Which F1 races are still to come in 2023 and why you should be there
The 2023 Formula 1 season returns from the summer shutdown this weekend, with the teams and drivers suitably refreshed from the mid-season break and raring to go racing.
For most, the break was an opportunity to get away, recharge and reset before the second half of the season. For some fans though, it was a great chance to plan trips to one (or more) of the 10 exciting events still to come this year.
Ten incredible destinations across five continents, with lots to see and do at each of them - including three F1 Sprint weekends. If you're still trying to decide which is the race for you then don't worry. Here's a quick rundown of what's coming up...
FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN DUTCH GRAND PRIX 2023
The 2023 Dutch Grand Prix (finally) gets the season back underway this Sunday, with Zandvoort combining lots of enticing features for any F1 fan to enjoy.
There’s the historic track, there’s the beachside location just a 30-minute train ride outside of Amsterdam, and of course there’s the festival atmosphere – which is always guaranteed to be electric and most definitely orange-hued with Max Verstappen on the grid.
If you’re going to the circuit, try catching the action from either the first turn at Tarzan, or one of the banked corners – the final turn at Arie Luyendijkbocht or Hugenholtzbocht. The latter was widened and banked ahead of Formula 1’s return in 2021 to allow drivers to race through it side-by-side.
FORMULA 1 PIRELLI GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA 2023
The following weekend, Sunday, September 3, see’s F1 visit the ‘Temple of Speed’ at Monza for the 2023 Italian Grand Prix.
The leafy parkland venue, located just north-east of Italy’s fashion capital Milan, creates a tranquil setting for a Grand Prix – but the action will be anything but relaxed! Cars are at full throttle for 80% of the lap, while the passionate tifosi will be roaring on their heroes at the circuit the locals call ‘La Pista Magica’.
Monza is very special place to visit. Try to be in the grandstand at the Variante del Rettifilo, one of the track’s best overtaking spots, to witness the awesome spectacle of cars braking from around 350km/h to just 70km/h before negotiating the tight chicane.
FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2023
Formula 1 heads to the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Sunday, September 17 for the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix – the second of three events that month.
The circuit is one of the most physically demanding on the calendar for teams and drivers, but if you want to see Singapore at its best then there’s no better time to do so than when F1 is at the heart of this buzzing city. Check out the view from the Singapore Flyer, a giant Ferris wheel overlooking the pits complex, then get stuck into the incredible bar and restaurant scene.
When it’s time to watch the track action, get yourself comfy in the grandstand located at Turn 1 – which offers spectacular views as the cars accelerate into the first corner, before braking hard and whipping through Turns 2 and 3. You’ll get a great view of the start too – expect to see plenty of sparks fly as the drivers blast off the line.
FORMULA 1 LENOVO JAPANESE GRAND PRIX 2023
Sunday, September 24 sees F1 wrap up the month at the very special Suzuka Circuit for the 2023 Japanese Grand Prix.
It’s easy to see why Suzuka is so popular. The high-speed track remains one of the ultimate driving challenges that has seen many legendary F1 moments over the years, and the atmosphere is amazing as fans happily play Formula 1 dress-up to support their favourites.
On top of that, there’s great food and loads of great places to watch the action. Grandstands D and E overlook the famous ‘S’ Curves, while the left flank of Grandstand G places you at the inside of 130R and Grandstand I will give you a view of the incident-attracting Hairpin.
FORMULA 1 QATAR AIRWAYS QATAR GRAND PRIX 2023
Formula 1 returns to the Lusail International Circuit for the 2023 Qatar Grand Prix on Sunday, October 8 – and, even better, it’s an F1 Sprint event so there’s even more action across all three days.
Located just outside the capital city of Doha, the circuit hosted Qatar’s first ever F1 event in 2021 and it returns to the calendar this season after the country hosted the FIFA World Cup last year. If the thought of escaping colder climes appeals, Qatar has average temperatures around 28 degrees Celsius at that time of year – and there’s lots to do when it comes to outdoor pursuits.
