Spa to form part of 2023 F1 calendar following agreement to extend partnership
The Belgian Grand Prix is set to form part of the 2023 Formula 1 calendar, following an agreement to extend the race’s partnership.
Full details of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship calendar are yet to be revealed.
However, a statement from Formula 1 to the media ahead of Sunday’s race at Spa said: “Formula 1 can confirm that the Belgian Grand Prix will be on the 2023 calendar following an agreement to extend our partnership together. Further details on the 2023 calendar will be announced in due course.”
Speaking of the announcement on Sky Sports F1, Formula 1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali said: “We have to congratulate the job [the race organisers] did. You’ve seen the investment they did. You see the number of people that are coming here… Incredible crowd, incredible attention to the people, and this is great. Great I think for the sport.
“We always said that the race is a part of our tradition, and it has a very important space in our calendar, and this is a fact that we wanted to share in this moment.”
Spa first featured on the Formula 1 calendar in the sport’s inaugural season in 1950, with the 2022 race – in which Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz is set to start on pole position – set to be the 55th to be held on the circuit.