2023 F1 calendar announced; Singapore Grand Prix weekend to be held Sep 14-17
Next year’s F1 World Championship will feature 24 races for the first time.
Next year’s Formula 1 (F1) Singapore Grand Prix will be held on Sep 17, according to the 2023 calendar announced by auto racing governing body Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
Next year’s F1 season will run from March to November 2023 and feature 24 races for the first time. Similar to past years, the season will open with the Bahrain Grand Prix on Mar 5, and end with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Nov 26.
The Singapore Grand Prix, which falls on Sep 17, will be the 17th race of the 2023 season. The night race around Marina Bay will be held two weeks after the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, similar to this year’s schedule.
Next year’s F1 race will also see the introduction of the Las Vegas Grand Prix, which falls on Nov 18. There will be three races in the United States next year, with the Miami Grand Prix falling on May 7 and the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on Oct 22.
Two races – in China and Qatar – will also return to the lineup next year. The Chinese Grand Prix, last held in 2019, will take place on Apr 16, while the Qatar Grand Prix, which was left out this year because of a clash with the FIFA World Cup, will take place on Oct 8.
Currently in the 2022 season, Red Bull Racing is leading the constructors title race with 545 points, 139 points ahead of closest rivals Ferrari.
In the drivers’ championship, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen leads the race with 335 points, ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc who has 219 points.
The Red Bull driver can potentially clinch the drivers’ championship this weekend at the Singapore Grand Prix.