Formula One tentatively added the first race in Las Vegas to the 2023 schedule announced Tuesday, recording a total of 24. The season will begin in Bahrain on 5 March and end in Abu Dhabi, more than nine months later on 26 November. Las Vegas will be the final round as F1 quickly adds a third race in the United States after Miami joins this season’s schedule. The Las Vegas race is subject to “homologation” or official approval of the circuit by the motor sports governing body FIA.
The Chinese Grand Prix, last ran in 2019, returns as the Qatar Grand Prix in Losel, which made its debut in 2021, but is not being raced this year.
The French Grand Prix, first ran in 1906, has been made the oldest Grand Prix ever. It was previously removed between 2009 and 2017 before being returned to Le Castellet.
The Sochi Grand Prix, which was scratched this year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, does not return.
Two races considered in danger – Belgium and Monaco – have been retained.
“There is an unprecedented demand to host races in Formula 1 and it is important that we find a balance for the sport as a whole,” said Formula One president Stefano Domenicali.
The global distribution of races continues to change. There are nine in Europe, eight in Asia, four in North America, and one each in South America and Australia.
“The presence of 24 races on the 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar is further evidence of the sport’s growth and appeal on a global scale,” said Mohamed Ben Sulayem, FIA President.
Schedule for the 2022 Formula One season:
March 5: Bahrain, Sakhiro
March 19: Saudi Arabia, Jeddah
April 2: Australia, Melbourne
April 16: China, Shanghai
April 30: Azerbaijan, Baku
May 7: Miami, Miami
May 21: Emilia Romagna, Imola
May 28: Monaco, Monaco
June 4: Spain, Barcelona
June 18: Canada, Montreal
July 2: Austria, Spielberg
July 9: United Kingdom, Silverstone
23 July: Hungary, Budapesto
July 30: Belgium, Spa
August 27: Zandvoorto, Netherlands
September 3: Italy, Monza
September 17: Singapore, Singapore
September 24: Japan, Suzuka
October 8: Qatar, Losail
October 22: United States, Austin
October 29: Mexico, Mexico City
November 5: Brazil, Sao Paulo
November 18: Las Vegas, Las Vegas*
26 November: Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina
*Subject to course approval
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