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F1 2022

How Formula 1 weekends will be different in 2022

Formula 1 weekends will be held with a revised format for the 2022 season. Here's how a standard weekend is set to play out during the campaign ahead.

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Thursday media days are no more

The length of a Grand Prix weekend has been reduced by a day, at least for those at the top of the tree across each team.

The mandatory FIA press conferences, which have traditionally been held on Thursdays, have been pushed out and will now get underway on Friday mornings – meaning that the drivers won't necessarily have to travel until early on Fridays.

However, for those that wish to carry out a track walk, they'll still need to be there for Thursday – a three-and-a-half-hour period has been earmarked for each Thursday to allow for team track walks.

Thursday will also be used by the FIA to carry out system checks and track inspections.

Driver media day moves to Friday

Having freed up Thursday obligations, the drivers will face the media on Friday mornings, with all 20 speaking over the course of two hours – the media sessions must finish 90 minutes before the first practice session gets underway.

The FP1 session will take an hour, with a two-hour interval before the FP2 session. However, unlike in the past, the team personnel press conference usually held between the two practice sessions has been pushed out until Saturday morning.

This press conference will go ahead one-and-a-half hours prior to the start of FP3 on Saturday.

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