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.
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
|1||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||March 18-20|
|2||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||Jeddah Corniche Circuit||March 25-27|
|3||Australian Grand Prix||Albert Park||April 8-10|
|4||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||Imola||April 22-24|
|5||Miami Grand Prix||Miami International Autodrome||May 6-8|
|6||Spanish Grand Prix||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya||May 20-22|
|7||Monaco Grand Prix||Circuit de Monaco||May 27-29|
|8||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Baku City Circuit||June 10-12|
|9||Canadian Grand Prix||Circuit Gilles Villeneuve||June 17-19|
|10||British Grand Prix||Silverstone||July 1-3|
|11||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||July 8-10|
|12||French Grand Prix||Paul Ricard||July 22-24|
|13||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||July 29-31|
|14||Belgian Grand Prix||Spa-Francorchamps||August 26-28|
|15||Dutch Grand Prix||Zandvoort||September 2-4|
|16||Italian Grand Prix||Monza||September 9-11|
|17||Singapore Grand Prix||Marina Bay Street Circuit||September 30-October 2|
|18||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka||October 7-9|
|19||United States Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||October 21-23|
|20||Mexico City Grand Prix||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||October 28-30|
|21||Sao Paulo Grand Prix||Interlagos||November 11-13|
|22||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina Circuit||November 18-20|