18. JuneCanada Grand Prix in Montréal2. July Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg9. JulyBritish Grand Prix at Silverstone23. JulyHungary Grand Prix in Budapest30. JulyBelgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps27. AugustDutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort3. SeptemberItalian Grand Prix in Monza17. SeptemberSingapore Grand Prix September 24Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka8. OctoberQatar Grand Prix in Doha22. OctoberUS Grand Prix in Austin29. OctoberMexican Grand Prix in Mexico City5. NovemberBrazil Grand Prix in Sao Paulo18. NovemberLas Vegas Grand Prix26. NovemberAbu Dhabi Grand Prix