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Formula 1 announces the sprint races for 2023

Published on 07 December 2022 by Mike Motilall

Formula 1 have announced today on which circuits a sprint race will be held in 2023. Since the introduction of the sprint race-format in 2021, only three sprint race-weekends have been held yearly so far. As of 2023, no less than six sprint races will be held annually.

During a sprint race-weekend, qualifying is not held on the usual Saturday, but a day earlier on the Friday. The results of qualifying determine the starting order of the sprint race on Saturday. The result of the sprint race will in turn be the base for the Grand Prix on Sunday. Also, only the top eight of the sprint race is awarded points, eight points for the winner and one point less respectively for nrs. two through eight. Of the six sprint races that have been held so far in Formula 1, Max Verstappen has won no less than three.

In 2023, the sprint races will be held in Azerbaijan, Austria, Belgium, Qatar, USA and Brazil. Last year, a sprint race was held for the first time on the Red Bull Ring in Austria while Brazil has hosted a sprint race twice already. For the other four circuits this will be the first time that they will host the event. The sprint race in Azerbaijan will be the first to feature the event on a street circuit.

The Grands Prix with sprint races in 2023

Azerbaijan                  28-30 April
Austria                     30 June - 02 July
Belgium                     28-30 July
Qatar                       06-08 October
United States (Austin)      20-22 October
Brazil                      03-05 November