Monaco is a chance to be taught extra concerning the subsequent F1 calendar. Several races are in hazard, others are coming.
The 2023 F1 calendar ought to be even denser. According to data gathered by Auto Motor und Sport, F1 is about to go to 24 circuits subsequent season. We are approaching the 25 races needed by Liberty Media.
Among the 24 tracks that may make up the subsequent calendar, there are two new tracks and a returning one. The latter is none apart from Qatar and its Losail circuit, which hosted a spherical in 2021. The two new Grands Prix for the 2023 season shall be Las Vegas, whose group shall be fully managed by Liberty Media, and the South Africa. Regarding Kyalami, discussions will happen subsequent week.
Monaco in hazard
It's no secret that Monaco is in hazard. The Rocher circuit has a contract working till this season. But Liberty Media doesn't look favorably on the settlement that was as soon as negotiated with Bernie Ecclestone.
Monaco pays a derisory sum to host F1 (we're speaking about 10 to fifteen million euros, in response to AMuS). Its standing as a historic race implies that the Automobile Club of Monaco has negotiated benefits which at this time pose an issue. Monaco is the one Grand Prix to offer its personal photos. The manufacturing of the opposite Championship races is dealt with by the F1 proprietor. Also, Monaco can negotiate its companions. The Rocher race is sponsored by TAG Heuer, which causes a battle with Rolex, official associate of F1.
But Monaco just isn't the one race in hazard. Currently, many contracts are underneath negotiation, in specific that of the Grand Prix of France but additionally that of the Grand Prix of Belgium. The Spa-Francorchamps circuit might solely be current one 12 months out of two, giving method to one other race. There is discuss of Portimão eager to return to the F1 calendar. China can be contemplating a return to the calendar, however its presence relies upon solely on its coverage towards Covid-19.