Motorsports governing body, FIA has approved the calendar for the 2023 Formula 1 season. The members of the World Motor Sport Council gave their nod after voting.
The 2023 season will see a record amount of races on the calendar as there will be 24 feature races across different cities. The calendar has one race more than the current 23 in the current season.
The new season sees F1 return to China since 2019 when Lewis Hamilton took the checkered flag for Mercedes. Las Vegas will also be making its debut on the F1 calendar when it hosts its first race.
This comes as cheering news to most F1 fans but some executives from various constructors are not too excited about the packed schedule in 2023. However, FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “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. The addition of new venues and the retention of traditional events underlines the FIA’s sound stewardship of the sport.”
The first race of the 2023 season is expected to hold on the 3rd of March in Bahrain and the last race in Abu Dhabi on the 26th of November.