Belgian Grand Prix to miss in 2023 F1 calendar

Belgian Grand Prix to miss in 2023 F1 calendar

Spa Francorchamps is predicted to be dropped off the Formula 1 schedule in 2023 due to the inflow of new and returning race events.

The advent of the Netflix docuseries Drive to Survive is one reason why F1’s stock has increased enormously in recent years, and as a result, interest in the pinnacle of motorsport, particularly in America, is higher than ever.

After Max Verstappen and Sir Lewis Hamilton’s epic duel, Red Bull CEO Christian Horner stated during the winter that the sport is more relevant than ever. Red Bull ended the Silver Arrows’ seven-season reign of undisputed supremacy.

As a result of the increased interest, other locations are now approaching us to request a race, and many of those potential race promoters have one thing that many classic circuits do not: a back pocket with money spilling out of it.

Miami had a race this year, while Vegas will host for the third time in 2023. South Africa will also hold a race at the venerable Kyalami circuit the following year.

According to reports, there will only be capacity for eight European races on the 24-race schedule in 2019, with Paul Ricard in France almost probably destined to be dropped.

While neither Spa nor the French Grand Prix have contracts for the following year, talks to prolong the Monaco Grand Prix for at least another year are reportedly still ongoing.

While Silverstone and Monza have contracts that last at least through 2024, the original racetracks of the world championship appear to be in actual danger of going away given reports that Saudi Arabia is willing to pay for two races and Colombia is eager to host the Caribbean Grand Prix.

Although there is no agreement in place for the Austrian Grand Prix for 2023 either, Red Bull’s ownership makes it unlikely that the event will be cancelled, according to Jo Bossuyt, a reporter for the Algemeen Dagblad.

The European races on the calendar for the upcoming season will include the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola, Monza, Silverstone, Hungary, Monaco, Austria, Spain, and Zandvoort.

An agreement has also been made for the race in Baku for the following year, even though Azerbaijan is typically thought of as being in Southwest Asia rather than Europe.

Leave a Reply