The Formula 1 calendar in 2023 is a little fuller than this year. The number of races will be expanded with two big races, from 22 to 24 races per weekend.
The Monegasques team is cheering, because the Monaco GP is only on the programme. On May 28 to be exact. F1 Circus will visit the United States three times next season. In addition to Miami and Texas, there will also be races in Las Vegas.
In addition, there are also races in Qatar. The Chinese Grand Prix has also been scheduled, but it is uncertain if it will actually be held. This depends on the developments surrounding the coronavirus in China. The World Championships begins on March 5 in Bahrain and ends in Abu Dhabi on November 26.
The Monaco classic will remain on the Formula 1 calendar until at least 2025. This is what Formula 1 president Stefano Domenicali said, shortly after the FIA presented the approved calendar for the 2023 race.
“I am happy to confirm that we will be racing in Monaco until 2025 and I look forward to seeing the principality’s famous streets again for next year’s championship on May 28,” Domenicali said.
Zandvoort end of August
The Dutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort on August 27 is the first race after the summer break. The spectacle on the track in the dunes, which this year welcomed more than 300,000 spectators, was presented for a week and in 2023 was awarded a place in the calendar that traditionally belongs to the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. The race in the Ardennes has been moved to July 30th.
Jan Lammers, sporting director of the Zandvoort Grand Prix, can live with this minimal change. “This week doesn’t matter much. It’s especially important that we get sorted in late summer, when the weather is good and a lot of people are already on vacation.”
With 24 races, F1 is waiting for a busy season. It’s good for enthusiasts, Lammers says, but tough for athletes, teams, and organizers. “It will be enormously busy and a huge burden for the participants. It will also be intense for the drivers, because this season is already under heavy weight. But it is a logical consequence of F1’s growth.”
Lammers is not surprised that the FIA chose to expand the calendar. “Given their financial future, they almost have to. Investments have been made that need to be redeemed. And it’s great that classics like Spa and Monaco are still on the calendar. The sport owes a lot to episodes like this.”
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