Chinese GP hopes ended as F1 sticks to 23-race schedule

Charles Leclerc driving for Ferrari during the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix (by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Formula 1 has today (Tuesday) confirmed that its 2023 season will remain at 23 races, ending hopes of the Chinese Grand Prix returning to the schedule or an alternative event being found.

On December 2, F1 announced that the Chinese GP would be missing from the race calendar for the fourth consecutive season. The motor-racing championship confirmed the news following talks with the promoter and relevant authorities. It said the 2023 Chinese GP would not take place due to the “ongoing difficulties presented by the Covid-19 situation”.

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