According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the French Grand Prix and the Belgian Grand Prix are not on F1’s provisional calendar for the 2023 season.
The 2022 Formula 1 season is in full swing, with in particular an exceptional British Grand Prix which took place on Sunday, and a tight general classification, with five drivers standing on 70 points after 10 Grands Prix. But the F1 leaders are already looking towards 2023 and have already drawn up a provisional calendar, which the Dutch newspaper obtained From Telegraaf. According to the daily, the season will have 23 or 24 races, depending on whether or not a Grand Prix will take place in China (everything will depend on the coronavirus pandemic). And above all, the French Grand Prix and the Belgian Grand Prix, two major races in the history of F1 (88 GP in France, 75 in Belgium), would not appear on this provisional calendar. The contract for these Grands Prix expires in 2022 and has still not been renewed. Let us recall that a few weeks ago, the boss of F1 Stefano Domenicali had assured, in The Team : “Historically, France is an important motorsport nation. You are probably not aware of this but there is an incredible project with Nice, which wants a Grand Prix. We will look at the files and study them carefully. There are other things that could happen very soon. All I can tell you is that by the end of July you will know more about the future of your Grand Prix. “A few more days of patience, so…
Canada after Miami?
Several changes are planned for 2023, again according to From Telegraaf. The first Grand Prix would take place on March 5 in Bahrain, with pre-season testing taking place the week before, and then the paddock would travel to Saudi Arabia and Australia. F1 would also like to be more logical in geographical and therefore logistical terms by avoiding an America-Europe round trip, and therefore by having the Canadian GP disputed in May, after that of Miami. The all-new Las Vegas GP will take place on November 18, with the season ending in Abu Dhabi in December. A GP is also planned in South Africa but nothing is 100% sure yet.