Formula 1 opts to not exchange Chinese GP, which was set for April 16 earlier than its cancellation as a consequence of Covid measures; there’ll now be four-week hole between third and fourth races of season (Melbourne and Baku); all 23 races this 12 months – an F1 report – dwell on Sky Sports F1
Last Updated: 17/01/23 12:08pm
Formula 1 have formally confirmed a 23-race season for 2023 after opting to not exchange the cancelled Chinese Grand Prix.
Discussions had been held with quite a few promoters about filling the April 16 slot – with Turkey and Portugal mooted – however the resolution means there shall be a four-week hole between the third and fourth rounds of the season.
The Australian GP takes place on April 2 and the Azerbaijan GP on April 30.
All 23 races – an F1 report – are dwell on Sky Sports F1.
The Chinese GP was cancelled for the fourth 12 months in a row originally of December as a consequence of strict Covid measures.
The sport had been set to return to China for first time since 2019 however with the nation persevering with to implement a zero-Covid coverage, which has led to heavy restrictions and continued lockdown, F1 determined it was not possible to carry a race on the Shanghai International Circuit.
F1 2023 begins with pre-season testing on February 23-25 earlier than the primary race of the season, the Bahrain GP, on March 5.
The confirmed 2023 calendar
March 5: Bahrain (Sakhir)
March 19: Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)
April 2: Australia (Melbourne)
April 30: Azerbaijan (Baku)*
May 7: Miami (Miami)
May 21: Emilia Romagna (Imola)
May 28: Monaco (Monaco)
June 4: Spain (Barcelona)
June 18: Canada (Montreal)
July 2: Austria (Spielberg)*
July 9: Great Britain (Silverstone)
July 23: Hungary (Budapest)
July 30: Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)*
August 27: Netherlands (Zandvoort)
September 3: Italy (Monza)
September 17: Singapore (Marina Bay)
September 24: Japan (Suzuka)
October 8: Qatar (Losail)*
October 22: USA (Austin)*
October 29: Mexico (Mexico City)
November 5: Brazil (Sao Paulo)*
November 18: Las Vegas
November 26: Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)
*signifies Sprint weekend