The 2023 Formula 1 season is now underway and looks set to be an electrifying year of racing that you won't want to miss. Check out our picks for the 3 most unmissable races on the F1 calendar in 2023 and how you can be there with premium F1 hospitality.

Last Updated: 15/05/2023 at 14:54

The 2023 season has now begun, and the top teams have picked up right where they left off, with Red Bull and Max Verstappen dominating and Mercedes and Ferrari looking to hunt them down.

The surprise of the season so far has been Aston Martins' rise to the front of the grid, with two-time F1 Drivers Champion Fernando Alonso driving like a man possessed to secure an unlikely podium place in all three races of the season so far.

As for the races themselves, there are several weekends that you will not want to miss for their own various reasons. Be it a new addition to the calendar, or a race that typically brings the most entertainment, here are the best races to attend on the F1 calendar in 2023.

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Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, or 'Imola GP' as it is otherwise known, has been a part of the Formula 1 calendar since the 1980s and takes place in the town of Imola, near Bologna.

One of the reasons why the Imola Grand Prix is so revered is because of its history. The circuit has been the site of many memorable races over the years, including the tragic weekend in 1994 when Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger lost their lives.

Despite this, the track remains a beloved part of the sport and is a testament to the bravery and skill of the drivers who compete there.

Another reason why the Imola Grand Prix is so highly regarded is because of the circuit itself. The track is challenging, with a mix of fast straights, technical corners, and elevation changes that demand the utmost from the drivers.

This makes for exciting and unpredictable races, with plenty of opportunities for overtaking and drama.

The atmosphere and ambience at the Imola circuit is always fantastic. The track is surrounded by hills and trees, giving it a natural and rustic feel, while the passionate Italian fans bring energy and enthusiasm to the race that is hard to match anywhere else in the world.

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Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Grand Prix is possibly the most prestigious race on the F1 calendar, closely followed by the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

After some worrying conversations last season that suggested Monaco may disappear from the calendar after the 2022 edition, it was confirmed to return when the schedule was released.

Admittedly, the race isn't always the most interesting as it is a tight street circuit with no real overtaking opportunities, providing a lack of entertainment for the fans. Even the drivers have criticised it, with Fernando Alonso stating it is "the most boring race ever".

But it's the appeal of Monaco that makes it a worthwhile race to attend. Racing in the harbour of Monte Carlo, going past iconic landmarks in the country, such as the Monte Carlo Casino.

Being at the Monaco Grand Prix is more than experiencing an F1 race. The whole atmosphere surrounding the race weekend makes it a one-of-a-kind experience. Monaco Grand Prix hospitality is the most incredible way to get the full luxuries that are on offer for the race.

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Spanish Grand Prix

The Spanish Grand Prix is a highly anticipated event on the Formula 1 calendar and is considered one of the most exciting races in the sport. The race occurs at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmelo, Spain. There are several reasons why the Spanish Grand Prix is a thrilling race for fans and drivers alike.

First and foremost, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is known for its challenging and diverse track layout. The circuit features a mix of high-speed corners and technical sections, which test the drivers' skill, precision, and courage.

The long main straight allows for overtaking opportunities, making for intense battles and wheel-to-wheel racing throughout the race.

Another reason that makes the Spanish Grand Prix exciting is the unpredictable weather conditions. The race takes place in early summer, and the weather in Montmelo can be unpredictable, with sudden changes in temperature and rain showers.

These changing weather conditions can create chaos on the track, forcing teams to make strategic decisions on tire choices and pit stops, significantly impacting the race outcome.

Furthermore, the Spanish Grand Prix is known for being a crucial race for teams to test and introduce upgrades to their cars. The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is a popular venue for pre-season testing, and many teams use the race as an opportunity to showcase their new developments and upgrades.

This adds an element of unpredictability to the race as teams try to gain an advantage with their latest car improvements, resulting in intense battles for positions.

Lastly, the passionate Spanish fans add to the excitement of the race. The atmosphere at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is electrifying, with thousands of fans cheering on their favourite teams and drivers.

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Honourable Mentions

For any F1 fan, attending any race is an absolute pleasure and an extraordinary occasion. So while there are the races above that we think will be feature races throughout the season, there are a number that you should also consider not missing out on.

  • British Grand Prix - As said earlier, the British GP is on Monaco's level for stature on the calendar. Silverstone is an iconic circuit that produces a brilliant race every year.
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - The last race of the year, a big celebration of the season just gone, and possibly the last battleground to decide the year's winner. Read more about how you can't go wrong at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with our blog about how to experience it best.

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