Official F1 calendar 2023: when will the next Grand Prix be?

By | September 15, 2023

The 2023 Formula 1 season is here and the new season saw Red Bull pick up where they left off in 2022.

This year sees 23 races contested in a record-breaking calendar, as Max Verstappen looks certain to make it three in a row following back-to-back World Championship triumphs.

Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team have seen further improvements so far this year after a disappointing 2022 season. Meanwhile Ferrari is struggling to match its strong start to 2022.

There are also new faces on the grid – such as Oscar Piastri and Logan Sargeant – and all 20 drivers are looking forward to returning to the track after a three-month break with official pre-season testing in Bahrain ahead of 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 after failing to impress the Red Bull brass. He was replaced by returning favorite Daniel Ricciardo.

Here’s everything you need to know.

What is the 2023 F1 calendar?

Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir – 3-5 March

Jeddah Corniche Circuit – 17-19 March

Albert Park, Melbourne – 31 March-2 April

  • ROUND 4 – AZERBAIJAN (sprint weekend)

Baku City Circuit – April 28-30

Miami International Speedway, Hard Rock Stadium – May 5-7


Imola Autodrome – 19-21 May

Monaco Circuit – 26-28 May

Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit – 2-4 June

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal – 16-18 June

  • LAP 10 – AUSTRIA (sprint weekend)

Red Bull Ring, Spielberg – 30 June-2 July

Silverstone Circuit – 7-9 July

Hungaroring, Budapest – 21-23 July

  • LAP 13 – BELGIUM (sprint weekend)

Spa-Francorchamps Circuit – 28-30 July

Circuit Zandvoort – 25-27 August

Monza racetrack – 1-3 September

Marina Bay Street Circuit – 15-17 September

Suzuka International Course – 22-24 September

  • LAP 18 – QATAR (sprint weekend)

Lusail International Circuit, Lusail – 6-8 October

  • LAP 19 – UNITED STATES (sprint weekend)

Circuit of the Americas, Austin – October 20-22

Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City – 27-29 October

  • LAP 21 – BRAZIL (sprint weekend)

Interlagos Circuit, Sao Paulo – 3-5 November

Las Vegas Street Speedway – November 16-18

Yas Marina Circuit – 24-26 November

F1 will race in Las Vegas in November


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 begins at 3pm (GMT) with Sunday’s race also at 3pm (GMT).

When will the pre-season tests take place?

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

The race will take place in 7:00 am AND 4.30pm (GMT) on each of the three days. There is a one-hour break for lunch halfway through each session.

Each driver will have a day and a half 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 Sky Sports In the UK.

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Sky Sports subscribers can watch pre-season tests on the Sky Go app. If you’re not a Sky customer you can purchase a NOWTV day pass here to watch without a subscription.

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What was said?

Max Verstappen has challenged Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes to raise the bar and provide him with the championship battle Formula 1 needs.

Verstappen ran away with last season’s title, winning 15 of 22 races, securing his second championship with four rounds to spare. In contrast, Hamilton, with his underperforming Mercedes, experienced the worst year of his career as he failed to win a race and finished 214 points behind.

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

“I think last year we were close, but as a team we executed a lot of things better than the others and that’s why the points gap was so big. I never had the feeling, apart from two or three races, that we absolutely dominated. But for the general interest of Formula 1, everyone wants a title battle with multiple teams involved.”

Max Verstappen has challenged his title rivals to raise the bar


What are the driver lineups for 2023?


Max Verstappen

Sergio Perez


Charles Leclerc

Carlos Sainz


Lewis Hamilton

George Russell


Esteban Ocon

Pierre Gasly


Lando Norris

Oscar Piastri


Valtteri Bottas

Zhou Guanyu


Fernando Alonso

Lance Walk


Kevin Magnussen

Nico Hulkenberg


Yuki Tsunoda

Daniel Ricciardo/Liam Lawson


Alex Albon

Logan Sargeant

*italics represent a new addition to the grid/team change

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