Formula 1 in 2022: A calendar of 23 record races for a new sports era has been unveiled

The F1 aims for 23 GPs in the big 2022 season, with new rules and a new generation of cars; The campaign is set to begin in Bahrain on March 20 and end in Abu Dhabi on November 20 – the earliest end in 12 years; Australia, Canada, Singapore and Japan are included

Last updated: 16/10/21 7:11 am

Formula 1 has unveiled a temporary calendar for the 2022 season, ready to start a whole new era with a record amount of racing.

Starting in Bahrain in March and ending in Abu Dhabi in November with the earliest completion in more than a decade, 23 laps are planned for the first year of a revolutionary new generation of F1 cars aimed at creating exciting racing and increased competition.

23 races are also planned for 2021 before the cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic dropped the schedule to 22, so next season’s calendar would break the record if it ends, as F1 is very optimistic.

The Grand Prix in Australia, Canada, Singapore and Japan will return to the sport after they missed out on the past two seasons, although China is not included in the new schedule.

The Chinese GP, which is on the calendar but has been canceled for consecutive years, is missing due to current pandemic conditions, but we hope it will be renewed as soon as permit conditions are in place.

Instead, the Emilia Romagna GP in Imola was replaced for the fourth race in 2021, while there is also no place for Portugal or Turkey.

There is one new name on the 2022 calendar, the Miami GP in May – and America is hosting two races on the calendar for the first time since 1984.

In the announcement, CEO Stefano Domenicali said: “We are excited to be able to publish the calendar for 2022 as we prepare to enter a new era in sports.

“This season so far has been amazing with great fights on the track, a large crowd involved and fans returning to the races after the impact of the pandemic.

“We are looking forward to welcoming more fans next season and we hope that 2022 will be more normal than the life we ​​have all experienced in the last two years.

“We are very pleased with the interest in Formula 1 by places that want to host racing and the growth of the sport, and we believe we have a fantastic calendar for 2022 with destinations like Miami joining famous and historic places.

“The pandemic is still with us and so we will continue to be vigilant and safe – to protect all our staff and the communities we visit.”

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali welcomes the 2022 calendar as a 'new era' for the sport

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali welcomes the 2022 calendar as a ‘new era’ for the sport

What are the details of the 2022 calendar and how many rounds of the Sprint?

The Bahraini Grand Prix will start the season again, on March 20, followed by the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix for the weekend, which debuts as the penultimate race of the 2021 campaign on the new street track in Jeddah.

F1 then hopes to return to Albert Park in Melbourne in the third round after two years without an Australian race, as they usually went there for the season opener.

The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola, which has launched exciting races since returning to F1 2020, is next before the inaugural Grand Prix of Miami and the race around Hard Rock Stadium, home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.

The European season then begins in earnest with the May traditional Spanish and Monaco GPs, the latter now in the usual three-day format, before the Azerbaijan-Canada duel as the sport moves to Baku and Montreal. The British Grand Prix is ​​on July 3rd.

The new F1 Sprint format will be used on one-third of the planned 23-race calendar for 2022, said F1 boss Stefano Domenicali.

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The new F1 Sprint format will be used on one-third of the planned 23-race calendar for 2022, said F1 boss Stefano Domenicali.

The new F1 Sprint format will be used on one-third of the planned 23-race calendar for 2022, said F1 boss Stefano Domenicali.

After the summer break, two triple goals are scheduled, the first in Europe in Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy – as we saw this year – and the second in Russia, Singapore and Japan.

Popular races in Singapore and Japan, in Marina Bay and Suzuki, have not been held since 2019.

The season then kicks off for the title fight with consecutive games in Austin, USA and Mexico, and Brazil and Abu Dhabi to end the campaign. F1 2022 should end on November 20, at the earliest from 2010, as the campaign ends the day before the start of the World Cup in Qatar.

The race in Qatar, although on the calendar this year with its F1 debut, has been absent since 2022 before the 10-year contract kicks off the season thereafter.

F1 has not yet clarified how many of the 23 rounds will feature the Sprint format, according to which qualifiers are moved on Friday before the mini-race on Saturday sets the schedule for Sunday’s Grand Prix.

Domenicali, however, told Sky Sports F1 last month that the format – which was unveiled at Silverstone and Monza this year and will be used again in Brazil – should fill “one-third” in 2022, hinting at seven or eight weekends.

Provisional calendar F1 for 2022
March 20: Bahrain (Sakhir)
March 27: Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)
April 10th: Australia (Melbourne)
April 24: Emilia Romagna (Imola)
May 8: Miami (Miami)
May 22: Spain (Barcelona)
May 29: Monaco
June 12: Azerbaijan (Baku)
June 19: Canada (Montreal)
July 3: United Kingdom (Silverstone)
July 10: Austria (Spielberg)
July 24: France (Le Castellet)
July 31: Hungary (Budapest)
August 28: Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 4: Netherlands (Zandvoort)
September 11: Italy (Monza)
September 25: Russia (Sochi)
October 2: Singapore (Marina Bay)
October 9: Japan (Suzuka)
October 23: USA (Austin)
October 30: Mexico City
November 13: Brazil (Sao Paulo)
November 20: Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

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