Belgian Grand Prix boss Vanessa Mays has played down claims that Spa-Francorchamps is definitely missing from F1’s provisional 2023 calendar.

Belgian GP boss Vanessa Mace has played down claims that Spa-Francorchamps is definitely missing from the provisional 2023 F1 calendar.

Dutch media made the claim earlier this week, adding that it was hosting the French Grand Prix Paul Ricard will also almost certainly lose his race.

“It would be a shame to lose Spa,” said the world champion Max Verstappenwho was born in Belgium.

“This is my favorite track in the world.”

Carlos Sainz believes F1 is chasing money in places like Las Vegas and Miami and hopes the race rotation scheme can save Europe’s busy competition.

“I understand that France or Spa may not be able to afford to be on the calendar every year, but I hope that at least we can go there every two or three years,” said Ferrari driver.

Spa-Francorchamps boss Vanessa Mays, however, says that the latest news about the Belgian Grand Prix and the unpublished 2023 calendar are very unofficial.

“I would really like to know the source,” she told La Derniere Heure.

“I took this information and was assured by the FIA ​​that the teams do not have a concept calendar at all. This is pure speculation,” Mace insisted.

“Definitely there’s talk – that’s for sure. We’re nearing the end of our contract, as are Monaco and Le Castellet, and we’re still in talks about an extension.”

Indeed, she confirms that a delegation representing the Belgian Grand Prix met for talks with Formula 1 at Silverstone.

“All I can say about it is that it was positive,” Mays said. “They are aware of the improvements we made to the track last winter and we have also shown them our plans to add more entertainment to this year’s event.”

She said she also spoke personally with the F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.

“He told me he wants a future with Spa-Francorche, but he can’t say how or what yet. I believe so, and we should know in a few weeks, usually before our race at the end of August,” Mays said.

“Even if China and South Africa are confirmed, there could still be one or two places. So there’s no need to panic and I’ll keep the faith.

“Spa-Francorchamps is part of Formula 1 history.”

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