Monaco to STAY on F1 calendar as FIA confirm that the iconic race will take its traditional slot in the final Sunday of May during a record 24 rounds next year
- A record 24 rounds are included in Formula 1’s packed race calendar for 2023
- Monaco’s iconic track retains its place in May, despite prior fears about its future
- Next year starts in Bahrain on March 5 and finishes in Abu Dhabi in November
The Monaco Grand Prix will remain on the Formula One calendar after the sport’s governing body rubber-stamped a record 24 races for next year.
F1’s blue-ribbon event in Monte Carlo had been in some doubt, with the most recent race in May set to be the last unless a new deal between the Automobile Club de Monaco and the sport’s American owners Liberty Media could be agreed.
But the FIA has confirmed that the round in the principality will take its traditional slot in the final Sunday of May. The 2023 campaign is set to open in Bahrain on March 5 and close in Abu Dhabi on November 26 following the most races ever staged in a single season – two more than the record-equalling 22 this year.
The Monaco GP remains in next year’s packed F1 race schedule despite fears about its future
The Las Vegas Grand Prix, the only new entry on the calendar, will be the penultimate round, on November 18 – one of three races in the United States next year – while F1 is set to return to China for the first time since 2019 with a round in Shanghai pencilled in for April 16.
However, there is still some doubt as to whether the race will go ahead amid the country’s coronavirus restrictions.
The British Grand Prix will take place on July 9, avoiding a clash with the men’s Wimbledon final (July 16) and the final round of golf’s Open Championship at Hoylake (July 23), while Qatar – which staged its first F1 race in 2021 – returns after a one-year absence.
‘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,’ said FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem.
‘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 One’s new era of exciting racing, created by the FIA’s 2022 Regulations, to a broader fan base in 2023.’
FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem hailed new venues alongside keeping traditional races
2023 Formula One Calendar
March 5 – Bahrain Grand Prix (Sakhir)
March 19 – Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (Jeddah)
April 2 – Australian Grand Prix (Melbourne)
April 16 – Chinese Grand Prix (Shanghai)
April 30 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Baku)
May 7 – Miami Grand Prix (Miami)
May 21 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix (Imola)
May 28 – Monaco Grand Prix (Monte Carlo)
June 4 – Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona)
June 18 – Canadian Grand Prix (Montreal)
July 2 – Austrian Grand Prix (Spielberg)
July 9 – British Grand Prix (Silverstone)
July 23 – Hungarian Grand Prix (Hungaroring)
July 30 – Belgian Grand Prix (Spa-Francorchamps)
August 27 – Dutch Grand Prix (Zandvoort)
September 3 – Italian Grand Prix (Monza)
September 17 – Singapore Grand Prix (Marina Bay)
September 24 – Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka)
October 8 – Qatar Grand Prix (Losail)
October 22 – United States Grand Prix (Austin)
October 29 – Mexico City Grand Prix (Mexico City)
November 5 – Sao Paulo Grand Prix (Interlagos)
November 18 – Las Vegas Grand Prix (Las Vegas)
November 26 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina)
Race 24 of the 2023 season will be held in Abu Dhabi, set to be the longest season in F1 history
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