Publish Date: 09/22/2022
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
Formula 1 has announced the schedule for the 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship. The season is set to begin in Bahrain on March 5, and conclude in Abu Dhabi on November 26. It will include a record 24 races with China and Qatar set to return to the calendar. The highly anticipated race on the streets of Las Vegas will be the penultimate round of a Saturday night race, being the only the fourth time that a race will take place on a Saturday in the sports’ history. The Las Vegas Grand Prix will also be the third Grand Prix to take place in the United States and it’s suspected that Caesars SportsBook is going to be a main sponsor. The Las Vegas GP will be followed by the Miami GP and the U.S GP Held at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Although the traditional summer break will continue to be held in August, changes made to some race dates mean that Belgium will move to the end July, meaning it will be back-to-back with the Hungarian Grand Prix. Whilst the post summer break restart will see Italy and the Netherlands feature in a double header. Pre-season testing has also been confirmed, and will take place over three days at the Bahrain International Circuit, from February 23 to 25. 2023 is set to look like an interesting season with newcomer Oscar Piastri set to join Lando Norris at McLaren in hopes of changing the team’s luck around. Yuki Tsunoda has also been confirmed that he will remain with Alpha Tauri for what would be his third season in F1. Another driver making swaps include Fernando Alonso who will be joining Aston Martin, replacing the outgoing four time world champion Sebastian Vettel. Other contracts or movements have not yet been struck or released to the press.