Sports: F1 2023 calendar: Where will Formula 1 race next season? Full list of circuits, contract lengths, fastest ever lap times and more

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The F1 calendar has seen numerous changes in recent years. New circuits have joined the calendar, such as the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Saudi Arabia, while previous Grands Prix such as Melbourne and Singapore will be returning to the fold after the Covid-19 pandemic. The Canadian and Japanese Grands Prix were also cancelled in recent years for similar reasons.

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The calendar continues to grow, after the Las Vegas Grand Prix was announced for the 2023 season, making it the third American circuit on the calendar, after Austin and Miami. The latter of this will made its debut in the 2022 season. The Qatar Grand Prix won't be present in the 2022 season, as the event changes venue, but is expected to return to the calendar for 2023. Rumours suggest a return to Africa could be on the cards, with a South African Grand Prix taking place at Kyalami, which has hosted Formula One in the past.

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The Sporting News takes a look at all the confirmed circuits for the 2023 F1 race calendar so far.

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Bahrain Grand Prix

Circuit location: Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir

Date: Traditionally takes place in March

Time of day: Night

Circuit type: Race

Contract runs until: 2036

Lap record: 1:31.447 by Pedro de la Rosa (2005)

First Grand Prix: 2004

Most wins: Lewis Hamilton

The Bahrain Grand Prix was a day race for the first decade of its existence, but in 2014 the change was made to stage it at night. Bahrain is one of the earlier races on the circuit, giving teams taking part a chance to set down a marker. That will continue to be the case in 2023.

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Current location: Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah

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Date: Late March

Time of day: Night

Circuit type: Street

Contract runs until: 2036

Lap record: 1:30.734 by Lewis Hamilton (2021)

First Grand Prix: 2021

Most wins: Lewis Hamilton/Max Verstappen

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is a fairly new addition to the calendar. It was completed in time for the end of the 2021 season, before moving to the beginning of the 2022 season. It follows Bahrain.

It's a tight street circuit that leaves little room for error.

Australian Grand Prix

Current location: Albert Park Circuit

Date: Traditionally takes place in April

Time of day: Afternoon

Circuit type: Street

Contract runs until: 2025

Lap record: 1:20.260 by Charles Leclerc (2022)

First Grand Prix: 1928

Most wins: Lex Davison/Michael Schumacher

The Australian Grand Prix was absent from the calendar during the Covid-19 pandemic, but made its return in 2022. Historically, the Australian Grand Prix was the season finale, but it has moved earlier in the calendar and been one of the first races in the season over the past few decades.

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Albert Park has seen changes to make the track faster in recent years and should make for a great spectacle.

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Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Current location: Imola, Italy

Date: Late April

Time of day: Afternoon

Circuit type: Race

Contract runs until: 2025

Lap record: 1:15.484 by Lewis Hamilton (2020)

First Grand Prix: 2020

Most wins: Max Verstappen

The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix initially entered the calendar as a stand-in event during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. It returned the next year as a replacement for the Chinese Grand Prix, and a contract was signed for Formula One to keep it as part of the calendar until 2025.

Imola – or Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, to give the circuit its full name – is a historic circuit. Although the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is relatively new, Imola has hosted the Italian Grand Prix in the past and was a regular circuit as the home of the San Marino Grand Prix.

Miami Grand Prix

Current location: Miami International Autodrome, Florida

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Date: Early May

Time of day: Afternoon

Circuit type: Street

Contract runs until: 2031

Lap record: 1:31.361

First Grand Prix: 2022

Most wins: Max Verstappen

Miami is a new addition to the F1 calendar, making its debut in the 2022 season. It adds a third race to take place in the US, alongside the United States Grand Prix and the newly announced Las Vegas circuit.

Spanish Grand Prix

Current location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain

Date: Traditionally late April or early May

Time of day: Afternoon

Circuit type: Race

Contract runs until: 2026

Lap record: 1:18.149 by Max Verstappen (2021)

First Grand Prix: 1913

Most wins: Michael Schumacher/Lewis Hamilton

The Spanish Grand Prix is one of the oldest Grands Prix still contested. The 2023 season will see it mark its 110th anniversary. The race has had a number of homes over the years, moving to Barcelona in 1991, which has been a fixture on the calendar ever since.

Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Current location: Baku City Circuit, Azerbaijan

Date: Traditionally late spring or early summer

Time of day: Afternoon

Circuit type: Street

Contract runs until: 2024

Lap record: 1:43.009 by Charles Leclerc (2019)

First Grand Prix: 2017

Most wins: No repeat winners

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix is a relatively new street circuit. Baku held its first Grand Prix in 2016, then the European Grand Prix, before hosting the Azerbaijan Grand Prix from 2017 onwards.

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2023 will be the fifth instalment of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, after the 2020 event was cancelled due to Covid-19.

Canadian Grand Prix

Current location: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal

Date: Traditionally June

Time of day: Afternoon

Circuit type: Race

Contract runs until: 2029

Lap record: 1:13.078 by Valtteri Bottas (2019)

First Grand Prix: 1961

Most wins: Michael Schumacher/Lewis Hamilton

The Canadian Grand Prix is back on the calendar after the Covid-19 pandemic. The race is a near-constant each season, making it one of just two long-running Grands Prix located in the Americas.

British Grand Prix

Current location: Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire

Date: Traditionally late June or early July

Time of day: Afternoon

Circuit type: Race

Contract runs until: 2024

Lap record: 1:27.097 by Max Verstappen (2020)

First Grand Prix: 1926

Most wins: Lewis Hamilton

One of the oldest Grands Prix on the calendar, the British Grand Prix is a staple of the F1 summer. It has seen heated battles over the years, with Lewis Hamilton claiming eight victories, including his first at Silverstone in 2008.

Hungarian Grand Prix

Current location: Hungaroring, Mogyorod

Date: Traditionally late July or early August

Time of day: Afternoon

Circuit type: Race

Contract runs until: 2027

Lap record: 1:16.627 by Lewis Hamilton (2020)

First Grand Prix: 1936

Most wins: Lewis Hamilton

The Hungarian Grand Prix was first held in 1936, and then wasn't held again until the 1980s. However, since returning to the calendar in 1986, the Hungarian Grand Prix has been an ever present, even during Covid-19 times.

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Dutch Grand Prix

Current location: Circuit Zandvoort, North Holland

Date: Traditionally late August or early September

Time of day: Afternoon

Circuit type: Race

Contract runs until: 2023

Lap record: 1:11.097 by Lewis Hamilton (2021)

First Grand Prix: 1950

Most wins: Jim Clark

The Dutch Grand Prix, first held more than 70 years ago, was absent from the calendar for a long time. It returned in 2021, over 30 years since the last race, won by Niki Lauda in 1985. Circuit Zandvoort is famous for its high-cambered corners, and with Max Verstappen competing for the World Championship, it will play host to a noisy atmosphere.

Italian Grand Prix

Current location: Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Date: Traditionally in September

Time of day: Afternoon

Circuit type: Race

Contract runs until: 2024

Lap record: 1:21.046 by Rubens Barichello (2004)

First Grand Prix: 1921

Most wins: Michael Schumacher/Lewis Hamilton

Monza is one of the most beloved circuits on the calendar, and the Italian Grand Prix usually sees the Ferrari fans out in their numbers to support the team. Monza has hosted the race every year bar one since 1949.

Singapore Grand Prix

Current location: Marina Bay Street Circuit

Date: Traditionally in late September and early October

Time of day: Night

Circuit type: Street

Contract runs until: 2028

Lap record: 1:41.905 by Kevin Magnussen (2018)

First Grand Prix: 1966

Most wins: Sebastian Vettel

The Singapore Grand Prix was reintroduced to the calendar in 2008. It was held at night to increase the entertainment value, and also to ensure it could be broadcast globally at a convenient time for many fans.

The Marina Bay Street Circuit is one of the most challenging to drive. It has seen a safety car deployed in every edition of the Grand Prix since 2008.

Japanese Grand Prix

Current location: Suzuka International Racing Course, Mie Prefecture

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Date: Traditionally in October

Time of day: Afternoon

Circuit type: Race

Contract runs until: 2024

Lap record: 1:30.983 by Lewis Hamilton (2019)

First Grand Prix: 1963

Most wins: Michael Schumacher

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United States Grand Prix

Current location: Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas

Date: Traditionally in late October or early November

Time of day: Afternoon

Circuit type: Race

Contract runs until: 2026

Lap record: 1:36.169 by Charles Leclerc (2019)

First Grand Prix: 1908

Most wins: Lewis Hamilton

The United States Grand Prix was first held in 1908, but has an on-again, off-again relationship with F1. It wasn't held between 1917 and 1957, then again between 1981 and 1988. It was held at Phoenix for three years before a seven-year gap.

