China misses out on document 23-race F1 calendar in 2022



Formula One grand prix

FILE PHOTO: Formulation One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – November 1, 2020 Basic view through the race Pool through Reuters/Davide Gennari

China was dropped from the Formulation One calendar for a 3rd successive yr on Friday as a document 23-race schedule for 2022 was launched.

“On account of ongoing pandemic circumstances, China is not going to be included on the 2022 calendar. China will likely be restored to the calendar as quickly as circumstances enable,” stated an announcement from governing physique, the FIA.

The Chinese language GP at Shanghai will likely be changed by the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola on April 24.

The 2022 season will begin in Bahrain on March 20 and end again within the Gulf at Abu Dhabi on November 20.

Subsequent yr’s schedule additionally continues a gradual progress within the variety of occasions as worldwide sport emerges from the pandemic.

In 2020, there have been 17 F1 races, which rose to 22 for this yr’s world championship.

Subsequent season, Australia, Canada, Singapore and Japan are all set to return after being axed in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19 and subsequent well being restrictions.

A brand new race in Miami has additionally been confirmed for Might 8 as america hosts two occasions with Austin pencilled in on October 23.

“We’re excited to announce the 2022 calendar as we put together to enter a brand new period for the game with model new laws and vehicles for subsequent yr which are designed to create nearer racing,” stated Stefano Domenicali, the president of F1.

“This season has been unbelievable up to now with nice battles on the observe, massive audiences tuning in and followers returning to the races after the impression of the pandemic.

“We look ahead to welcoming extra followers again subsequent season and hope 2022 feels extra regular than the life we now have all skilled previously two years.”

The 2022 season will end three weeks sooner than the 2021 version to keep away from a conflict with the soccer World Cup in Qatar which kicks off the day after the Abu Dhabi F1 finale.

There will likely be two triple-headers and 7 back-to-back races subsequent yr, a tightly-packed schedule which might result in criticism from groups over stress ranges for workers.

It additionally stays to be seen whether or not or not the experiment with qualifying dash races, launched this yr, returns in 2022.

A choice will likely be made after the third and remaining dash race on the Brazilian GP from November 12 to 14, stated the F1 Fee.

The 2022 season can even see the introduction of latest vehicles with redesigned aerodynamics to permit drivers the prospect to observe and overtake with larger ease in a sport criticized for its typically processional nature.

2022 Formulation One calendar

March 20: Bahrain, Sakhir

March 27: Saudi Arabia, Jeddah

April 10: Australia, Melbourne

April 24: Emilia Romagna, Imola*

Might 8: Miami, Miami**

Might 22: Spain, Barcelona*

Might 29: Monaco, Monaco

June 12: Azerbaijan, Baku

June 19: Canada, Montreal

July 3: Nice Britain, Silverstone

July 10: Austria, Spielberg

July 24: France, Le Castellet

July 31: Hungary, Budapest

August 28: Belgium, Spa-Francorchamps

September 4: Netherlands, Zandvoort

September 11: Italy, Monza

September 25: Russia, Sochi

October 2: Singapore, Singapore*

October 9: Japan, Suzuka

October 23: United States, Austin*

October 30: Mexico, Mexico Metropolis

November 13: Brazil, Sao Paulo

November 20: Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina

* topic to contract

** topic to FIA circuit approval

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