Formula 1 have announced a 23-round calendar for the 2022 season.
As revealed by RacingNews365.com, the season will start in Bahrain on 20 March and end in Abu Dhabi on 20 November.
The Australian, Canadian, Singapore and Japanese Grands Prix all return to the F1 schedule after being absent since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2022 F1 calendar
|2||Saudi Arabia||27 March|
|4||Emilia Romagna*||24 April|
|5||United States (Miami)**||8 May|
|10||Great Britain||3 July|
|16||Italy (Monza)||11 September|
|20||United States (Austin)*||23 October|
|23||Abu Dhabi||20 November|
*Subject to contract
**Subject to FIA circuit homologation
F1 heads to Miami
A key change to the calendar is that the Chinese Grand Prix will not take place next year, so Imola (Emilia Romagna) has stepped into the traditional April slot that is usually held by Shanghai.
New arrival Miami will feature on 8 May, followed by the next back-to-back sequence in Spain (22 May) and Monaco (29 May). In a change to the usual format, Monaco is expected to move to a Friday/Saturday/Sunday weekend, having traditionally held practice on Thursday.
Despite the almost 9,000km between them, Azerbaijan (12 June) and Canada (19 June) have also been twinned.
Back-to-backs will follow in Great Britain (3 July) and Austria (10 July), and France (24 July) and Hungary (31 July).
A busy second half
Hungary (31 July) and Belgium (28 August) take up their usual spots on either side of the summer break. As per 2021, Spa-Francorchamps will be quickly followed by trips to Zandvoort in the Netherlands (4 September) and Monza (11 September) as part of a triple-header.
Another consecutive trio of races follow; Russia is scheduled for 25 September, with the returning Singapore and Japanese Grands Prix on the first two weekends in October.
In the final stages of the season, the United States (Austin) and Mexico will run across the final two weekends of October, with Brazil (13 November) and Abu Dhabi (20 November) bringing the championship to a close.