The Main Grandstand puts you at the heart of the action, with panoramic views of the start-finish straight (over one kilometre of the track’s total 5.4-kilometre length), the pit lane and the team garages. Meanwhile, the new-for-2023 T2 Grandstand offers outstanding vantage points to enjoy the action through the circuit’s opening corners.
FORMULA 1 LENOVO UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX 2023
The Circuit of The Americas in Austin welcomes F1 back to the US for the 2023 United States Grand Prix, kicking off a triple-header on Sunday, October 22. It’s also an F1 Sprint event – the first to take place in the US.
There’s a reason Austin is often regarded as one of America’s coolest cities, with great food and a vibrant nightlife. When the racing starts, you’ll be attending one of the great modern race tracks. Simply put, it’s an unmissable event.
You’re spoilt for choice on places to watch too. If you sit in the Main Grandstand on the start-finish straight you’ll get an in-seat food and drinks service, while those in the stand at Turn 1 enjoy a view all the way to downtown Austin. If you want to see the racing action up close, find a way into the Stadium Section stands at Turns 15/16.
FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE LA CIUDAD DE MÉXICO 2023
F1 travels south from Texas to one of the world’s most vibrant metropolises for the 2023 Mexico City Grand Prix on Sunday, October 29.
The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is located just to the east of the city, with a metro station ready to speed you to the downtown area at the end of each day’s action - making it a fantastic destination to properly mix sport and culture.
With its full-on fiesta vibes, the race is incredibly popular so try your best to grab a seat in the Foro Sol (an old baseball stadium) from which to soak it all in. Not only will you get to peer down into the cockpits of the drivers as they pass through the stadium section, but the atmosphere when the podium ceremony unfolds there must be experienced to be believed.
FORMULA 1 ROLEX GRANDE PRÊMIO DE SÃO PAULO 2023
The 2023 Sao Paulo Grand Prix kicks off November’s action with the third race of the triple-header, and the final F1 Sprint event of the season, on Sunday, November 5.
A carnival atmosphere really does dominate in Brazil and watching Formula 1 cars alongside the locals at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, more commonly referred to as Interlagos, is something every F1 fan should experience.
Because of the bowl-like nature of the track, a place in Grandstand A on the banked entry to the start-finish straight will give you a double whammy of views, allowing you to see the cars winding through the infield section and then passing underneath you. On the other end of the straight, Grandstand M will put you on top of the first corner and the Senna S, a great place to watch overtakes on the track.
FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX 2023
The 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix on Saturday, November 18 sees F1 visit the United States for the third time this season – and the buzz around the event is already huge.
Formula 1 previously raced in Las Vegas in the early 1980s, but the sport’s return to the City of Lights sees the drivers tackle an all-new circuit in the heart of downtown – including the famous Strip. With average speeds expected to match Monza, you can expect fast-paced racing past iconic locations like Caesars Palace, the Bellagio and the Venetian.
With the party atmosphere Las Vegas is famous for, a Saturday night race under the lights and entertainment off track to match the action on it, this will be one of the events to attend in 2023. A host of ticketing options are available, and whatever you go for, an extraordinary experience awaits as cars blast around a high-speed circuit set against one of the most vibrant backdrops F1 has ever seen.
FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2023
The season concludes with the 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday, November 26.
Yas Island, just to the east of Abu Dhabi, has been extensively redeveloped over the years to turn it into a tourist attraction centred around a race track. The area now has seven hotels, Ferrari’s indoor theme park, a mall, a water park, a golf course, a beach, a concert arena and a nightclub – all framed by perfect Emirati weather. What more could you want?
Try and get a spot in the West Grandstand, as it’s a great place to watch all the overtaking action into Turn 6. Alternatively, check out the Main Grandstand overlooking the start-finish straight to enjoy the atmosphere and Abu Dhabi’s famed pyrotechnics. Of course, you could always try for a room with a trackside view in the spectacular whale-shaped Yas Hotel if that’s more your thing!