The 2023 Formula 1 season is right here and the brand new marketing campaign has seen Red Bull choose up the place they left off in 2022.
This yr sees 23 races held in a record-breaking calendar, as Max Verstappen seems to make it three in a row following back-to-back World Championship triumphs.
Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes workforce might be concentrating on additional enchancment following a disappointing 2022 season, whereas Ferrari might be trying to study from final yr’s mishaps and errors as they eye their first Drivers title in 16 years.
There are new faces on the grid too – corresponding to Oscar Piastri and Nyck de Vries – and all 20 drivers might be itching to get again on monitor after a three-month break with the official pre-season check in Bahrain earlier than the primary race of the season every week later.
Here is every thing it’s worthwhile to know.
What is the 2023 F1 calendar?
ROUND 1 —BAHRAIN
Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir – 3-5 March
ROUND 2 – SAUDI ARABIA
Jeddah Corniche Circuit – 17-19 March
ROUND 3 – AUSTRALIA
Albert Park, Melbourne – 31 March-2 April
ROUND 4 – AZERBAIJAN (dash weekend)
Baku City Circuit – 28-30 April
ROUND 5 – MIAMI
Miami International Autodrome, Hard Rock Stadium – 5-7 May
ROUND 6 – EMILIA ROMAGNA CANCELLED
Imola Circuit – 19-21 May
ROUND 7 – MONACO
Circuit de Monaco – 26-28 May
ROUND 8 – SPAIN
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya – 2-4 June
ROUND 9 – CANADA
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal – 16-18 June
ROUND 10 – AUSTRIA (dash weekend)
Red Bull Ring, Spielberg – 30 June-2 July
ROUND 11 – GREAT BRITAIN
Silverstone Circuit – 7-9 July
ROUND 12 – HUNGARY
Hungaroring, Budapest – 21-23 July
ROUND 13 – BELGIUM (dash weekend)
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps – 28-30 July
ROUND 14 – NETHERLANDS
Circuit Zandvoort – 25-27 August
ROUND 15 – ITALY
Monza Circuit – 1-3 September
ROUND 16 – SINGAPORE
Marina Bay Street Circuit – 15-17 September
ROUND 17 – JAPAN
Suzuka International Racing Course – 22-24 September
ROUND 18 – QATAR (dash weekend)
Lusail International Circuit, Lusail – 6-8 October
ROUND 19 – UNITED STATES (dash weekend)
Circuit of the Americas, Austin – 20-22 October
ROUND 20 – MEXICO
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City – 27-29 October
ROUND 21 – BRAZIL (dash weekend)
Interlagos Circuit, Sao Paulo – 3-5 November
ROUND 22 – LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas Street Circuit – 16-18 November
ROUND 23 – ABU DHABI
Yas Marina Circuit – 24-26 November
When and the place does the 2023 F1 season begin?
The first race of the season, the Bahrain Grand Prix, takes place from Friday 3 March – Sunday 5 March on the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.
Qualifying on Saturday 4 March begins at 3pm (GMT) with the race on Sunday additionally at 3pm (GMT).
When is pre-season testing?
Pre-season testing takes place on the Bahrain International Circuit the week earlier than the primary race, from Thursday 23 February – Saturday 25 February.
Running will happen between 7am and 4:30pm (GMT) on every of the three days. There might be an hour’s break halfway by means of every session for lunch.
Each driver can have one-and-a-half days value of time within the automobile.
How can I watch it on-line and on TV?
The Bahrain Grand Prix, in addition to pre-season testing, might be broadcast reside on Sky Sports within the United Kingdom.
Sky Sports subscribers can watch pre-season testing on the Sky Go app. If you’re not a Sky buyer you’ll be able to seize a NOWTV Day Pass right here to look at with out a subscription.
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What has been mentioned?
Max Verstappen has challenged Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes to lift their recreation and supply him with the championship battle that Formula One wants.
Verstappen ran away with final season’s title, profitable 15 of the 22 races, to safe his second championship with 4 rounds to spare. In distinction, Hamilton, in his under-performing Mercedes, endured the worst yr of his profession as he did not win a race and completed 214 factors adrift.
But when addressing the prospect of renewing his rivalry with Hamilton at Red Bull’s season launch in New York, Verstappen, 25, mentioned: “In the interest of the sport you always want the teams to be super-close.
“I do think it was close last year, but as a team we executed a lot of things better than the others and that was why the points gap was so big. I never felt, apart from two or three races, that we absolutely dominated. But for the general interest of Formula One, everyone wants a title battle with multiple teams involved.”
What are the motive force line-ups for 2023?
Nyck de Vries
*italics represents new addition to the grid/change of workforce