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F1 has unveiled a 24-race calendar for the 2023 season, which will kick off in Bahrain on March 5.
China, which hasn’t hosted a race since 2019 due to the pandemic, has been given a provisional spot of April 16 on the calendar as doubts persist over the level of the country’s Covid restrictions.
The British Grand Prix at Silverstone will be held over the weekend of July 9 while the Belgium Grand Prix at Spa has been brought forward a month and will now take place before the summer break. Qatar returns to the schedule after missing out this year due to the World Cup.
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The Las Vegas Grand Prix, the third US race on the calendar, will be the penultimate round of the season on November 18. That race will be staged on a Saturday night US time, in the early hours of the morning in Europe. Abu Dhabi will once again stage the season finale on November 26.
There is no place on the schedule for South Africa, although talks are continuing over a race at Kyalami in 2024.
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F1 2023 calendar
February 23-25: Bahrain pre-season test
March 5: Bahrain
March 19: Saudi Arabia
April 2: Australia
April 16: China
April 30: Azerbaijan
May 7: Miami
May 21: Emilia Romagna (Imola)
May 28: Monaco
June 4: Spain
June 18: Canada
July 2: Austria
July 9: Britain
July 23: Hungary
July 30: Belgium
August 27: Netherlands
September 3: Italy
September 17: Singapore
September 24: Japan
October 8: Qatar
October 22: United States
October 29: Mexico
November 5: Brazil
November 18: Las Vegas
November 26: Abu Dhabi
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