F1 releases 23-race 2022 calendar

Season set to be series' longest yet, as the Chinese GP's absence is confirmed.

F1 releases 23-race 2022 calendar

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  • Australia, Singapore, Japan, Canada set to make return
  • New race in Miami scheduled for 8th May

Formula One has released the 2022 race calendar with its 23 Grands Prix ensuring that the schedule is set to be the longest in the global series’ history.

The calendar was confirmed following approval from the International Automobile Federation's (FIA) World Motor Sport Council on 15th October.

Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the series was forced to heavily revise its 2020 and 2021 schedules, with each featuring 17 and 22 races respectively.

The 2022 season will begin on 20th March in Bahrain, before Formula One travels to Saudi Arabia (27th March) and Australia (10th April) for the second and third races.

Races at Imola, Italy (24th April), Miami, US (8th May), Monaco (29th May) and Azerbaijan (12th June) will follow, before Formula One heads to Canada (19th June) following a two-year hiatus.

On 3rd July, Formula One will race in the UK, heading up a European leg of the championship in Austria (10th July), France (24th July), Hungary (31st July), Belgium (28th August), the Netherlands (4th September), Italy (11th September) and Russia (25th September).

The closing part of the 2022 season will see Formula One return to Singapore (2nd October), Japan (9th October), Texas, US (23rd October), Mexico (30th October), Brazil (13th November), ahead of the traditional season finale in Abu Dhabi.

Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chinese Grand Prix is absent from the 2022 calendar for a third year in a row.

"We are excited to announce the 2022 calendar as we prepare to enter a new era for the sport with brand new regulations and cars for next year that are designed to create closer racing," said Stefano Domenicali, president and chief executive of Formula One.

"This season has been incredible so far with great battles on the track, large audiences tuning in and fans returning to the races after the impact of the pandemic. We look forward to welcoming more fans back next season and hope 2022 feels more normal than the life we have all experienced in the past two years."

"We are very pleased with the interest in Formula One from places that want to host races and the growth of the sport, and believe we have a fantastic calendar for 2022 with destinations like Miami joining famous and historic venues. The pandemic is still with us, and we will therefore continue to be vigilant and safe – to protect all our personnel and the communities we visit."

The 2021 Formula One season continues on 22nd to 24th October at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), US.