Method 1 dash races: Six occasions chosen to host in 2023

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Brazil additionally hosted a dash race in 2022

The Grands Prix in Azerbaijan, Austria, Belgium, Qatar, the USA and Brazil are the six races Method 1 has chosen to host ‘dash’ occasions in 2023.

The checklist was agreed after evaluation of which tracks could be greatest suited and discussions of economic phrases with the race organisers.

The variety of dash occasions is doubling as a result of F1 says they enhance income and tv audiences.

The format of the occasion will stay the identical because the dash weekends this 12 months.

A brief race on Saturday, with factors for the primary eight finishers, defines the grid for the principle grand prix.

The grid for the dash is ready by a normal qualifying, moved to Friday afternoon from its regular slot on Saturday.

The primary dash shall be on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku on 28-30 April, which shall be both the third or fourth race of the season relying on whether or not F1 replaces the cancelled Chinese language Grand Prix.

The Austrian occasion is 30 June to 2 July, Belgium on 28-30 July, Qatar on 6-8 October, the US race in Austin, Texas, on 20-22 October, and Brazil on 3-5 November.

F1 has been fine-tuning its evaluation of which tracks are greatest suited to internet hosting dash occasions.

It had needed to host a dash occasion in Saudi Arabia, the second race of the season on 17-19 March, however Saudi authorities baulked on the price being demanded.

An F1 assertion saying the six dash occasions stated that in 2022 the Austrian dash occasion had a 39% enhance in viewers in contrast with qualifying on the identical race the 12 months earlier than.

“We now have seen a massively optimistic response to the F1 Dash occasions in the course of the first two years of its working,” stated F1 president and chief govt officer Stefano Domenicali.

“We won’t wait to convey much more motion to followers with six occasions subsequent 12 months, together with our first US F1 dash in Austin.

“The introduction of the F1 dash has created a race weekend that features three days of aggressive racing motion and brings extra leisure to followers of the game, in addition to extra worth for key stakeholders together with groups, broadcasters, companions, and host venues.”

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