Formula One Unveils 23 Race Calendar For 2022 Season

Formula One has unveiled a 23 race calendar for 2022 season featuring the debut of Miami Grand Prix alongside four Grands Prix which are returning after a two-season absence.

Florida will host the maiden Miami Grand Prix across 6-8 May on a 19 corner racetrack around the Hard Rock Stadium complex as announced in April, with next season seeing the first of 11 races in Miami across a ten-year contract.

The addition of the Miami GP now means that Spain will form a double-header with Monaco on weekends of 20-22 and 27-29 May respectively, with the latter event moving to a traditional three-day race weekend format with Thursday Practice now being held on Fridays from next season.

Australian, Canadian, Japanese and Singapore Grands Prix are all set to return to the F1 calendar after an enforced two-season absence, as a result of the on-going Coronavirus pandemic which prevented travel to all five races this season.

F1 is set to visit Melbourne, Australia, across the weekend of 8-10 April as the Albert Park based circuit prepares to host a F1 race again after a failed attempt in 2020 saw the race weekend abandoned just hours before Friday Practice.

Canada will be paired with the Azerbaijan GP for the first time since 2016 with F1 heading to Montreal across the weekend of 17-19 June, after visiting Azerbaijan a week earlier from 10-12 June.

Singapore and Japanese Grands Prix will form the second and third races respectively in a triple-header across the weekends of 30 September-2 October and 7-9 October respectively, following the final Russian GP to be held at Sochi Autodrom from 23-25 September ahead of the race’s move to Igora Drive in 2023.

Chinese Grand Prix meanwhile remains absent for a third consecutive season due to travel restrictions and has been replaced by the Emilia Romagna GP at Imola.

Abu Dhabi has retained its traditional season finale slot with the final race of 2022 campaign set to be held at Yas Marina Circuit across the weekend of 18-20 November, in order to avoid a clash with 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar which runs from 21 November – 18 December.

Elsewhere on the calendar, Bahrain will host the season-opener on the weekend of 18-20 March as part of a season-opening double-header, after hosting the second of two pre-season tests a week earlier from 11-13 March with the first pre-season test set to be held in Barcelona, Spain from 23-25 February.

The Saudi Arabian GP will move from its end-of-season slot in 2021 to take up the second race slot in 2022 calendar, as the Jeddah Street Circuit based race takes place from 25-27 March in the second part of a Middle-East double-header after the season-opening Bahrain GP a week earlier.

Next summer’s British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone will be brought forward from its traditional mid-July slot to 1-3 July, in order to avoid a massive congestion of sports in UK that month, with various sporting events including Wimbledon and UEFA Women’s Euros all taking place on British soil.

Silverstone will also form the first race of two separate double-headers in July as F1 will then visit Austria from 8-10 July.

The French Grand Prix meanwhile moves from its late June slot to 22-24 July in a second double-header during July, which concludes with Hungarian GP from 29-31 July ahead of the 2022 summer break for all ten F1 teams.

F1 will commence the second half of the season with the first triple-header of the 2022 season consisting of; Belgian, Dutch and Italian Grands Prix on 28 August, 4 and 11 September respectively.

After two separate double-headers following the resumption of the season, F1 heads to the Americas as US and Mexico Grands Prix are paired up across weekends of 21-23 and 28-30 October.

The season concludes with a long-haul double-header starting in Brazil from 11-13 November before concluding in Abu Dhabi a week later with the final race set for 20 November.

Next season also sees the introduction of new sporting and technical regulations which are designed to create closer racing.

Round Race Date
1 Bahrain Grand Prix 18-20 March
2 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 25-27 March
3 Australian Grand Prix 8-10 April
4 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 22-24 April
5 Miami Grand Prix 6-8 May
6 Spanish Grand Prix 20-22 May
7 Monaco Grand Prix 27-29 May
8 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 10-12 June
9 Canadian Grand Prix 17-19 June
10 British Grand Prix 1-3 July
11 Austrian Grand Prix 8-10 July
12 French Grand Prix 22-24 July
13 Hungarian Grand Prix 29-31 July
14 Belgian Grand Prix 26-28 August
15 Dutch Grand Prix 2-4 September
16 Italian Grand Prix 9-11 September
17 Russian Grand Prix 23-25 September
18 Singapore Grand Prix 30 September – 2 October
19 Japanese Grand Prix 7-9 October
20 USA Grand Prix 21-23 October
21 Mexican Grand Prix 28-30 October
22 Sao Paolo Grand Prix 11-13 November
23 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 18-20 November

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