Formula 1: No Grand Prix de France in 2023, Monaco maintained

The International Automobile Federation formalized, on Tuesday, the Calendar of the World Formula 1 Championship for 2023. The French Channel disappears, as expected, and the Monegasque event is finally maintained.


The announcement had already been made, at the end of August, but the International Automobile Federation (FIA) endowed it on Tuesday, September 20: the French Grand Prix will not appear on the 2023 World Championship program Formula 1. Threatened, the Monaco Grand Prix is ​​maintained, like that of Belgium, Spa-Francorchamps, for which an uncertainty also existed.

The Grand Prix de France, organized in recent years on the Castellet circuit, in the Var, had returned to the calendar in 2018, after 10 years of absence. That of Monaco, integrated into the world championship from its first edition, in 1950, was called into question by the new owners of commercial rights, Liberty Media. A new agreement, relating to three editions, until 2025, was reached with the Automobile Club de Monaco.

In total, the 2023 season, which will start on March 5 in Bahrain and will end on November 26 in Abu Dhabi, will have 24 races, a record. For the first time, a race will take place in Las Vegas (United States). Three Grands Prix will also be organized in the United States, Las Vegas (November 18), adding to those of Miami (May 7) and Austin (October 22). We also note the return, after a year of absence, of an appointment in Qatar.

“The presence of 24 races on the calendar of the Formula 1 One World Championship once again shows the growth and attractiveness of this sport on a planetary scale”, welcomed the president of the FIA, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, in a press release from the fia.

In 2022, the championship initially had 23 events, but the promoter of the competition had canceled the Grand Prix de Sochi in February due to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

“Formula 1 is unprecedented to accommodate races and it is important that we find the right balance (geographic) for this sport in general,” said F1 CEO at Liberty Media, Stefano Domenicali.

The 2023 season calendar

March 5 Grand Prix de Bahrain

March 19 Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia

April 22 Grand Prix of Australia

April 16 Grand Prix de China

April 30 Grand Prix d’Azerbaijan

May 7 Grand Prix de Miami (United States)

May 21 Grand Prix d’Émilie-Romagne (Imola, Italy)

May 28 Grand Prix de Monaco

June 4 Grand Prix of Spain

June 18 Grand Prix of Canada

July 2 Austrian Grand Prix

July 9 Grand Prix of Great Britain

July 23 Grand Prix of Hungary

July 30 Grand Prix de Belgique

August 27 Grand Prix of the Netherlands

September 3 Grand Prix of Italy (Monza)

September 17 Grand Prix de Singapore

September 24 Grand Prix of Japan

October 8 Grand Prix du Qatar

October 22 Grand Prix of the United States (Austin)

October 29 Grand Prix de Mexico

November 5 Grand Prix du Brazil

November 18 Grand Prix de Las Vegas (United States)

November 26 Grand Prix of Abu Dabi

/Media reports.