F1 Racing Calendar 2023
The pre-season testing in Bahrain was held over 3 days and the Formula 1 teams clocked up 3 992 laps. This totalled 21 603km which is the equivalent of 70 Bahrain Grand Prix distances. Most teams managed to get a good amount of data to analyse and finetune their new for 2023 race cars.
So the F1 Racing Calendar 2023 is filled with plenty to look forward to this season! There will be 23 races in total this year, the most there has ever been so it will be a long year. Furthermore here we break down the races for the year, where they are and what to place in your diary.
Race Calendar 2023
Part 1 Racing
- Bahrain GP: 5 March at venue Sakhir. This has been the pre-season testing site in recent years and the season opener. The first race will be 57 laps and the circuit length is 5.41km.
- Saudi Arabia GP: 19 March at venue Jeddah. This is a 50 laps race and the circuit length is 6.17km.
- Australian GP: 2 April at Albert Park. This is a 58 laps race and the circuit length is 5.3km.
- Azerbaijan GP: 30 April at Baku City. With a 51 laps race and the circuit length is 6km.
- Miami GP: 7 May at the Miami International Autodrome. It is a 57 laps race and the circuit length is 5.41km.
- Italy GP (Emilia-Romagna): 21 May at Imola. This will be a 63 laps race and the circuit length is 4.95km.
- Monaco GP: 28 May at Circuit de Monaco. The circuit is 77 laps and a distance of 3.34km.
- Spanish GP: 4 June at Barcelona-Catalunya. This is a 66 laps race and the circuit length is 4.68km.
- Canada GP: 18 June at Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal. This is a 70 laps race and the circuit length is 4.36km.
- Austrian GP: 30 June at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg. The race is 71 laps and the circuit length is 4.30km.
- British GP: 9 July at Silverstone. The race is 52 laps and the circuit length is 5.89km.
- Hungarian GP: 23 July at Hungaroring. This race is 70 laps and the circuit length is 4.38km.
- Belgian GP: 30 July at Spa and the longest circuit on the calendar. This is a 44 laps race with a circuit length of 7km.
Part 2 Racing
- Netherlands GP: 27 August at the Zandvoort. The race is 72 laps and the circuit length is 4.26km.
- Italian GP: 3 September at Monza. This race is 53 laps and the circuit length is 5.79km.
- Singapore GP: 17 September at Marina Bay. The race is 61 laps and the circuit length is 5.06km.
- Japanese GP: 24 September at Suzuka. The race is 53 laps and the circuit length is 5.8km.
- Qatar GP: 8 October at Losail. This race is 57 laps and the circuit length is 5.38km.
- Austin GP: 22 October at the Circuit of The Americas. The race is 56 laps and the circuit length is 5.5km.
- Mexican GP: 29 October at Hermanos Rodriques. This race is 71 laps and the circuit length is 4.3km.
- Brazilian GP: 5 November at Sao Paulo. The race is 71 laps and the circuit length is 4.3km.
- Vegas GP: 18 November at Las Vegas. The race is 50 laps and the circuit length is 6.12km.
- Abu Dhabi GP: 26 November at Yas Marina. The last race is 58 laps and the circuit length is 5.28km.
F1 Racing Calendar overview
We have all been wondering if we will see a South African Grand Prix in 2023 at the flagship Kyalami however it has not been added on this years F1 Racing Calendar. Moreover, perhaps 2024 will break the 3 decade interval. Furthermore China has made a return to the calendar depending on the health restrictions in the country. Perhaps if this is cancelled may we still see Kyalami on the map for 2023?
So with the maximum number of races on the calendar this year it confirms a reawakening in the popularity of the sport. Furthermore this will definitely increase opportunities for Formula One Betting. Therefore let’s have a look at which bookies are the best for F1 Betting.
Best bookies for F1 betting online
So with such an exciting F1 Racing Calendar this year there will be plenty of best bookies to keep an eye on for promotions and opportunity. Have a look at our F1 Betting Guide for the available betting markets. The following bookies are some of the best betting sites in South Africa.
F1 2023 Promos
The Formula 1 promotions will start popping up everywhere however for now we will list the current ones available. Betway also had a great promo last year so let’s see what the premier bookies will bring to the table this year. So for the moment Gbets, Sportingbet and Bet.co.za have some specific F1 promotions. Moreover, we will update this article as the promos come available.
- Podium Sitter: Receive a refund up to R1000 if your driver finishes on the podium. Min Bet R50.Only pre-race bets taken before Qualifying will apply. However Bonus bets do not apply. Your refund will be paid in real cash to your Gbets account. It is applicable to all F1 weekends this season.
- Full Sweep: Gbets will trebble your winnings up to R2 000 if your driver does the full sweep on the weekend. If you place a Win Bet on your favourite driver and he starts the race from pole position, leads throughout and wins the race. All 3 will be a full sweep!
Furthermore for details on the bet.co.za welcome bonus promotion and how to claim it, have a look at our exclusive Betcoza Bonus article.
Formula 1 Frenzy: By taking R1 000 worth of bets on Formula 1 in a week you will get R100 Free Bet. The Free Bet can only be turned over on sport. Furthermore the Formula 1 Frenzy Free Bet must be turned over once at min single bet odds of 5/10 or 1.50. Or multi bet odds of 12/10 or 2.20 and each leg greater than 2/10 or 1.20. This must be adhered to before a withdrawal can be made. Your stake will not be returned. If your free bet wins, only your winnings will be returned.
So start betting at betcoza, both online and mobile. Furthermore this bookie is a great choice and rewards you with lots of promotions. For more details on their overall offering have a read through our Betcoza review and have a look at our betting sites listing for comparison.
Sportingbet have joined the party and have added a F1 Promotion. For other promotions have a look at our Sportingbet Promotions article and also the Sportingbet Account – How to register & Login for some assistance.
Bet On Quali: Known as F1 Bet & Get as well. You will need to opt in in order to bet on qualifying. Place a R50 bet with a minimum odds of 1.7. By betting on qualifying you will get a 20% Odds Boost token to use on the main race.
*Remember all Terms & Conditions apply and to read up on these before participating on each bookies site*
Teams & Drivers
There have been quite a few changes to the F1 teams and drivers so it is worth brushing up on on who is racing for who in 2023.
|Mercedes||Lewis Hamilton (44)|
George Russell (63)
|Alpine||Pierre Gasly (10)|
Esteban Ocon (31)
|Haas||Kevin Magnussen (20)|
Nico Hulkenberg (27)
|McLaren||Lando Norris (4)|
Oscar Piastri (81)
|Red Bull||Max Verstappen (1)|
Sergio Perez (11)
|Aston Martin||Fernando Alonso (14)|
Lance Stroll (18)
|AlphaTauri||Yuki Tsunoda (22)|
Nyck de Vries (21)
|Ferrari||Charles Leclerc (16)|
Carlos Sainz (55)
|Alfa Romeo||Valtteri Bottas (77)|
Zhou Guanyu (24)
|Williams||Alexander Albon (23)|
Logan Sargeant (2)
So remember to diarise these dates, we will also remind you monthly in our Sport previews. Furthermore in the March 2023 Sport Preview we list all 3 the first races of the season and much more. Therefore if you are an overall sports lover keep an eye out for these Sport Previews on a monthly basis.