Approved by the World Motor Sports Council, this season will feature a record number of 24 races, the maximum number of races allowed. Sportingbet dives into the new season’s racetracks and what we should all expect.
This new development confirms a resurgence in the popularity of the sport in recent years. And will also undoubtedly increase opportunities for Formula One betting. Since the development of the Netflix Drive to Survive doccie and more competitive results in recent years; Formula One is only just getting started.
Despite the vast number of South African fans’ excitement to have an F1 race hosted at the flagship Kyalami racecourse; the proposed meeting was not included in the calendar. F1 previously graced the continent back in 1993 and many locals were eager for the 3 decade hiatus to come to a grand end.
China did however make a return to the calendar, subject to health restrictions in the country. It's early scheduling hints that if it is cancelled it may be replaced at a later stage? South Africa - you never know.
1. Bahrain GP - March 5
Recent years, it has been the site of pre-season testing and the F1 season opener. Bahrain kicked off the season, and it will do so again.
Length: 5.41 km
2. Saudi Arabia GP - March 19
Saudi Arabia will remain on the Formula 1 calendar for many years to come as a new addition. On a record-breaking 24-race calendar, this is the second race.
Length: 6.17 km
3. Australian GP - April 2
Venue: Albert Park Circuit
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this race was the first casualty on the Formula 1 schedule for 2020. In 2021, the event was also postponed!
Length: 5.3 km
4. Azerbaijan GP - April 30
Venue: Baku City
Another Tilke creation debuted for the 2016 European Grand Prix. Since then known as the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Becoming a modern classic on the calendar with its long straight and narrow section through the old town.
Length: 6.00 km
5. Miami GP - May 7
Venue: Miami International Autodrome
A new addition to the Formula 1 calendar, with the race taking place around the outside of the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida as the sport looks to increase its appeal to an American audience.
Length: 5.41 km
6. Italian (Emilia-Romagna) Grand Prix - May 21
The classic Imola circuit is back for yet another year in 2023!
Length: 4.95 km
7. Monaco - May 28
Venue: Circuit de Monaco
The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the jewels in Formula 1's crown. Missed its first race since 1954 and is back in its rightful place on the calendar now.
Length: 3.34 km
8. Spanish GP - June 4
Venue: Circuit de Catalunya
The Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya is back for another year after a new deal was agreed recently, also kicking off the first half of the pre-season testing calendar.
Length: 4.65 km
9. Canadian GP - June 18
Venue: Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal
Due to the pandemic, the race was cancelled in 2020, reinstated on the 2021 calendar, but travel restrictions saw the race cancelled for a second year. The race returned in 2022, with 338,000 fans at the circuit over the weekend.
Length: 4.36 km
10. Austrian GP - July 2
Venue: Red Bull Ring
Red Bull Ring, formerly the iconic A-1 Ring, no longer has the characteristics that once made it one of the most exciting tracks on the calendar. Max Verstappen and his Orange Army consider it a second home.
Length: 4.32 km
11. British GP - July 9
Remains one of THE iconic dates on the F1 calendar. Still one of the fastest tracks in the world, no wonder it is one the drivers love so much. A constant for F1 since 1950 and thankfully its long-term future is now secure.
Length: 5.90 km
12. Hungarian GP - July 23
A constant fixture on the F1 calendar since 1986, but doesn't generate much excitement. This track is known as 'Monaco without the barriers' because it is difficult to overtake here.
Length: 4.38 km
13. Belgian GP - July 30
The longest circuit on the calendar and another of F1's iconic venues - set in a forest in the Belgian countryside. A spectacular test for any driver, featuring the awe-inspiring test that is Eau Rouge and the hairpin at La Source.
Length: 7.00 km
14. Netherlands GP - August 27
Made its long-awaited return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2021, 36 years on from its last F1 World Championship race. A truly orange spectacle as fans flock to see Max Verstappen in action at his home race.
Length: 5.79 km
15. Italian GP - September 3
Monza provides a spectacular setting for one of F1's marquee events. The 'tifosi' provide a raucous backdrop to the on-track action at a venue known as 'The Temple Of Speed'. The race Ferrari is always desperate to win.
Length: 5.79 km
16. Singapore GP - September 17
Venue: Marina Bay
Played host to the first night race in F1 history on its debut in 2008. Track position key after qualifying due to the nature of the track, but provides a jaw-dropping visual spectacle given the timing of the race, and the location.
Length: 5.06 km
17. Japanese GP - September 24
A track which drivers take at full throttle for the most part - not surprisingly it is therefore a firm favourite with F1 drivers and fans alike. Played host to the infamous Senna/Prost skirmishes in the late 1980s. Now an iconic venue.
Length: 5.80 km
18. Doha GP - October 8
Venue: Losail International Circuit
It was held for the first time on 21 November as part of the 2021 championship, and even though it is not scheduled for the 2022 season, it will join the calendar again in 2023 on a 10-year contract
Length: 5.38 km
19. Austin GP - October 22
Venue: Circuit of the Americas
The event that has been held on and off since 1908, when it was known as the American Grand Prize. The Grand Prix later became part of the Formula One World Championship.
Length: 5.51 km
20. Mexican GP - October 29
Venue: Autodromo Hermanos Rodriquez
Revamped in recent years and already becoming a must-see for F1 fans since its return to the calendar in 2015. Its spectacular stadium section is one of the best spots on the F1 landscape. Has a thrilling run to the first corner.
Length: 4.30 km
21. Brazilian GP - November 5
Although modernised and shortened, Interlagos still provides a demanding test for both cars and drivers, whilst it still holds a special place in fans' hearts. Hamilton beat Massa to the title here in 2008.
Length: 4.30 km
22. Las Vegas GP - November 18
Venue: Las Vegas
Las Vegas will be the penultimate round, becoming the third race in the United States next year. The Vegas race is scheduled to be held in a Saturday, local time, timeslot.
Length: 6.11 km
23. Abu Dhabi GP - November 26
Venue: Yas Marina
Provides a unique experience for F1 with its underground pitlane and hotel straddling the track. Provides a real spectacle under lights with a track which encourages more overtaking after recent circuit changes. Home of the hugely controversial 2021 title finale.
Length: 5.55 km