My first ever F1 race was at Silverstone so it’s always a special one for me. I’ve always loved the circuit – it’s high speed, flowing and beautiful - Daniel Ricciardo
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It’s going to be an incredible year ahead for Formula 1! Kicking off on the 5th of March 2023 in Bahrain, Sakhir and concluding on the 26th of November 2023 in Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina. For the first time, F1 racers will compete in 24 Grands Prix with Las Vegas as a new location, which will be a major addition.
As for the Losail International Circuit, Qatar that was taken out of the 2022 schedule it is making a return in 2023, much to the excitement of supporters! However, there is still one track to be announced since China has been dropped from the calendar.
What are the driver changes?
After much anticipation, it has been confirmed that Oscar Piastri will be taking the place of Dan Ricciardo at McLaren for the 2023 season. Although Ricciardo will not be competing, he will still be in the paddock as Red Bull’s reserve driver. In addition, Logan Sargeant has earned enough points to be given an FIA super license and will be taking part in Formula 1 driving for Williams.
Everyone is excited to see Nico Hülkenberg make his comeback to full-time Formula 1 racing after a two-year break, this time replacing Mick Schumacher at Haas. Hülkenberg began his F1 career in 2010 with Williams, and since leaving Renault at the end of 2019, has not taken part in a complete season of any motorsport. He will now be teaming up with Kevin Magnussen in 2023.
AlphaTauri have announced that Nyck de Vries will be joining the team starting in 2023! Pierre Gasly is set to transition to Alpine to race side-by-side with Esteban Ocon in the upcoming season. De Vries has had plenty of time behind the wheel of the cutting-edge F1 cars in 2021, taking part in practice sessions for Mercedes, Aston Martin and Williams.
Although we are sorry to see Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher depart from F1, we are thrilled to greet newcomers Logan Sargeant, Oscar Piastri and Nyck de Vries, along with Nico Hülkenberg who is re-joining us after two years away! It is a thrilling time in the world of motorsport, everyone is getting excited to see what this new season will bring!
Races to watch:
- Monaco – A must-visit track! It is stunning location along the French Riveria is one not to be missed!
- Silverstone – Is renowned as one of the greatest tracks not only for its speed, history, and success but also for the electrifying atmosphere the fans bring.
- Zandvoort – Max Verstappen’s outstanding performances sparked a lot of discussions and brought the track back in 2021 after 30 years of absence. Having Max Verstappen’s hometown as the setting is sure to create an incredible atmosphere!
- Monza – Is home to a famous racetrack with a long history located in a beautiful parkland. This track is recognized across the world and nicknamed the ‘Temple of Speed’, and it certainly lives up to its name – where the quickest lap time in Formula 1 was achieved!
- Spa: It’s no wonder why this racetrack is such a hit with Formula 1 drivers and fans alike! This European classic track is adored by everyone, it combines long stretches and tricky, fast turns, pushing their cars to the limits. When you factor in the stunning backdrop of the Ardennes Forest, it is no shock why it is a fan’s favourite!
In striving to reach a larger American audience, it has been announced that the sport will be heading to Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2023, making it the third race to be held on US soil. Formula 1 is no stranger to the city of Las Vegas, having held the Caesars Palace Grand Prix during the 1981 and 1982 seasons. Unfortunately, the course set up in the parking lot of the Caesars Palace hotel wasn’t well-received by fans. Nevertheless, the sport will be making its triumphant return to the city in 2023.
Get ready to witness the car’s speed by some of Las Vegas’s most renowned landmarks, along the iconic Las Vegas strip. This is sure to be an exciting addition to the US Grand Prix in Austin and the Miami Grand Prix!