F1 2023 schedule: Record-breaking 24 race calendar announced by the FIA

Thomas Maher
Start of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Sakhir March 2022.

Charles Leclerc leads at the start of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Sakhir March 2022.

Formula 1 and the FIA have revealed the calendar for the 2023 F1 season, which will feature 24 races spread out over the year.

Formula 1 is set for its busiest season ever in 2023, as the FIA have confirmed a 24-race calendar and the schedule for the upcoming season.

The calendar was put to a vote in front of the members of the World Motor Sport Council, and was approved by e-vote.

Amongst the 24 races will be the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, which will be the second-to-last race of the season, and will be the third race held in the United States next season.

The year will kick off in Bahrain, with the first race scheduled in Sakhir on March 5th, with a two-week gap until the second round, which will be held in Saudi Arabia.

Melbourne will be the venue for the third round, before China makes its long-awaited return after its most recent race in 2019.

The first double-header of the year will be the fifth and sixth rounds, held in Azerbaijan and Miami, before Imola kicks off the European season as the first of a triple-header with Monaco and Barcelona.

The calendar doesn’t feature the much-rumoured return of the South African Grand Prix, but does confirm the return of Qatar after hosting its inaugural race in 2021.

“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 of the announcement.

“The addition of new venues and the retention of traditional events underlines the FIA’s sound stewardship of the sport. I am delighted that we will be able to take Formula 1’s new era of exciting racing, created by the FIA’s 2022 Regulations, to a broader fan base in 2023.

“In framing the 2023 F1 calendar, WMSC Members have also been mindful of the timing of the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.”

2023 F1 Calendar – Dates and Tracks

  1. 5th March 2023 – Bahrain Grand Prix (Sakhir)
  2. 19th March 2023 – Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah)
  3. 2nd April 2023 – Australian Grand Prix (Albert Park, Melbourne)
  4. 16th April 2023 – Chinese Grand Prix (Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai)
  5. 30th April 2023 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Baku City Circuit)
  6. 7th May 2023 – Miami Grand Prix (Miami)
  7. 21st May 2023 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix (Imola)
  8. 28th May 2023 – Monaco Grand Prix (Monte Carlo)
  9. 4th June 2023 – Spanish Grand Prix (Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya)
  10. 18th June 2023 – Canadian Grand Prix (Montreal)
  11. 2nd July 2023 – Austrian Grand Prix (Red Bull Ring)
  12. 9th July 2023 – British Grand Prix (Silverstone)
  13. 23rd July 2023 – Hungarian Grand Prix (Budapest)
  14. 30th July 2023 – Belgian Grand Prix (Spa-Francorchamps)
  15. 27th August 2023 – Dutch Grand Prix (Zandvoort)
  16. 3rd September 2023 – Italian Grand Prix (Monza)
  17. 17th September 2023 – Singapore Grand Prix (Marina Bay)
  18. 24th September 2023 – Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka)
  19. 8th October 2023 – Qatar Grand Prix (Losail)
  20. 22nd October 2023 – United States Grand Prix (Circuit of the Americas)
  21. 29th October 2023 – Mexico City Grand Prix (Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez)
  22. 5th November 2023 – Sao Paolo Grand Prix (Interlagos)
  23. 18th November 2023 – Las Vegas Grand Prix (Las Vegas)
  24. 26th November 2023 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina)