As we patiently wait for the official 2023 F3 schedule to be released, a provisional calendar has been leaked, which is sure to excite fans.
2023 could see the debut at the infamous and historic Circuit De Monaco on the F3 schedule according to reports. One track that is confirmed for next season is Melbourne. A few months ago the FIA announced that Formula 3 will be racing in Melbourne, Australia from 2023 onwards. With Monaco potentially acting as a substitute for Imola, the season will be ten races long, a one-race extension from the 2022 season.
Our first confirmed driver for 2023 @gabortoleto85 is feeling confident after an “amazing experience” at our post-season test! 🙌
— Formula 3 (@FIAFormula3) September 29, 2022
Gabriel Bortoleto, who will be racing for Trident, was the first driver announcement to be made for the 2023 season. The seventeen-year-old driver, who currently races in FREC, made a name for himself as he impressed bosses during post-season testing. With many of the new (and old) drivers doing well during testing, it’s anyone’s guess as to who the teams will choose.
The FIA has already confirmed that all Formula 3 and 2 cars will be using sustainable fuel starting in 2023. A part of the FIA’s plans to create a greener racing structure.
F3 at Monaco?
If the announcement of Monaco is correct, can the FIA let thirty, young, drivers race through the narrow streets of Monte Carlo? F1 has struggled to create overtaking opportunities, but the smaller Formula E car put on a show in Monaco this past season. It’ll be interesting to see that’s for sure. It’s been successfully done at the junior levels before as we. Both the 2005 Formula 3 Euro Championship and most recently the Formula Regional European Championship (FREC), ran without major incident.
Many of the drivers that participated in post-season testing are currently racing in FREC, and have already experienced the tricky nature of Circuit De Monaco. With just two rounds left of that championship, most of the field will already be thinking about their plans for next year.
2023 Formula 3 provisional calendar
- March 5th – Sakhir (Bahrain Grand Prix)
- April 2nd – Melbourne (Australian Grand Prix)
- May 28th – Monaco (Monaco Grand Prix)
- June 4th – Barcelona (Spanish Grand Prix)
- July 2nd – Red Bull Ring (Austrian Grand Prix)
- July 9th – Silverstone (British Grand Prix)
- July 23rd – Budapest (Hungarian Grand Prix)
- July 30th – Spa (Belgian Grand Prix)
- August 27th – Zandvoort (Dutch Grand Prix)
- September 3rd – Monza (Italian Grand Prix)
Although the calendar is not confirmed and is subject to change, it’s likely there won’t be much change. Which race are you most forward to looking to in 2023?