The FIA announced today that the Formula 1 World Championship for 2023 has been approved by the World Motor Sport Council with a record 24 races.
The FIA said in a statement: “The 2023 calendar for the FIA Formula One World Championship has been approved by e-vote by Members of the World Motor Sport Council.
“The Formula 1 calendar features 24 events, with the addition of the Las Vegas Grand Prix as the penultimate round of the campaign. It will be the third event in the United States joining races in Miami and Austin.
“The Bahrain Grand Prix will open the 2023 World Championship on March 5, while the Monaco Grand Prix, on May 28, is retained on the schedule. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will take its usual place at the season finale on November 26. The Qatar Grand Prix, on October 8, returns after a one-year absence.
“The 2023 F1 calendar will avoid a clash with the 24 Hours of Le Mans as part of the WMSC Members’ efforts to optimise all world championship race calendars,” the statement concluded.
FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “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. 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.”