F4 UAE announces 2023 provisional calendar and F1 non-championship support race

Aug 04,2022
  • Series expands beyond UAE to include Kuwait Motor Town
  • Dubai Autodrome and Yas Marina Circuit to host two rounds apiece
  • 2023 season kicks off on January 9 with pre-season test in Dubai
  • Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix non-championship support race set for November 2022

United Arab Emirates (August 4, 2022) – F4 UAE has announced its 2023 season provisional calendar, which sees the series expanding beyond the country for the first time with a round at the FIA Grade I, Hermann Tilke-designed Kuwait Motor Town. The five-stop season also includes two rounds apiece at the Dubai Autodrome and Yas Marina Circuit, and gets underway with a pre-season test in Dubai on January 9-10. In addition, the series will support the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November this year with a non-championship race.

The 2023 F4 UAE calendar mirrors that of the Formula Regional Asian Championship (FRAC), with the two series following the same format of three races per round, for a total of 15 races over the season. With no fewer than 28 expressions of interest already lodged with organizers, indications point to a record F4 UAE season.

The opening round is scheduled for January 13-14, following the two-day pre-season test at the Dubai Autodrome, after which the series moves to the Yas Marina Circuit for round two the following weekend. The championship then travels outside the UAE for the first time in its history when it makes its debut at the Kuwait Motor Town on February 2-3. Opened in 2019, and located 56km south of the capital Kuwait Town, the impressive 5.609km Grand Prix track configuration features 20 turns and runs anti-clockwise.

Returning to Dubai for Round 4 from February 11-12, the season finale will once again be held at the Yas Marina Circuit with the final triple header of the year on February 18-19.

In addition to announcing the provisional calendar, EMSO and newly-appointed promoter Top Speed have announced a non-championship race in support of the 2022 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this November. As the final round of the Formula 1 World Championship, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will give junior single seater drivers an unrivalled opportunity to demonstrate their skill to the sport’s most influential decision makers.





January 9-10

Dubai Autodrome, UAE

Pre-Season Test

January 13-14

Dubai Autodrome, UAE

Round 1 (Races 1-3)

January 21-22

Yas Marina Circuit, UAE

Round 2 (Races 4-6)

February 2-3

Kuwait Motor Town, Kuwait

Round 3 (Races 7-9)

February 11-12

Dubai Autodrome, UAE

Round 4 (Races 10-12)

February 18-19

Yas Marina Circuit, UAE

Round 5 (Races 13-15)

About EMSO

One of the oldest national organizations in the United Arab Emirates, the Emirates Motorsports Organization (previously the Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE), has played a leading role in the development of motorsport at both national and international levels since its inception in 1965.

Today, it governs approximately 140 competitive events forming the UAE motorsport calendar, and covering disciplines such as circuit racing, rallying, drag racing and motocross.

The EMSO is the country’s sole representative of the FIA, automobile sport's world governing body, and its motorcycling and karting equivalents, the FIM and CIK respectively. Its primary responsibilities are to promote the safe and sustainable growth of motorsport in the UAE, and to ensure all events are run fairly and to regulation.

The organization is also a member of FIVA, the international body for classic vehicles, and the IRU, the International Road Transport Union. The EMSO is accredited by the UAE National Olympic Committee.

About Top Speed

Established in 2008, Top Speed has played an intrinsic role in the rapid development of motorsport across Asia over the last fourteen years. Providing a wide spectrum of services – from race organization, technical and logistical support to event and sponsorship management – Top Speed has played an integral role in series such as the Formula Regional Asian Championship Certified by FIA, Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific, Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia, Porsche Sports Cup China, Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup, Formula Masters China Series and Scirocco Cup. In addition, Top Speed enjoys a long-term, close cooperation with the GT World Challenge Asia.


Headquartered in Shanghai, Top Speed also has offices in Hong Kong, Dubai and Malaysia.


August 4, 2022

Issued by PR Plus Limited on behalf of Top Speed.

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