F1 season 2022 announced to have 23 races
Written by Tanishka Vashee, edited by Esmée Koppius
The FIA has approved Formula One’s record breaking 23 race calendar. The 2022 season is set to start off on the 20th of March at Bahrain and end in November, with Abu Dhabi being the host.
Miami will be hosting one of the two races in the USA, along with the controversial inclusion of Jeddah. China will once again be dropped from the calendar due to the ongoing pandemic conditions. It may be restored if the conditions allow.
The president and CEO of Formula One, Stefano Domenicali, released a statement on behalf of the organisation, stating that 2022 is set to be an exciting season with the addition of new circuits and the regulation changes for closer racing.
Jean Todt, FIA president added “The impressive 2022 FIA Formula One Championship calendar is the result of the great work made by Formula 1, led by Stefano Domenicali and his team, in strong synergy with the FIA.”
“Over the past two years, F1 has shown remarkable resilience. This is clearly demonstrated by the continued growth of the sport despite the important challenges of the pandemic.”
“The 23 Grands Prix in 2022 will be an exciting showcase for the all-new cars and I am looking forward to it.”