The FIA has announced the 2023 F1 calendar with a record-breaking 24 races. The paddock will travel to familiar locations like Spa, Silverstone, and Singapore, with Las Vegas making its inaugural debut.
F1 tickets for 2023 are already selling like hotcakes. While some circuits are still yet to release tickets, Silverstone tickets are flying off the shelves. There are some surprises in the 2023 F1 calendar, including the Vegas race happening on Saturday night instead of Sunday.
Gear up for the rest of the 2022 season and the 2023 F1 calendar with the latest Formula One merchandise. We’re sharing everything you need to know about Formula One’s 2023 calendar and how to buy tickets for your first F1 race.
The 2023 F1 Calendar
While there are still six races left in the 2022 F1 season, the FIA are already thinking of 2023. They’ve just released the 2023 calendar, and F1 fans are divided on their opinions.
24 races make it the most in any F1 season, with the paddock zigzagging across the world. One F1 commentator calculated that the 2023 F1 calendar will see the paddock travel 133,570 km without teams flying home between races.
It’s raised eyebrows with F1 committing to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 while failing to geographically group races together to limit travel.
The 2023 F1 season will kickstart in Bahrain from 3rd - 5th March, with the final race in Abu Dhabi on the 26th of November. There are some differences from this year’s calendar.
China is back for the first time after the pandemic, with Qatar returning after a one-year break. Las Vegas will debut as the penultimate race of the 2023 F1 season.
Record-Breaking 24 F1 Races for 2023
There’s a question mark over the future of some historic races. It’s been widely argued that F1 cars have out-developed old-style tracks and that these circuits can’t deliver the necessary fan experience. These tracks are struggling in the fan of new locations, especially Zandvoort and Miami.
France is off the calendar for 2023, however, Monaco has been renewed until 2025. Las Vegas has raised eyebrows as it’ll see the race happening on a Saturday night.
You’ll need to set your alarm for 6 am UK time to catch your favourite F1 drivers racing through the iconic Vegas Strip. It’s only the 4th time in F1’s history that we’ll see a Saturday race.
While 24 races might sound like it’s not a big jump, it’s 50% more races than were on the calendar for the 2003 F1 season.
How to Buy 2023 F1 Tickets
Are you planning to be trackside in 2023? F1 tickets are becoming increasingly harder to find and skyrocketing in price. The massive boost in popularity of Formula One means races are selling out in record time.
Silverstone had to stop selling tickets last week for the 2023 British Grand Prix as demand crashed the company’s servers.
If you’re attending your first F1 Grand Prix in 2023, get ready to buy your tickets early. The best place to buy F1 tickets is usually directly from the circuit’s website. Some drivers will also offer ticket packages for their home races. Max Verstappen is famous for having grandstands for his orange army.
You can also buy tickets and hospitality packages through F1 Experiences if you want to splash out on the 2023 season. Our number one tip for F1 fans is to buy your merchandise ahead of time.
Merchandise prices are inflated at the circuit with a limited selection depending on the most popular teams in that area. Treat yourself ahead of time to save money and avoid the queues in the fan zone.
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