Formula 1 has announced the race calendar for the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. A record-breaking 23-race schedule features the inaugural Miami Grand Prix and the return of the Australian, Canadian, Singapore and Japanese Grands Prix – all of which have been absent for two seasons due to the covid-19 pandemic. The F1 Sprint format, which was debuted this year and sees qualifying take place on Friday, sprint qualifying on Saturday and the grand prix on Sunday, is set to make up at least a third of the 2022 calendar.
Just as it did in 2021, the season will get underway in Bahrain, on 20 March. The Saudi Arabia Grand Prix will be the second stop on the calendar, while the Australian and Emilia Romagna Grands Prix will follow in April.
After the Miami Grand Prix on 8 May, there will be a Spain-Monaco double-header. The Azerbaijan and Canadian Grands Prix make up another double-header in June before the British Grand Prix on 3 July, which will be followed by races in Austria and France.
The Hungarian and Belgian Grands Prix will bookend the summer break on 31 July and 28 August, respectively. The Belgian, Dutch and Italian Grands Prix will form a triple-header, just as they did in 2021, and another will follow consisting of the Russian, Singapore and Japanese Grands Prix.
F1 will return to America in October for the United States Grand Prix before heading south for races in Mexico and Brazil, while the season will have its earliest finish in almost a decade when it reaches its climax at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit on 20 November.
The 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship is as follows:
|27 March||Saudi Arabia||Jeddah|
|24 April||Emilia Romagna||Imola*|
|3 July||United Kingdom||Silverstone|
|24 July||France||Le Castellet|
|30 October||Mexico||Mexico City|
|13 November||Brazil||Sao Paulo|
|20 November||Abu Dhabi||Abu Dhabi|
* subject to contract
**subject to FIA circuit homologation
Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing, commented:
“The 2022 Formula 1 calendar illustrates the popularity and increased demand for our sport around the world and its ability to attract new audiences. We’re looking forward to the continued return of fans trackside as the sport enters an exciting new era of even more intense competition under the new regulations.”
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