The Monaco Grand Prix will continue in Formula One until 2025.
Monaco’s contract expired this year and there were doubts over whether F1’s most famous event would continue, but on Tuesday F1 confirmed a new three-year deal for the street race.
The extension was confirmed alongside the F1 race schedule for 2023.
The record-breaking 24-race calendar begins with the Bahrain Grand Prix in early March and ends with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in late November.
F1 also confirmed that the first ever Las Vegas Grand Prix will take place on Saturday, Nov. 18.
Only three F1 races have not taken place on a Sunday, the last being 38 years ago at the 1985 South African Grand Prix.
The race, which takes place on a circuit that includes the city’s famous Strip, will be the third race in the US, joining events in Miami and Austin.
2023 race schedule
March 5 – Bahrain Grand Prix
March 19 – Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
April 2 – Australian Grand Prix
April 16 – Chinese Grand Prix (TBC)
April 30 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix
May 7 – Miami Grand Prix
May 21st – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
May 28 – Grand Prix of Monaco
June 4 – Spanish Grand Prix
June 18 – Canadian Grand Prix
July 2 – Austrian Grand Prix
July 9 – British Grand Prix
July 23 – Hungarian Grand Prix
July 30 – Belgian Grand Prix
August 27 – Dutch Grand Prix
September 3 – Italian Grand Prix
September 17 – Singapore Grand Prix
September 24 – Japanese Grand Prix
October 8 – Qatar Grand Prix
October 22 – US Grand Prix
October 29 – Mexican Grand Prix
November 5 – Brazilian Grand Prix
November 18 – Las Vegas Grand Prix
November 26 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
The Chinese Grand Prix is still to be confirmed due to COVID-19.
The calendar sees some logistical changes. The Belgian Grand Prix moved from one part of the August summer break to another and now takes place after the Hungarian Grand Prix.
This year, Belgium formed a tripleheader with the Netherlands and Italy but those two will be a double header in 2023.
Belgium’s place on the grid is helped by the fact that Kyalami will not be ready to host the South African Grand Prix until 2024. The famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit is the most likely race to drop on the calendar to make way. .
The 2023 season will feature two tripleheaders — Emilia Romagna-Monaco-Spain and US (Austin)-Mexico-Brazil.
The Miami Grand Prix takes place on May 7, a week after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku, creating a pretty brutal back-to-back for the F1 teams.
The Qatar Grand Prix, which was featured for the first time in 2021, will return as planned. Qatar is not hosting an event this year due to the World Cup.
F1 boss Stefano Domenicali said: “We are excited to announce the 2023 calendar with 24 races around the world. Formula One has an unprecedented need to host races and it is important that we get the balance right for throughout the sport.
“We are very pleased with the strong momentum that Formula 1 continues to experience and it is great news that we will be able to bring our passionate fans to the mix of exciting new locations such as Las Vegas in the Championship with much loved places throughout Europe, Asia. and the Americas.”