2023 Formula One World Championship

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The 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship is a planned motor racing championship for Formula One cars. This will be the 74th running of the Formula One World Championship.[a]

Drivers and teams are scheduled to compete for the titles of World Drivers' Champion and World Constructors' Champion, respectively. As the reigning Drivers' Champion Max Verstappen is set to defend his title, driving for Red Bull Racing. His team, Red Bull Racing, are the reigning Constructors' Champions.

Entries[change | change source]

The following constructors and drivers are currently under contract to compete in the 2023 World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Power unit Race drivers
No. Driver name
Switzerland Alfa Romeo F1 Team Alfa Romeo-Ferrari TBA Ferrari 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas[1]
24 China Zhou Guanyu
Italy Scuderia AlphaTauri AlphaTauri-RBPT TBA Red Bull[2][3] TBA Netherlands Nyck de Vries
22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda
France BWT Alpine F1 Team Alpine-Renault TBA Renault 31 France Esteban Ocon[4]
10 France Pierre Gasly
United Kingdom Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team Aston Martin Aramco-Mercedes TBA Mercedes 14 Spain Fernando Alonso[5]
18 Canada Lance Stroll
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari TBA Ferrari 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc[6]
55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
United States MoneyGram Haas F1 Team Haas-Ferrari TBA Ferrari[7] 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
27 Germany Nico Hulkenberg
United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren-Mercedes TBA Mercedes 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris
81 Australia Oscar Piastri
 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes TBA Mercedes 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
63 United Kingdom George Russell[8]
Austria Oracle Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing-RBPT TBA Red Bull[2][3] 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez[9]
1 [ [Max Verstappen] ]
United Kingdom Williams Racing Williams-Mercedes TBA Mercedes[10] 23 Thailand Alexander Albon
TBA United States Logan Sargeant
Source:
Oscar Piastri (left) is due to make his Formula One debut driving for McLaren. Fernando Alonso (centre) is due to drive for Aston Martin in place of the retiring Sebastian Vettel (right).

Ahead of 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel announced his retirement at the end of the 2022 season. Aston Martin have announced Fernando Alonso as his replacement.

On 2nd of August, Alpine announced that Oscar Piastri would drive for them in 2023, taking the seat left vacant by Alonso's move to Aston Martin. However later that day Piastri himself wrote a post disclaiming any arrangments between him and Alpine saying he will not race for Alpine in 2023.

Daniel Ricciardo is due to leave McLaren after two seasons. He had a contract to drive for the team in 2023, but it was terminated during the 2022 championship by mutual agreement. Ricciardo's seat is due to be filled by Piastri, who will make his Formula One debut.


Nicholas Latifi is due to leave Williams after spending three seasons with the team.

Mick Schumacher is due to leave Haas after two seasons. His seat was filled by Nico Hulkenberg, who last raced in 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Calendar[change | change source]

The 2023 calendar is due to feature twenty-four Grands Prix.[11]

Round Grand Prix Circuit Race date
1 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 5 March
2 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Saudi Arabia Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah 19 March
3 Australian Grand Prix Australia Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne 2 April
4 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit, Baku 30 April
5 Miami Grand Prix United States Miami International Autodrome, Miami Gardens, Florida 7 May
6 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Italy Imola Circuit, Imola 21 May
7 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monaco 28 May
8 Spanish Grand Prix Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló 4 June
9 Canadian Grand Prix Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montréal 18 June
10 Austrian Grand Prix Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 2 July
11 British Grand Prix United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone 9 July
12 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungary Hungaroring, Mogyoród 23 July
13 Belgian Grand Prix Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot 30 July
14 Dutch Grand Prix Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort 27 August
15 Italian Grand Prix Italy Monza Circuit, Monza 3 September
16 Singapore Grand Prix Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore 17 September
17 Japanese Grand Prix Japan Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka 24 September
18 Qatar Grand Prix Qatar Lusail International Circuit, Lusail 8 October
19 United States Grand Prix United States Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas 22 October
20 Mexico City Grand Prix Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City 29 October
21 São Paulo Grand Prix Brazil Interlagos Circuit, São Paulo 5 November
22 Las Vegas Grand Prix United States Las Vegas Street Circuit, Las Vegas[b] 18 November
23 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi 26 November

Calendar expansion and changes[change | change source]

List of planned races[change | change source]

The following 19 Grands Prix are contracted to form a part of the 2023 World Championship:

Grand Prix Circuit Ref.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi [19]
Azerbaijan Grand Prix Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit, Baku [20]
Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir [21]
Belgian Grand Prix Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot [22]
British Grand Prix United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone [23]
Canadian Grand Prix Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montréal [24]
Dutch Grand Prix Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort [25]
Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Italy Imola Circuit, Imola [26]
Hungarian Grand Prix Hungary Hungaroring, Mogyoród or TBA, Debrecen [27]
Italian Grand Prix Italy Monza Circuit, Monza [28]
Japanese Grand Prix Japan Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka [29]
Las Vegas Grand Prix United States Las Vegas Street Circuit, Las Vegas, Nevada [30]
Miami Grand Prix United States Miami International Autodrome, Miami Gardens, Florida [31]
Qatar Grand Prix Qatar TBC [32]
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Saudi Arabia TBC [33][34]
São Paulo Grand Prix Brazil Interlagos Circuit, São Paulo [35]
Singapore Grand Prix Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore [36]
Spanish Grand Prix Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló [37]
United States Grand Prix United States Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas [38]

The following 3 Grands Prix are under contract to run in 2022, but do not have a contract for 2023:

Grand Prix Circuit Ref.
Austrian Grand Prix Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg [39]
Mexico City Grand Prix Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City [40]
Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monaco [41]

Calendar expansion and changes[change | change source]

  • In late March of 2022, the Las Vegas Grand Prix was officially announced. This third race in the US, planned to be held in November, will be staged on a new street track across the Las Vegas Strip.[42]
  • The Qatar Grands Prix are scheduled to return to the calendar, after last being held in 2021, respectively.
  • The Russian Grand Prix was under contract to feature on the 2023 calendar. It was originally meant to switch its venue from the Sochi Autodrom to Igora Drive, located on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg.[43] However, the Grand Prix had its contract terminated in response to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[44]
  • The Chinese Grand Prix was under contract to feature on the 2023 calendar. It was originally meant to change the layout venue of turn 9 from the Shanghai International Circuit, but was not included due to Chinese travel restrictions related to the Zero-COVID. The Grand Prix is due to return in the 2024 championship.
  • For the first time since 2007, Bahrain will not host the opening round by Bahrain Motor Federation for numbers of reasons. However, Abu Dhabi will not host the closing rounds by mutual agreement.
  • The French Grand Prix will not feature on the 2023 calendar although the promoters of the Grand Prix stated that they would aim for a rotational race deal by sharing its slot with other Grands Prix. The Grand Prix will return in 2025 at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans in 11-years contract.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. In the history of Formula One, regulations were first introduced during the 1946 Grand Prix season. These were adopted for every race in 1948, and were formally organised into a championship in 1950.
  2. The Las Vegas Street Circuit is subject to the FIA circuit homologation.[11]

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