Las Vegas Added in Record-Breaking 24-Race 2023 F1 Calendar
In this photo illustration the Formula One (F1) soon appears on a flag — Photo by rafapress

Formula 1 have announced the 2023 calendar that includes 24 races for the first time including the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix and the return of the Qatari and Chinese Grands Prix.

The 2023 season will commence on March 5 in Bahrain and conclude in Abu Dhabi on November 26, with a record-breaking 24 races.

Other calendar notes are the exclusion of the French Grand Prix, while the mooted South African Grand Prix has not been included.

The traditional northern summer break remains, scheduled after the Belgian Grand Prix on July 30, with the season resuming on August 27 in the Netherlands. The Monaco Grand Prix retains its place on May 7.

Formula 1 CEO and President Stefano Domenicali said: “We are excited to announce the 2023 calendar with 24 races around the world. Formula 1 has unprecedented demand to host races and it is important we get the balance right for the entire sport.

“We are very pleased with the strong momentum Formula 1 continues to experience and it is great news that we will be able to bring our passionate fans a mix of exciting new locations such as Las Vegas to the Championship with much loved venues across Europe, Asia and the Americas.”

The Las Vegas Grand Prix is in addition to the US Grand Prix in Austin. The race in Las Vegas will be the penultimate Grand Prix of the season, before rounding out at the Yas Marina.

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem: “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.

“The addition of new venues and the retention of traditional events underlines the FIA’s sound stewardship of the sport.”

Ben somerford
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