Formula One on Tuesday provisionally added a first race in Las Vegas to the schedule for next year, taking the total to a record 24.
The season is to start in Bahrain on March 5 and finish in Abu Dhabi more than nine months later on Nov. 26.
Las Vegas is to be the penultimate round as F1 quickly adds a third race in the US after Miami joined the schedule this season.
The Las Vegas race is subject to “homologation,” or official approval of the circuit by the FIA, the motorsport’s governing body.
The Chinese Grand Prix, last raced in 2019, returns, as does the Qatar Grand Prix at Losail, which made its debut last year, but is not being raced this year.
The French Grand Prix, first raced in 1906, making it the oldest Grand Prix, was dropped.
It was previously dropped from 2009 to 2017 before returning at Le Castellet.
The Sochi Grand Prix, scratched this year following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, does not return.
Two races considered under threat — Belgium and Monaco — were retained.
“Formula 1 has unprecedented demand to host races and it is important we get the balance right for the entire sport,” Formula One president Stefano Domenicali said.
The global distribution of races continues to shift. There are nine in Europe, eight in Asia, four in North America and one each in South America and Australia.
“The presence of 24 races on the 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar is further evidence of the growth and appeal of the sport on a global scale,” FIA president Mohammed ben Sulayem said.
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