The 2023 Racing Calendar is Released

The 2023 Racing Calendar features exciting events from around the world, offering racers a chance to pit their skills against the best of the best.

F1 Academy has come to the public to let its fans know the line-up for this upcoming season.

The season will start in Spielberg, Austria on April 28-29, then head to Valencia and Barcelona on May 5-7 and May 19-21, respectively. On June 23-25, they will be headed to the Zandvoort circuit in the Netherlands. From there on, from the 7th to the 9th of July, they'll head to Monza’s Temple of Speed, thereafter proceeding to France, Le Castellet for the penultimate round. From October 20 to 22, the 2023 season will finish off at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas. This is in support of the United States Grand Prix. 

The calendar is designed in such a way that all drivers have an opportunity to compete on different circuits. This will be beneficial in helping the racers develop their technical skills, thus progressing their careers to higher levels. Already six drivers have signed up for the season's grid, namely Abbi Pulling, Lena Buhler, Jessica Edgar, Bianca Bustamante, Nerea Marti, and Carrie Schreiner. 

Their first appearance on the track will be from April 11-12, along with nine other drivers that are yet to be announced. An additional thirteen days of testing shall be revealed soon in the next coming weeks. “For this upcoming campaign, there will be 3 races per season,” F1 Academy has confirmed, and each round will be featuring 2 x 40-minute free practice sessions. Those will be followed by 2 15-minute qualifying sessions.

Race 1's grid will be set by the first qualifying season, while Race 3's will be set by the second. Drivers who get pole positions in each of these individual sessions will receive two points. For Race 2’s grid, to set the grid, the top eight drivers from Qualifying 1 will be reversed.

Races 1 & 3 will be 30 minutes long, awarding 25 points to the winner. Race 2 will be 20 minutes long, with 10 points for the winner. The top 10 in each race will get the benefit of having one point up for grabs, as long as they have the fastest lap time.

F1 Academy Racing Calendar

28-29 April1Spielberg, Austria
5-7 May2Valencia, Spain
19-21 May3Barcelona, Spain
23-25 June4Zandvoort, Netherlands
7-9 July5Monza, Italy
29-30 July6Le Castellet, France
20-22 October7Austin, USA

General Manager of the F1 Academy, Bruno Michel says, “I’m very pleased to reveal the calendar of F1 Academy’s inaugural season. Our goal was to be able to race on as many Formula 1 Grand Prix tracks as possible, with circuits that could be a great challenge for the drivers. The teams know these layouts very well, so they will be able to help their young talents get to grips quickly. We had announced that F1 Academy would be racing alongside Formula 1 at one event, so it’s fantastic to be part of the F1 Grand Prix package in Austin, where we will also conclude the first season, in front of the F1 paddock and the American crowd." 

He continued, "There is quite a gap in between Rounds 6 and 7, but that is mainly due to the fact that we will be sending the cars and equipment by ship, to save on logistical costs. Additionally, there will be 15 days of testing to add to the track time in 2023, with the first two days in Barcelona on April 11 and 12. We will reveal the rest of the dates in due time.”