The 2023 F1 season will have as many as 24 races with the famous Monaco Grand Prix getting retained after some uncertainty about the future. An additional Las Vegas race has been added to the calendar with Bahrain Grand Prix opening the season on March 5. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be the last race in the 2023 F1 calendar. The FIA approved the 24-raced studded calendar on Tuesday.
The traditional summer break will remain in August, though changes to race dates see Belgium move to the end of July as a back-to-back with Hungary, while the Netherlands is twinned with Italy after the restart. Qatar also returns to the calendar after opting out of the 2022 season due to the FIFA World Cup.
It will be the fourth Middle Eastern round. Monaco will be on May 28 as the eighth race and the middle round of a triple-header with Italy's Imola and Spain.
The calendar also avoids a clash with 24 Hours of Le Mans the sportscar race which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary next year on June 10-11.
"The presence of 24 races on the 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar is further evidence of the growth and appeal of the sport on a global scale," said FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem. "The addition of new venues and the retention of traditional events underlines the FIA’s sound stewardship of the sport," he added.
Clouds of uncertainty hover over China Grand Prix as the country is not hosting many tournaments over COVID-19 concerns. Meanwhile, the French GP has been dropped from the 2023 calendar.
2023 F1 Calendar