For the upcoming season of the Premier Class, Formula 1 has drawn up a record plan. There are more races to be had than ever before – a plan that had previously failed.
Record calendar in Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel, Mick Schumacher & Co are expected to run 23 races in the coming season. Never in the history of the Premier Class have there been so many Grand Prix in one year. While there will be no races in Germany again, the event in Miami is leading the calendar with Austin as the second Grand Prix in the United States. This was announced by Formula 1 on Friday after the World Motorsport Council approved the plans.
The season starts in Bahrain from March 20. The final in Abu Dhabi has been planned for 20 November to avoid a clash with the Football World Cup in Qatar (from 21 November). Qatar is moving ahead on the calendar for the first time this year as a replacement for canceled races in Australia, and it will be a regular feature from 2023. Qatar will not host any races next year because of the Football World Cup. The Chinese Grand Prix will not take place again in 2022, instead Formula 1 will stop at Imola.
“We are excited to announce the calendar for 2022 as we prepare for a new era of sport with new rules and cars for next year that should ensure closer races,” said Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali. Said: “We look forward to welcoming more fans again next season and hope that 2022 will feel more normal than the life we all have experienced over the past two years.”
There should be a total of two so-called triple headers, ie races on three consecutive weekends. These are especially strenuous to staff teams around racing crews. “Everyone who works in logistics, including all mechanics, should be on site much earlier than us,” Mercedes sporting director Toto Wolff said recently. It is important to weigh the sales targets and burden of the dominant class. This year Formula 1 wants to get into the 22 races, that number has never been even.
Formula 1 Calendar 2022 at a glance:
March, 20: Sakhir/Bahrain
March 27: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
10. April: Melbourne/Australian
24. April: Imola / Emilia Romagna
May 8: Miami / USA
22 May: Barcelona, Spain
May 29: Monaco
12. June: Baku, Azerbaijan
19. June: Montreal Canada
July 3: Silverstone / Great Britain
July 10: Spielberg / Austria
24 July: Le Castellet / France
31 July: Budapest, Hungary
28. August: Spa / Belgium
4. September: Zandvoort / Netherlands
11. September: Monza / Italian
25. September: Sochi / Russia
October 2: Singapore
9 October: Suzuka/Japan
23 October: Austin/USA
30 October: Mexico City, Mexico
13. November: São Paulo, Brazil
20. November: abu dhabi
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