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The beginner’s guide to… the Formula 1 calendar | Formula 1®

As the countdown continues to the 2023 Formula 1 marketing campaign, our newest newbie’s information supplies all it’s worthwhile to know concerning the present F1 calendar, whereas additionally explaining the way it has developed for the reason that sport’s inaugural season greater than 70 years in the past…

How many races are on the 2023 F1 calendar?

F1’s 2023 calendar will function a record-breaking variety of races, with 23 stops deliberate throughout one other tour of the world. It is scheduled to run from the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on March 5 to the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 26.

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A complete of 20 nations and 5 continents are included on the roster, which can function traditional tracks corresponding to Silverstone and Suzuka together with latest additions like Jeddah and Miami – a variety that provides drivers and followers loads of selection over the course of the season.

With F1 having fun with robust progress within the United States in latest occasions, the nation will host three races this yr, as the brilliant lights of Las Vegas be a part of Miami and the properly established Grand Prix at Austin.

2023 F1 calendar

Date Event Venue
February 23-25 Pre-season testing Sakhir
March 5 Bahrain Sakhir
March 19 Saudi Arabia Jeddah
April 2 Australia Melbourne
April 30 Azerbaijan Baku
May 7 Miami Miami
May 21 Emilia Romagna Imola
May 28 Monaco Monaco
June 4 Spain Barcelona
June 18 Canada Montreal
July 2 Austria Spielberg
July 9 United Kingdom Silverstone
July 23 Hungary Budapest
July 30 Belgium Spa
August 27 Netherlands Zandvoort
September 3 Italy Monza
September 17 Singapore Singapore
September 24 Japan Suzuka
October 8 Qatar Lusail
October 22 USA Austin
October 29 Mexico Mexico City
November 5 Brazil Sao Paulo
November 18 Las Vegas Las Vegas*
November 26 Abu Dhabi Yas Marina
*Subject to FIA circuit homologation

What are double-headers and triple-headers?

Traditionally, F1 races have been deliberate with a weekend-on, weekend-off method, however an increasing calendar caused by the ever-increasing reputation of the game led to the arrival of double-headers and, in some circumstances, triple-headers.

A double-header is a sequence of back-to-back Grands Prix on successive weekends, whereas a triple-header places three in a row – venues being grouped collectively by location the place doable. Simply put, this permits for extra races throughout the 52-week yr.

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What does the time period ‘flyaway race’ imply?

The F1 calendar is a worldwide affair, very a lot placing the ‘world’ in world championship. But you’ll usually hear members of the paddock differentiating between races held in Europe and people in the remainder of the world – the important thing phrase being ‘flyaway’.

While European rounds enable the groups to move all their gear – and the automobiles themselves – to the circuits by truck, occasions held additional afield – in several continents and/or throughout seas – necessitate air journey, with the paddock successfully being flown between every venue.


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F1 transports all automobiles from race to race to help the groups, supported by a partnership with global logistics experts DHL, whereas for some flyaway occasions, supplementary gear is shipped by sea months prematurely.

How does the 2023 calendar examine to F1’s first?

The F1 calendar of right this moment differs drastically to the one agreed for the primary yr of the world championship in 1950. Back then, there have been solely seven races and so they have been unfold out from May to September, with six held in Europe – the exception being the US-located Indianapolis 500, which most common F1 drivers skipped.

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New European venues steadily arrived as F1 established itself, whereas the primary abroad occasion – except for the Indy 500 – got here in 1953, as groups headed to South America (and Argentina) for the primary time. Since then, the game has expanded to North America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East, whereas races have additionally been held in Africa.

Of the unique venues utilized in 1950, Silverstone, Monaco, Spa-Francorchamps and Monza are the 4 that also function, albeit with a number of important monitor structure and safety-based adjustments being made over time.

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