The definitive 2023 Formula 1 calendar: There will be 23 races instead of 24

The calendar for the 2023 Formula 1 season has now been definitively confirmed, with F1 bosses confirming that there will be just 23 races instead of the 24 originally planned.

That’s because the Chinese Grand Prix has been cancelled, due to COVID-19 concerns.

There had been talk about replacing the Chinese date with another race, but ultimately there is no new event being added and this means that there will be an extended pause between the Australian Grand Prix on April 2 and the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on April 30.

The 2023 F1 calendar is confirmed

“Formula 1 can confirm that the 2023 season will consist of 23 races,” a statement started on Tuesday.

“That means the season will kick off with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 5, and finish up in Abu Dhabi on November 26, with the brand new Las Vegas Grand Prix joining the calendar a week before the season finale.”