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F1 Today: Calendar, schedule, drivers, where to watch & betting odds

26 Sep | news | BY George Fotev | MIN READ TIME |
F1 Today: Calendar, schedule, drivers, where to watch & betting odds

We keep you up to date with the F1 season schedule and the latest betting odds for all upcoming races.

Red Bull superstar Max Verstappen is aiming for a third world title win in 2023 after romping to victory last year.

Here’s a rundown of all you need to know throughout the 2023 F1 season:

What 2023 Formula 1
Where Across the world
When Sunday 5th March – Sunday 26th November
How to watch Sky Sports and Channel 4

F1 2023 Calendar

  • 3rd-5th March: Bahrain Grand Prix (Sakhir) | RACE REVIEW
  • 17th-19th March: Saudi Arabia Grand Prix (Jeddah) | RACE REVIEW
  • 31st March-2nd April: Australian Grand Prix (Melbourne) | RACE REVIEW
  • 28th-30th April: Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Baku) | RACE REVIEW
  • 5th-7th May: Miami Grand Prix (Miami) | RACE REVIEW
  • 19th-21st May: Emilia Romagna Grand Prix (CANCELLED)
  • 26th-28th May: Monaco Grand Prix (Monaco) | RACE REVIEW
  • 2nd-4th June: Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona) | RACE REVIEW
  • 16th-18th June: Canadian Grand Prix (Montreal) | RACE REVIEW
  • 30th June-2nd July: Austrian Grand Prix (Spielberg) | RACE REVIEW
  • 7th-9th July: British Grand Prix (Silverstone) | RACE REVIEW
  • 21st-23rd July: Hungarian Grand Prix (Budapest) | RACE REVIEW
  • 28th-30th July: Belgian Grand Prix (Spa) | RACE REVIEW
  • 25th-27th August: Dutch Grand Prix (Zandvoort) | RACE REVIEW
  • 1st-3rd September: Italian Grand Prix (Monza) | RACE REVIEW
  • 15th-17th September: Singapore Grand Prix (Singapore) | RACE REVIEW
  • 22nd-24th September: Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka) | RACE REVIEW
  • 6th-8th October: Qatar Grand Prix (Losail)
  • 20th-22nd October: United States Grand Prix (Austin)
  • 27th-29th October: Mexican Grand Prix (Mexico City)
  • 3rd-5th November: Brazilian Grand Prix (Sao Paulo)
  • 16th-18th November: Las Vegas Grand Prix (Las Vegas)
  • 24th-26th November: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina)

What is the 2023 F1 race schedule?

Qatar in October and Las Vegas in November were added as host locations for this year’s F1 season, with 23 races originally scheduled in total.

As well as increasing the number of races held, F1 has also doubled the number of sprint weekends for 2023 from three to six. These sprint races, which determine the grid for Sunday’s main race, will be run in Azerbaijan, Austria, Belgium, Qatar, USA and Brazil this year.

The Formula 1 season finale will take place in Abu Dhabi on Sunday 26th November.

The next race and the times for it are as follows:

Qatar Grand Prix

Where: Losail International Circuit, Qatar
When: 6th-8th October
How to Watch: Sky Sports F1
To Win Outright Odds: TBC

When is the Qatar Grand Prix?

The Qatar Grand Prix weekend is the 6th – 8th October.

Practice 1 for the Qatar Grand Prix will be at 14:30 in the afternoon of Friday 6th October, with qualifying following this at 18:00 the same day.

Saturday 7th October will host both the Sprint Shootout at 14:00 and the Sprint at 18:30.

The race will then take place on Sunday 8th October.

What time is the Qatar Grand Prix?

Sprint: Saturday 7th October – 18:30

Race: Sunday 8th October – 18:00

What time is F1 qualifying?

There are two qualifying sessions for the Qatar Grand Prix.

Qualifying for the race will take place on Friday 6th October due to Qatar being a circuit that hosts a sprint.

The Sprint Shootout is qualifying for the Sprint Race, and will take place between 14:00 and 14:44 on Saturday 7th October.

What is the 2023 F1 driver line-up?

All ten teams from last season have returned to the grid in 2023.

The three big teams – Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes – have kept faith with their drivers from last season, with Lewis Hamilton back for Mercedes and bidding for a record-breaking eighth world title.

There have been changes elsewhere, with McLaren turning to rookie Oscar Piastri to succeed his fellow Australian Daniel Ricciardo, while Pierre Gasly takes over from Fernando Alonso at Alpine.

Alonso has jumped ship to Aston Martin to replace the now-retired Sebastian Vettel, as Nico Hulkenberg makes his return to F1 with Haas in place of Mick Schumacher.

Daniel Ricciardo has made a mid-season return to F1, replacing the underperforming Nyck de Vries at AlphaTauri, with US racer Logan Sargeant completing the grid after taking over from Nicolas Latifi at Williams.

What are the new rules in F1 in 2023?

After the massive overhaul of technical regulations that preceded the 2022 season, the changes to the rules for this year are relatively minor.

The main alteration involves the minimum ride heights being raised by 15mm in an effort to eliminate porpoising, while the minimum weight for a car has also dropped to 796kg.

The rules governing tyre usage in qualifying have also been altered with teams now required to run on hard compound tyres in Q1, mediums in Q2 and sifts for Q3.

Changes to rear-view mirrors and new guidelines on gearboxes and fuel temperatures have also been introduced.

Where can I watch F1 in 2023?

In the UK, every race will be shown live by Sky Sports, who are the exclusive rights holder for F1.

Channel 4 will show highlights, and also share the rights with Sky Sports to the British Grand Prix, which will be broadcast on free-to-air TV as a result.

Who won the 2022 F1 title?

Max Verstappen produced one of the most dominant seasons in F1 history to retain his world title and become a two-time drivers’ champion.

Red Bull adapted best to the overhaul of technical regulations and as a result, Verstappen won a record 15 races to finish with an unprecedented total of 454 points.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc would finish a distant second to the Dutch driver, 146 points adrift, with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez completing the top three.

Having previously been the kings of F1’s V6 hybrid era, Mercedes endured a disappointing campaign with George Russell taking fourth in the drivers’ standings, ahead of Hamilton in sixth.

Odds correct at time of publishing.

George Fotev

George Fotev

Sports writer who is responsible for the Sportal's cricket, rugby, tennis and UFC betting content, as well as football betting tips.

George Fotev

George Fotev

Sports writer who is responsible for the Sportal's cricket, rugby, tennis and UFC betting content, as well as football betting tips.