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F1 unveils record-breaking 24-race 2023 calendar with Las Vegas added

The FIA ​​has released a record-breaking 24-race schedule for the 2023 Formula 1 season with Las Vegas an all-new addition.

The record campaign will start on March 5 in Bahrain and end in Abu Dhabi on November 26, with the race on the Las Vegas Strip taking place on Saturday November 18, the week before the Grand Prix final.

The British Grand Prix at Silverstone moves to July 9 – a week later than this year’s race – while the Chinese Grand Prix returns to the calendar on April 16 for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. covid

Qatar will also host its second F1 Grand Prix, having made its debut in 2021, on October 8.

Two triple tournaments are planned: from May 21 to June 4 in Imola, Monaco and Barcelona and from October 22 to November 5 in Austin, Mexico City and Sao Paulo.

The Belgian Grand Prix has signed a one-year extension with Formula 1 this year and the race at Spa-Francorhamps is moving from its usual holiday slot in August to July 30 – the last race before the summer break.

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku also moves earlier in the calendar, from mid-June this year to April 30 next year, taking place a week before the second Miami Grand Prix.

F1 President Stefano Domenicali said: “We are delighted to announce the 2023 calendar with 24 races around the world. Formula 1 has unprecedented demand to host races and it is important that we find the right good balance for the whole sport.

“We are very pleased with the strong momentum that Formula 1 continues to enjoy and it is great news that we will be able to offer our passionate fans a mix of exciting new venues such as Las Vegas for the championship with popular sites across Europe, Asia and the Americas.”

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “Having 24 races on the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship calendar is further proof of the sport’s growth and appeal globally. world.

“The addition of new venues and the continuation of traditional events underlines the good management of the sport by the FIA. I am delighted that we can bring the new era of exciting racing to Formula 1, created by the 2022 FIA Regulations, to a wider fanbase in 2023.

“In drawing up the 2023 F1 calendar, the members of the WMSC also took into account the calendar of the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.”

The 24 Hours of Le Mans centenary race takes place on the weekend of June 10-11, with no F1 racing on the schedule.

Here is the full 2023 schedule:

March 5 – Bahrain

March 19 – Saudi Arabia

April 2 – Australia

April 16 – China

April 30 – Azerbaijan

May 7 – Miami

May 21 – Emilia-Romagna

May 28 – Monaco

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