The FIA has announced the 2023 F3 schedule, which will feature ten rounds and see the feeder series visit two brand-new venues.
We are still five months away from the start of the 2023 Formula 3 season. However, the FIA has confirmed the calendar for the upcoming Championship campaign. The 2023 F3 schedule will include ten rounds and keep the format of two races per weekend (the Sprint Race and the Feature Race).
2023 F3 Schedule – What’s new?
Next year, the series will be racing in two brand-new countries – Australia and Monaco. The infamous and historic Circuit de Monaco is finally making a return to the feeder series after an eighteen-year absence. Split qualifying groups and an absolutely packed circuit as 30 F3 cars make their way through the streets of Monaco. And the series will be in support when F1 travels to Melbourne at the end of March.
The 2022 Formula 3 post-season testing consisted of several new faces who will likely feature on the grid next season. So far only three have been confirmed for 2023: Gabriel Bortoleto, Paul Aron, and Dino Beganovic. Aron and Beganovic will be teammates at PREMA for the second consecutive year following a season together in the 2022 Formula Regional European Championship. A season in which Beganovic won the championship.
The calendar is also increasing to ten rounds in 2023, following nine last season.
🗓 THE 2023 F3 CALENDAR IS HERE 🗓
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FIA Formula 3 CEO Bruno Michel said:
“I am very pleased to present the 2023 calendar. It features two brand-new circuits, Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne and Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo, which is really amazing. These two very prestigious tracks are the first street circuits to be added to the F3 calendar. They will offer the teams and the drivers an exciting new challenge, and I’m sure that the fans will love seeing the F3 cars race on both layouts.”
“Formula 3 will be present at ten Formula One Grand Prix in 2023, one more than in 2022. The Championship will also visit three continents next year, more than any season previously. Despite the increase of the number of races, we keep specific attention to the teams’ budgets, and notably we will cover the freight costs to ensure that their budgets do not escalate.”
What’s the same?
For the second year in a row, Bahrain will host the opening round of the Formula 3 championship. Similarly, the finale remains at Monza following the conclusion of a European triple-header. Although not confirmed, many drivers from 2022 are expected to return for another season after participating in the post-season testing. These include Franco Colapinto, Zak O’Sullivan, Brad Benavides, and Jonny Edgar to name a few.
The 2023 Formula 3 season will kick off on March 3rd in Sakhir, Bahrain.