F1 has confirmed that the Chinese Grand Prix will not be replaced by any other event in the 2023 season.
The Chinese GP was initially included in the 2023 Formula 1 calendar. However, it was later canceled due to the COVID restrictions in the country.
Earlier in January, reports emerged that the Chinese GP promoters wanted to return the event to the calendar and got approval from the authorities.
On Tuesday, the story reached its conclusion as F1 announced that the Chinese GP will neither take place in 2023 nor be replaced by another race. Thus, the 2023 calendar will consist of 23 Grand Prix.
“Formula 1 can confirm that the 2023 season will consist of 23 races,” the statement read.
“This means the season will kick off with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 5, and finish up in Abu Dhabi on November 26, with the brand new Las Vegas Grand Prix joining the calendar a week before the season finale.”