F1 | Formula 1 reveals the venues for six F1 Sprints in 2023
Formula 1 announces tracks that will host six F1 Sprint events across 2023 season, doubling from the three staged in 2021 and 2022.
F1 Sprint weekends will double during the 2023 campaign as Formula 1 revealed the venues that will host the Sprint format.
The six F1 Sprints will be held in Azerbaijan (Baku Street Circuit), Austria (Red Bull Ring), Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps), Qatar (Losail Circuit), the United States (Circuit of The Americas) and Sao Paulo (Interlagos). The Brazilian venue will host one for a third successive year.
To recall, the F1 Sprint is a 100 kilometer race scheduled after the second free practice and sorts the starting order for Sunday’s main event. Sprint's starting order is determined by the position obtained in the Friday qualifying.
The 2023 selection is the result of a detailed research of the most suitable tracks for the format, considering overtaking opportunities, close racing and high-speed sections in a way to ensure competitive on-track action across all the selected Grand Prix weekends.
Stefano Domenicali, Formula 1 President and CEO, welcomed the increase from three to six events for next year after the positive feedback of these past two years.
“We have seen a hugely positive reaction to the F1 Sprint events during the first two years of its running, and we can’t wait to bring even more action to fans with six events next year, including our first US F1 Sprint in Austin,” he said.
“The introduction of the F1 Sprint has created a race weekend that includes three days of competitive racing action and brings more entertainment to fans of the sport as well as additional value for key stakeholders including teams, broadcasters, partners, and host venues.”
Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the FIA added: “Following strong collaboration between the FIA and FOM, and the approval of the World Motor Sport Council, we are pleased to reveal the six events for Sprints for the 2023 season. We look forward to this exciting addition to the calendar.”