Formula 1 bosses have decided that they will not seek a replacement for the Russian Grand Prix and the 2022 F1 calendar will have 22 races.

The Sochi event was cancelled due to the ongoing conflict between Vladimir Putin‘s country and Ukraine. 

It was scheduled for the weekend of September 23-25. But Liberty Media has opted not to fill the vacancy. 

As a result, the 2022 season will have 22 events. And, this weekend the grand circus lands in Barcelona, where the sixth Grand Prix of the current season will be held.

The news means there will be no record number of races. The F1 World Championship organisers had looked for other options – Malaysia, Qatar, double-header in Singapore, Germany. 

This is something the teams will be grateful for, even though they still have an extremely stressful calendar ahead of them.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in action during the 2020 Russian Grand Prix. Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A two-week break

Consequently, after the Italian Grand Prix at Monza (September 11) there will be a two-week break. This will be followed by races in Singapore (October 2) and Japan (October 9).

Formula 1 finishes its season earlier this year because of the 2022 World Cup. The last race will take place at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on the weekend of November 18-20.

F1 2022 Updated Race Calendar

1Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain International CircuitMarch 18-20
2Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Jeddah Corniche CircuitMarch 25-27
3Australian Grand Prix Albert ParkApril 8-10
4Emilia Romagna Grand Prix ImolaApril 22-24
5Miami Grand Prix Miami International AutodromeMay 6-8
6Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaMay 20-22
7Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de MonacoMay 27-29
8Azerbaijan Grand Prix Baku City CircuitJune 10-12
9Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles VilleneuveJune 17-19
10British Grand Prix SilverstoneJuly 1-3
11Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull RingJuly 8-10
12French Grand Prix Paul RicardJuly 22-24
13Hungarian Grand Prix HungaroringJuly 29-31
14Belgian Grand Prix Spa-FrancorchampsAugust 26-28
15Dutch Grand Prix ZandvoortSeptember 2-4
16Italian Grand Prix MonzaSeptember 9-11
17Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street CircuitSeptember 30-October 2
18Japanese Grand Prix SuzukaOctober 7-9
19United States Grand Prix Circuit of the AmericasOctober 21-23
20Mexico City Grand Prix Autodromo Hermanos RodriguezOctober 28-30
21Sao Paulo Grand Prix InterlagosNovember 11-13
22Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina CircuitNovember 18-20
F1 2022 calendar