Everything you need to know about the F1 2023 season
Formula One is back for another season – with the finest 20 drivers in the world competing in the most adrenaline-filled sport on the planet.
Max Verstappen is targeting his third consecutive world championship with Red Bull, who themselves are eyeing a second consecutive constructors’ championship having won 17 of the 22 races last term.
Mercedes will be eager to catapult themselves back into title contention after a hugely disappointing 2022, while Ferrari start another pursuit to win their first world championship since 2008.
Here is everything you need to know about the F1 2023 season.
When does the F1 season start?
The season will get underway with the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend (March 4 and 5).
Qualifying at the Bahrain International Circuit will be on Saturday, with the race itself on Sunday.
Both qualifying and the race will start at 3pm UK time.
How to watch F1 2023 on TV and live stream
Sky have the exclusive rights to show the F1 2023 season in the UK, with every session broadcast live on Sky Sports F1.
Sky customers will also be able to live stream the action via the Sky Sports website and the Sky Go app.
Fans without Sky Sports can still watch F1 by purchasing a NOW TV day membership or month membership.
In addition, Channel 4 will show extended highlights of every qualifying session and race.
What are the driver line-ups?
Fernando Alonso has swapped Alpine for Aston Martin as he looks to add to the two world championships won in 2005 and 2006.
Alpine has replaced Alonso with Pierre Gasly, who joins compatriot Esteban Ocon in an all French line-up at the French outfit.
Nyck de Vries has filled the void left by Gasly at Alpha Tauri, while 22 year-old Logan Sargeant has made the step up from F2 to replace Nicholas Latifi at Williams.
Oscar Piastri has ousted Daniel Ricciardo at McLaren, with the popular Aussie returning to Red Bull as the third driver, while Nico Hulkenberg is back in the sport with Haas in place of Mick Schumacher.
F1 2023 drivers and teams
- Red Bull – Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez
- Ferrari – Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz
- Mercedes – Lewis Hamilton and George Russell
- Alpine – Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly
- McLaren – Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri
- Alfa Romeo – Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu
- Aston Martin – Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll
- Haas – Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg
- Alpha Tauri – Yuki Tsunoda and Nyck de Vries
- Williams – Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant
F1 2023 calendar
ROUND 1– Bahrain
Bahrain International Circuit, March 3-5
ROUND 2 – Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Corniche Circuit, March 17-19
ROUND 3 – Australia
Albert Park, Melbourne, March 31 – April 2
ROUND 4 – Azerbaijan (sprint)
Baku City Circuit, April 28-30
ROUND 5 –Miami
Miami International Autodrome, May 5-7
ROUND 6 – Emilia Romagna
Imola Circuit, May 19-21
ROUND 7 – Monaco
Circuit de Monaco, May 26-28
ROUND 8 – Spain
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, June 2-4
ROUND 9 – Canada
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, June 16-18
ROUND 10 – Austria (sprint)
Red Bull Ring, June 30 – July 2
ROUND 11 – Great Britain
Silverstone Circuit, July 7-9
ROUND 12 –Hungary
Hungaroring, July 21-23
ROUND 13 – Belgium (sprint)
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, July 28-30
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