It then ran in Indianapolis from 2000 to 2007 – including the infamous 2005 edition, which only six cars started – before its latest iteration in Austin, which started in 2012. Although at times F1 has struggled to attract a consistent audience in the USA, that's no longer the case, with three Grands Prix scheduled to be held in the country in 2023.

Brazilian Grand Prix

Current location: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Sao Paulo

Date: Traditionally in November

Time of day: Afternoon/Evening

Circuit type: Race

Contract runs until: 2025

Lap record: 1:10.540 by Valtteri Bottas (2018)

First Grand Prix: 1972

Most wins: Alain Prost

Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, better known as Interlagos, is one of the most famous F1 circuits on the calendar. Since the first race in 1972, the Brazilian Grand Prix has been an uninterrupted presence in the calendar, aside from 2020 when it was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Grand Prix is typically one of the final races of the season and, as such, it occurs at a time where every point matters. It has seen titles decided and, for this reason, it's incredibly popular.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Current location: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi

Date: Traditionally in late November or early December

Time of day: Evening

Circuit type: Race

Contract runs until: 2030

Lap record: 1:26.103 by Max Verstappen (2021)

First Grand Prix: 2009

Most wins: Lewis Hamilton

The inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was the first day-night race in Formula One. The race takes place during the course of an evening, starting in sunlight, but floodlit as the drivers enter the final laps.

The Yas Marina Circuit, like Interlagos, often sees World Championships decided because it usually falls at the end of the season.

Chinese Grand Prix

Current location: Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai

Date: Traditionally in April

Time of day: TBC

Circuit type: Afternoon

Contract runs until: 2025

Lap record: 1:32.238 by Michael Schumacher (2004)

First Grand Prix: 2004

Most wins: Lewis Hamilton

The Chinese Grand Prix has been held in Shanghai since the event first began, in 2004. The 2020, 2021, and 2022 Grands Prix were not held, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The race is expected to return for the 2023 season.

Qatar Grand Prix

Current location: TBC

Date: TBC

Time of day: TBC

Circuit type: TBC

Contract runs until: 2031

Lap record: 1:23.196 by Max Verstappen (2021)

First Grand Prix: 2021

Most wins: Lewis Hamilton

The inaugural Qatar Grand Prix was held in November of the 2021 season, at the Losail International Circuit, north of Doha. No Qatar Grand Prix was scheduled for the 2022 season, as Qatar is focused on hosting the FIFA World Cup. The event is scheduled to return to the calendar in 2023, albeit at a new venue. The details of the new circuit are still unknown.

Las Vegas Grand Prix

Current location: Las Vegas Street Circuit, Nevada

Date: 16-18 November

Time of day: Night

Circuit type: Street

Contract runs until: 2026

Lap record: N/A

First Grand Prix: 2023

Most wins: N/A

The Las Vegas Grand Prix will add a third race to take place in the US in 2023. Las Vegas has hosted F1 in the past, with the Caesars Palace Grand Prix taking place in the 1981 and 1982 seasons.

The event will be a night race, meaning it will be broadcast early morning in Europe.

Grands Prix to be confirmed

Monaco Grand Prix: One of the most famous races on the calendar, the future of the Monaco Grand Prix is in doubt. The contract for the race reportedly expired in 2021 and, while all sides will want to try to get this deal done, there's no news yet on whether Monaco has a long-term future in F1.

Austrian Grand Prix: Austria's contract expires in 2022. However, a multi-year extension option was reportedly built into the contract. There's no news yet on whether it has been activated but, if all parties want an Austrian Grand Prix in 2023, this could be the easiest of the Grands Prix to confirm.

French Grand Prix: The historic race, currently held at Circuit Paul Ricard, has a contract lasting until 2022. With new Grands Prix entering the calendar, it remains to be seen whether a deal can done to keep the French Grand Prix that satisfies all parties.

Belgian Grand Prix: The Spa-Francorchamps circuit is a fan favourites, due to the scenery and unpredictable weather. However, like the French Grand Prix, no renewal has yet been agreed, with uncertainty over whether the Belgian Grand Prix can compete financially with other races.

Mexican Grand Prix: Much like the races above, the Mexican Grand Prix is yet to be renewed for the 2023 season and onwards. Although the scenes when Sergio Perez finished on the podium in 2021 were remarkable, it may be a while before we see the like again, with the event's fate still to be decided.

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