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F1 race calendar: Every Grand Prix in the 2023 season

F1 2023 season ender takes place in Abu Dhabi with final constructor’s positions still up for grabs between McLaren, Aston Martin and more

Sports Staff
Thursday 23 November 2023 19:43 GMT
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The 2023 Formula 1 season is heading into its final stretch of races and Red Bull have dominated throughout much like they did in the back end of 2022.

This year sees 23 races held in a record-breaking calendar, as Max Verstappen is on the verge of three in a row following back-to-back World Championship triumphs.

Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team have found further improvements so far this year following a disappointing 2022 season. Meanwhile Ferrari are struggling to match their strong start to 2022.

There are new faces on the grid too - such as Oscar Piastri and Logan Sargeant - and all 20 drivers will be itching to get back on track after a three-month break with the official pre-season test in Bahrain before the first race of the season a week later.

This year’s biggest shake-up so far came mid-season when AlphaTauri driver Nyck de Vries was dropped almost immediately after Silverstone as he failed to impress the higher-ups at Red Bull. He has been replaced by returning favourite Daniel Ricciardo.

Here is everything you need to know.

What is the 2023 F1 calendar?

  • ROUND 1 —BAHRAIN

Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir - 3-5 March

  • ROUND 2 - SAUDI ARABIA

Jeddah Corniche Circuit - 17-19 March

  • ROUND 3 - AUSTRALIA

Albert Park, Melbourne - 31 March-2 April

  • ROUND 4 - AZERBAIJAN (sprint weekend)

Baku City Circuit - 28-30 April

  • ROUND 5 - MIAMI

Miami International Autodrome, Hard Rock Stadium - 5-7 May

  • ROUND 6 - EMILIA ROMAGNA CANCELLED

Imola Circuit - 19-21 May

  • ROUND 7 - MONACO

Circuit de Monaco - 26-28 May

  • ROUND 8 - SPAIN

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya - 2-4 June

  • ROUND 9 - CANADA

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal - 16-18 June

  • ROUND 10 - AUSTRIA (sprint weekend)

Red Bull Ring, Spielberg - 30 June-2 July

  • ROUND 11 - GREAT BRITAIN

Silverstone Circuit - 7-9 July

  • ROUND 12 - HUNGARY

Hungaroring, Budapest - 21-23 July

  • ROUND 13 - BELGIUM (sprint weekend)

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps - 28-30 July

  • ROUND 14 - NETHERLANDS

Circuit Zandvoort - 25-27 August

  • ROUND 15 - ITALY

Monza Circuit - 1-3 September

  • ROUND 16 - SINGAPORE

Marina Bay Street Circuit - 15-17 September

  • ROUND 17 - JAPAN

Suzuka International Racing Course - 22-24 September

  • ROUND 18 - QATAR (sprint weekend)

Lusail International Circuit, Lusail - 6-8 October

  • ROUND 19 - UNITED STATES (sprint weekend)

Circuit of the Americas, Austin - 20-22 October

  • ROUND 20 - MEXICO

Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City - 27-29 October

  • ROUND 21 - BRAZIL (sprint weekend)

Interlagos Circuit, Sao Paulo - 3-5 November

  • ROUND 22 - LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas Street Circuit - 16-18 November

  • ROUND 23 - ABU DHABI

Yas Marina Circuit - 24-26 November

F1 will race in Las Vegas in November (PA)

When and where does the 2023 F1 season start?

The first race of the season, the Bahrain Grand Prix, takes place from Friday 3 March - Sunday 5 March at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.

Qualifying on Saturday 4 March starts at 3pm (GMT) with the race on Sunday also at 3pm (GMT).

When is pre-season testing?

Pre-season testing takes place at the Bahrain International Circuit the week before the first race, from Thursday 23 February - Saturday 25 February.

Running will take place between 7am and 4:30pm (GMT) on each of the three days. There will be an hour’s break midway through each session for lunch.

Each driver will have one-and-a-half days worth of time in the car.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The Bahrain Grand Prix, as well as pre-season testing, will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.

Sky Sports subscribers can watch pre-season testing on the Sky Go app. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

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What has been said?

Max Verstappen has challenged Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes to raise their game and provide him with the championship battle that Formula One needs.

Verstappen ran away with last season’s title, winning 15 of the 22 races, to secure his second championship with four rounds to spare. In contrast, Hamilton, in his under-performing Mercedes, endured the worst year of his career as he failed to win a race and finished 214 points adrift.

But when addressing the prospect of renewing his rivalry with Hamilton at Red Bull’s season launch in New York, Verstappen, 25, said: “In the interest of the sport you always want the teams to be super-close.

“I do think it was close last year, but as a team we executed a lot of things better than the others and that was why the points gap was so big. I never felt, apart from two or three races, that we absolutely dominated. But for the general interest of Formula One, everyone wants a title battle with multiple teams involved.”

Max Verstappen has challenged his title rivals to raise their game (AP)

What are the driver line-ups for 2023?

RED BULL

Max Verstappen

Sergio Perez

FERRARI

Charles Leclerc

Carlos Sainz

MERCEDES

Lewis Hamilton

George Russell

ALPINE

Esteban Ocon

Pierre Gasly

McLAREN

Lando Norris

Oscar Piastri

ALFA ROMEO

Valtteri Bottas

Zhou Guanyu

ASTON MARTIN

Fernando Alonso

Lance Stroll

HAAS

Kevin Magnussen

Nico Hulkenberg

ALPHATAURI

Yuki Tsunoda

Daniel Ricciardo/Liam Lawson

WILLIAMS

Alex Albon

Logan Sargeant

*italics represents new addition to the grid/change of team

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