Formula 1 recently announced that the FIA World Motor Sport Council had approved its calendar for the 2023 season, a record-setting quadrant with a total of 24 races, including three grands prix in the United States and six weekends with a racing format. sprint.
Abu Dhabi will once again be the last event of the campaign, putting an end to what we hope will be a great battle for both titles, while the year will kick off again in Bahrain, on March 5, with the Bahrain Grand Prix dispute.
The Bahrain International Circuit has become a regular place to start the F1 season since 2021. But in addition, the Sakhir facilities have confirmed that they will once again be the designated track for the official Formula 1 pre-season tests for 2023.
The winter tests will be held from February 23 to 25 , both included, at which time teams and drivers will test their new cars for the next season for the first time. It will be the fifth time that F1 has contested part of its winter tests in that country, after the 2011, 2014, 2021 and 2022 editions.
Comparing it to this year’s pre-season testing, the number of testing days will be halved in 2023, as in 2022 the teams had the opportunity to run a first three-day test at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya before travel to Bahrain. However, this winter the Spanish route will not open the doors to the Great Circus.
This was done mainly due to the big regulatory changes that took place this year, but that will not be the case next year, since except for some much more minor modification, the cars will be very similar to those of this year, so that the winter tests will once again be only three days .
In this way, the teams will be able to test their single-seaters on February 23, 24 and 25, as long as the weather allows it, less than a week before the start of the season exactly on the same track, the weekend from March 3 to 5 also in Sakhir.
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