Every F1 fan feels like the winter break takes too long and can’t wait for the lights to go off, the waiting is coming to an end and very soon it will be away we go! So get out your diaries…
F1 confirmed that the season will commence with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 5, and the season will consist of 23 races, meaning that there will be no replacement for the Chinese Grand Prix.
Although pre-season F1 testing will take place from February 23 to 25 in Bahrain, most F1 fans see the launch of new F1 cars as the curtain raiser to the year ahead.
The F1 launch season gets underway tomorrow, below are the confirmed dates:
- January 31: Haas F1 on the Internet
- February 03: Red Bull Racing in New York
- February 06: Williams on the Internet
- February 07: Alfa Romeo in Zurich
- February 11: AlphaTauri in New York
- February 13: McLaren in Woking
- February 13: Aston Martin at Silverstone
- February 14: Ferrari at Maranello
- February 15: Mercedes at Silverstone
- February 16: Alpine at London
The first time to reveal their 2023 contender is last year’s champions, Red Bull. After their tremendous double championship in 2022, Red Bull decided to unveil their new car on February 3 in New York City.
Considering that they dominated the 2022 season, they are start the season as defending champions and the team to beat; favourites among both fans, the media, and sportsbook operators who offer spin sports bonus offers for F1 betting.
The Williams team had to work hard during the winter break due to their lackluster 2022 season. Teamed up with a new rookie driver in the name of Logan Sergeant and their new team principal James Vowles, Williams is looking to get back in the fight for a top 5 finish. They’ll unveil their 2023 car on February 6.
Alpha Tauri is another team that underdelivered in 2022, especially when considering that they have one of the strongest engines due to their partnership with Red Bull Powertrains (former Honda engine). The team will reveal their Alpha Tauri AT04 contender on February 11 in New York City.
McLaren are looking to get back on the winning foot in the following 2023 season, with a mix of talent and experience in their driver line-up in the names of the rookie Oscar Piastri and the exceptional Lando Norris. Headed by their new team principal Andrea Stella, the team from Woking will unveil their 2023 contender on February 13.
Aston Martin will launch their AMR23 contender on February 13 – the same day as McLaren. After finishing the seventh previous season, the team will be looking to step up their game with their new driver line-up, and product owner Tony Sloterman believes that Aston Martin might be a serious contender for a top 5 spot this year. And with Fernando Alonso joining Lawrence Stroll’s team anything can happen.
The team from Maranello hasn’t revealed the name of their new car just yet, but they announced that they will present their 2023 contender to the world on February 14. Considering that they concentrated on their 2023 car early, when they realized that the 2022 championship was out of hand, it’s expected that Ferrari will be a strong contender for the top place this year.
Mercedes started 2022 on the wrong foot but managed to come back and even snatched a victory for George Russell at the Brazillian Grand Prix. The team announced that they’re going ‘all in’ for the 2023 season and will launch their new car on February 15.
With a new driver line-up and major improvements towards reliability, Alpine will be looking to fight McLaren for fourth place in the constructor’s championship. The French team will unveil their 2023 contender on February 16 at an event in London.
The HAAS team had one of their strongest seasons in 2022, and they’ve been working hard during the winter break for their 2023 challenger. As of now, the team will be the first to launch their 2023 challenger, tomorrow, 31 January.
Alfa Romeo had a successful 2022 season and will be looking to continue that trend in 2023. The Italian team announced the launch date for their 2023 car which is on 7 February.
2023 Formula 1 World Championship Season Testing & Race Dates
- Testing: Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, venue of the country’s Grand Prix from 23 to 25 February.
- 05.03. Bahrain GP, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
- 19.03. Saudi Arabia GP, Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah
- 02.04. Australian GP, Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
- 04/30 Azerbaijan GP, Baku City Circuit, Baku
- 07.05. Miami GP, Miami International Autodrome, Miami
- 21.05. Emilia Romagna GP, Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola
- 28.05. Monaco GP, Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
- 04.06. Spanish GP, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló
- 18.06. Canadian GP, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
- 02.07. Austrian GP, Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
- 09.07. British GP, Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
- 23.07. Hungarian GP, Hungaroring, Budapest
- 30.07. Belgium GP, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa
- 27.08. Netherlands GP, Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort
- 03.09. Italian GP, Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza
- 17.09. Singapore-GP, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
- 24.09. Japan-GP, Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka
- 08.10. Qatar-GP, Losail International Circuit, Doha
- 22.10. Austin-GP, Circuit of the Americas, Austin
- 29.10. Mexiko-GP, Hermann Rodríguez Autodrome, Mexiko-Stadt
- 05.11. Brasilien-GP, José Carlos Pace Autodrome, Interlagos
- 11.18. Las Vegas-GP, Las Vegas Street Circuit, Las Vegas
- 26.11. Abu Dhabi-GP, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island