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Spa-Francorchamps still in contention for 2023 F1 calendar

Spa-Francorchamps still in contention for 2023 F1 calendar

25-08-2022 06:43 Last update: 09:00


While the French Grand Prix will reportedly no longer be on the 2023 F1 calendar, the Belgian Grand Prix still has a chance. Stefano Domenicali reports that talks are still ongoing between the two parties.

Belgian GP still in contention

With more entries than space on the calendar, Formula 1 has to make choices for the 2023 F1 calendar. A luxury position, but with all the new venues, this puts pressure on historic events. For example, the Grands Prix of France, Monaco and Belgium are under pressure with their expiring contracts.

On Thursday morning it was announced that F1 has announced that the French GP will disappear from the calendar. This is not yet the case for the Belgian Grand Prix. Domenicali has according to Autosport.com Domenicali that the talks between the two parties are still ongoing. The finances play an important role in this and the question is whether Spa-Francorchamps can cough it up for a few more years.

Uncertainties in China and Kyalami

Spa also seemed to become a victim of the new events, but there is still uncertainty about the Chinese Grand Prix. It is due to return in 2023, but the Covid measures, especially in the vicinity of Shanghai, are not yet such that a major event can be organised there.

Another Grand Prix that is still uncertain is the return of F1 to South Africa. Domenicali would love to send the premier class of motor racing to the Kyalami circuit, but there is still no deal with the organisers. So 2023 seems to come too soon, which leaves an opportunity for Belgium.