The 2022 F1 calendar was announced by the FIA World Motorsports Council earlier today. Next year the championship will undertake a record-breaking 23 race season. The season-opener will take place in Bahrain on 20 March and the finale in Abu Dhabi on 20 November.

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New addition

There will be a new addition to the 2022 F1 calendar in the form of a race in Miami. This will be the first of two races in the United States. Imola, added to make up the 2020 calendar, remained in 2021 and will continue to do so. Turkey, which has produced two action-packed races in as many years, will not be on the 2022 schedule.

“The 2022 season follows an unprecedented two years for Formula 1 in which the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a revised calendar of 17 races in 2020 and 22 races in 2021 – a huge achievement given the international nature of the sport,” said F1 in a statement.

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“It has been fantastic to welcome fans back to events this year, and we will continue to ensure this is done safely and in line with national guidelines. The pandemic has continued to present challenges to the 2021 season, but the entire sport has shown its ability to react and adapt to the challenges as they have arisen. While we hope the virus recedes further in the coming months for everyone around the world, we will continue to closely monitor the situation and work closely with the promoters and national authorities.”

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President and CEO of Formula 1 Stefano Domenicali (above) said: “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.” See video below for more info on the new racer.

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“We are very pleased with the interest in Formula 1 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.”