The 74th season of Formula 1 (F1) gets underway in March 2023 and runs until November, with races on a record 23 circuits around the world.
- The reigning Formula 1 World Champion, Max Verstappen, will be racing for his 3rd world title.
- The Russian Grand Prix, French Grand Prix and Chinese Grand Prix are out and the Las Vegas Grand Prix is in.
- Stricter regulations on drivers and teams making “political, religious, and personal remarks” have been added to the FIA’s International Sporting Code (ISC).
- Visit www.sandtontimes.co.za for more stories.
As the 2023 Formula 1 racing season gets under way, who will dominate the racetrack this year? As old favorites return and new faces step forward, the Formula 1 calendar for 2023, including the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, promises some action packed track action.
All the live speed and drama of the 2023 Formula 1 racing season will once again unfold every racing weekend on SuperSport Motorsport (DStv Channel 215). And for those wanting to catch up on what unfolded during the 2022 F1 season, Netflix will be releasing Season 5 of FORMULA 1: DRIVE TO SURVIVE in February, ahead of the first ‘lights out’ for the year!
This year’s Formula 1 teams fighting for pole position include:
- Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team (Drivers: Lewis Hamilton & George Russell)
- BWT Alpine F1 Team (Drivers: Pierre Gasly & Esteban Ocon)
- MoneyGram Haas F1 Team (Drivers: Kevin Magnussen & Nico Hulkenberg)
- McLaren Formula 1 Team (Drivers: Lando Norris & Oscar Piastri
- Oracle Red Bull Racing (Drivers: Max Verstappen & Sergio Perez)
- Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team (Drivers: Fernando Alonso & Lance Stroll)
- Scuderia AlphaTauri (Drivers: Yuki Tsunoda & Nyck De Vries)
- Scuderia Ferrari (Drivers: Charles Leclerc & Carlos Sainz)
- Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN (Drivers: Valtteri Bottas & Zhou Guanyu)
- Williams Racing (Drivers: Alexander Albon & Logan Sargeant)
So, what time does the 2023 F1 start on Sunday in South Africa? The schedule the 2023 Formula 1 race season is as follows:
Bahrain (BHR): Sunday, 5 March 2023 at 5pm
Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
Saudi Arabia (SAU): Sunday, 19 March 2023 at 7pm
Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah
Australia (AUS): Sunday, 2 April 2023 at 7am
Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
Azerbaijan (AZE): Sunday, 30 April 2023 at 1pm
Baku City Circuit, Baku
Miami (USA): Sunday, 7 May 2023 at 9:30pm
Miami International Autodrome, Miami Gardens, Florida
Emilia Romagna (ITA): Sunday, 21 May 2023 at 3pm
Imola Circuit, Imola
Monaco (MCO): Sunday, 28 May 2023 at 3pm
Circuit de Monaco, Monaco
Spain (ESP): Sunday, 4 June 2023 at 3pm
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló
Canada (CAN): Sunday, 18 June 2023 at 8pm
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montréal
Austria (AUT): Sunday, 2 July 2023 at 3pm
Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
United Kingdom (GBR): Sunday, 9 July 2023 at 4pm
Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
Hungary (HUN): Sunday, 23 July 2023 at 3pm
Belgium (BEL): Sunday, 30 July 2023 at 3pm
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot
Netherlands (NLD): Sunday, 27 August 2023 at 3pm
Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort
Italy (ITA): Sunday, 3 September 2023 at 3pm
Monza Circuit, Monza
Singapore (SGP): Sunday, 17 September 2023 at 2pm
Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Japan (JPN): Sunday, 24 September 2023 at 7am
Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka
Qatar (QAT): Sunday, 8 October 2023 at 4pm
Lusail International Circuit, Lusail
United States (USA): Sunday, 22 October 2023 at 9pm
Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas
Mexico (MEX): Sunday, 29 October 2023 at 10pm
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City
Brazil (BRA): Sunday, 5 November 2023 at 7pm
Interlagos Circuit, São Paulo
Las Vegas (USA): Sunday, 19 November 2023 at 8am
Las Vegas Street Circuit, Las Vegas, Nevada
Abu Dhabi (ARE): Sunday, 26 November 2023 at 3pm
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
For those who cannot get enough of all the live F1 action, Netflix released FORMULA 1: DRIVE TO SURVIVE, Season 5 on February 24! This new season will once again take fans behind the scenes to see first-hand how the drivers and teams prepare to compete for the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. It will offer unprecedented access as the series features conversations with the biggest names in the sport as well as never-before-seen footage. Netflix and Formula 1 have also confirmed that the series, which has dominated the Top 10 viewing list in 56 countries, has been renewed for a 6th season.
The pressure is at an all-time high both on and off the grid, so be ready to dive into heated team rivalries, surprising podiums, and the furious struggle between the pole position drivers. This racing season is going to be fantastic!
Don’t miss a second of the 2023 F1 season action with all practice sessions, qualifiers and races live on SuperSport Motorsport (DStv Channel 215).
Head back to The Sandton Times Home Page for more stories.