Formula 1 | F1’s provisional calendar for 2023 leaked

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The first draft of the 2023 Formula 1 calendar has started circulating in the F1 paddock at Zandvoort.

Hot on the heels of the Dutch GP last weekend, F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali revealed that Zandvoort would have an amended race date for 2023.

« It was great to see the enthusiasm, the excitement and also the respect from the fans in the Netherlands. We can’t wait to be back here right after the summer break next year. »

The 2023 date for the Australian GP in Melbourne was also already known, after organizers said Albert Park would host Formula 1 next year on April 2.

But now the full provisional calendar has leaked, which although has yet to be ratified by the World Motor Sport Council (early October). It features a record 24 Grands Prix, however, that number could drop to 23 dates if China is unable to stage its event in Shanghai for the fourth year in a row due to very tight Covid-related restrictions there. country.

Domenicali also suggested that the political situation in China is being monitored, in the context of the play of alliances born of the war in Ukraine.

« We have to be careful. We want to draw attention to positive values, » he said.

As announced, the French GP at Paul Ricard does not appear on the leaked 2023 calendar, and a deal for a highly anticipated race in South Africa has not been finalized, allowing Belgium to stay. and to take place before the summer break (a priori before the Hungarian GP).

Bahrain, as is now the custom, will open the world championship, while Imola, Monaco and Barcelona will be the first treble of races following the season, at the end of May and the beginning of June.

A hat-trick of races on the American continent will then take place at the end of October and the beginning of November as Formula 1 will go from Austin to Mexico and then Brazil. F1 will remain on this continent for a 4th race since the first F1 race of the new Las Vegas circuit should be the penultimate round of 2023, Abu Dhabi closing the march as usual, at the end of November to avoid the clash with the Football World Cup which will begin in Qatar.

The provisional F1 calendar for 2023:

Date Country Circuit
March 3-5 Bahrain Sakhir
March 17-19 Saudi Arabia Jeddah
March 31-April 2 Australia melbourne
April 14-16 China Shanghai
April 28-30 Azerbaijan Baku
May 5-7 United States Miami
May 19-21 Italy Imola
May 26-28 monaco monaco
June 2-4 Spain Barcelona
June 16-18 Canada Montreal
June 30-July 2 Austria Red Bull Ring
July 7-9 Britain Silverstone
July 21-23 Belgium Spa Francorchamps
July 28-30 Hungary Hungaroring
August 25-27 Netherlands Zandvoort
September 1-3 Italy Monza
September 15-17 Singapore Marina Bay
September 22-24 Japan Suzuki
October 6-8 Losail Qatar
20-22 October United States Circuit of the Americas
October 27-29 Mexico Mexico City
3-5 November Brazil Interlagos
16-18 November United States Circuit of the Americas
24-26 November Abu Dhabi Yas Marina

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