How to watch full race schedule and car launch dates as they come out

(44) Great Britain's Lewis Hamilton driving a Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team W13 drives smartly at the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix held at Yas Marina Circuit on 20 November 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  - Mark Thompson/Getty Images

(44) Great Britain’s Lewis Hamilton driving a Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team W13 drives smartly at the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix held at Yas Marina Circuit on 20 November 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. – Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Cadillac could be the next big name in Formula 1, with Andretti Global and General Motors announcing their plans to enter a new team under its famous brand in the coming years.

In the United States, the Andretti Cadillac team would be based at Andretti’s new state-of-the-art headquarters being built in Fishers, Indiana. There is also a satellite facility planned for the UK.

At a press conference on Thursday, Michael Andretti, son of former F1 world champion Mario Andretti and chairman and CEO of Andretti Global, promised that the “all-American team” would be “on the same level as any F1 team out there”. .

That is, if they are accepted. F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali was not too keen on Andretti’s involvement when he first came to the fore last year, saying F1 does not need to expand its current 10 teams.

But over the past few weeks, Andretti has sounded more and more confident. The situation improved earlier this week, when FIA chief Mohammed Ben Sulayem confirmed that he had asked his team to initiate the Expression of Interest process from potential new F1 teams, which marks the first step towards expanding the grid.

At Thursday’s press conference, Andretti described the former Emirati rally driver as “a true racer with a real passion for the sport” and said he hopes Ben Sulayem’s support will help Andretti Cadillac cross the line.

However, F1 warned that nothing is certain and there are other names willing to join. F1 also stressed that any new entry will be for 2026 at the earliest and will require approval from both the FIA ​​and F1.

Read below for more on the 2023 season

When are pre-season tests done?

Unlike last year, there is only one pre-season test before the 2023 season. This will run from Thursday 23 February to Saturday 25 February at the Bahrain International Circuit just outside Sakhir.

When is the first race of 2023?

The first grand prix of the 2023 season will also be held at the Bahrain International Circuit. Friday 3 – Sunday, March 5.

When are the vehicle launch dates?

Most of the teams have confirmed the launch dates of the 2023 vehicles, and they are all in early February.

Red Bull RB19: 3 February
Williams: 6 February
AlphaTauri AT04: 11 February
Aston Martin AMR23: 13 February
McLaren MCL37: 13 February
ferrari: February 14th
mercedes w14: 15 February
Alpine A523: 16 February
Alfa Romeo: TB
haas: Hidden Number

Where and when will the six sprint races be this year?

Formula 1 has announced six sprint spots for 2023, with Azerbaijan, Belgium, the Austin race in the United States and Qatar joining Austria and Brazil in qualifying on Friday, and a shortened ‘sprint’ race on Saturday.

Three sprint races were held in 2022 in Imola, Austria and Brazil, and there was much discussion early in the season about extending this offer for next year.

Teams and F1 were keen to double the number, arguing that sprint races were successful in attracting fans and increasing spectators. But the FIA, the world governing body of motorsport, initially resisted, claiming it would cost them more and demanding compensation.

As in the previous year, points will be awarded to the drivers who placed in the top eight in the sprint race. Again, the sprint races will be about 100km – or roughly one-third the distance of a grand prix – and will be followed by Saturday’s traditional three-piece knockout race, which will set the grid for the sprint and take place on Friday.

The driver who wins the qualifying rounds on Friday, when these sprint races are held, will be rewarded with the official pole position, not the winner of the sprint as in 2021.

What are the driver cadres?

Red Bull: Max Verstappen (33) and Sergio Pérez (11)
Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton (44) and George Russell (63)
Ferrari: Carlos Sainz (55) and Charles Leclerc (55)
Alp: Esteban Ocon (31) and Pierre Gasly (10)
Mclaren: Lando Norris (4) and Oscar Piastri (81)
Alfa Romeo: Valtteri Bottas (77) and Guanyu Zhou (24)
Aston-Martin: Lance Stroll (18) and Fernando Alonso (14)
Haas: Kevin Magnussen (20) and Nico Hulkenberg (27)
AlphaTauri: Yuki Tsunoda (22) and Nyck de Vries (TBA)
Williams: Alexander Albon (23) and Logan Sargeant (2)

What is the full F1 2023 schedule?

March 3-5: Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir
17-19 March: Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Jeddah
31 March-2 April: Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne *
April 28-30: Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku +
May 5-7: Miami Grand Prix, Miami
19-21 May: Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Imola
May 26-28: Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo
2-4 June: Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona
16-18 June: Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal
30 June-2 July: Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg +
7-9 July: British Grand Prix, Silverstone
21-23 July: Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest
28-30 July: Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps +
25-27 August: Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort
1-3 September: Italian Grand Prix, Monza
September 15-17: Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore
September 22-24: Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka
6-8 October: Qatar Grand Prix, Lusail +
20-22 October: United States Grand Prix, Austin +
October 27-29: Mexico City Grand Prix, Mexico City
3-5 November: Sao Paulo Grand Prix, Sao Paulo +
16-18 November: Las Vegas Grand Prix, Las Vegas
24-26 November: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina

*Note: The Chinese Grand Prix, scheduled for April 16, has been cancelled. It is expected to be replaced by that date, with Portugal taking the lead.

+ Specifies sprint event weekend

How to watch the season

As it has been for a while, Sky Sports F1 in the UK has almost exclusive coverage rights for the season. They will show all training sessions, qualifying sessions, sprint qualifiers and races throughout the season.

Channel 4 will recapture extended qualifying and racing moments with a live stream of July’s British Grand Prix.

If you’re outside the UK, you can subscribe to F1’s own F1TV for a monthly fee throughout the season.

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