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F1 2022 calendar, testing and car launch dates

Find out the dates for testing, the car launches and the calendar for Formula 1 in 2022

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Formula 1 is set for its biggest year yet, with a record-breaking calendar and a new set of technical regulations which could shake up the pecking order.

Max Verstappen will bid to defend his title, after beating Lewis Hamilton in a controversial ending to a thrilling 2021 season.

Mercedes have won the last eight Constructors Championships and will be out to extend their unprecedented success with a ninth consecutive title.

F1 in 2022 has the potential to be another dramatic year, so you won’t want to miss a second of the action which will begin in February with pre-season testing, and conclude in November with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The 2022 Formula 1 car launch event on the Silverstone grid

F1 2022 pre-season testing dates

There will be six days of testing, with eight hours of running each day so the teams can get up to speed with their new 2022 machines.

As usual, each team can only run one car so the drivers will share the pre-season testing duties.

The first test will take place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya at the end of February, with the second and final test in Bahrain, just one week before the beginning of the season.

TestTrackDate
Test 1Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Spain)February 23-25
Test 2Bahrain International Circuit (Bahrain)March 10-12

F1 2022 Calendar

There are 23 events on the 2022 F1 calendar, and if there are no cancellations, it will set a record for the most number of races in a season.

The Australian, Canadian, Singapore and Japanese GP all return to the F1 schedule, after a three-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Miami will make its F1 debut in May, with a new street circuit around the Hard Rock Stadium who host the Miami Dolphins’ NFL games.

There are is just one triple-header on the calendar, with the Belgian, Dutch and Italian GP taking place over three consecutive weekends before the traditional flyaway events, beginning with the retuning Singapore and Japanese GP over successive weekends.

The Russian GP was originally scheduled to take place on September 23-25, but has been cancelled due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine and will not be replaced.

Just like 2021, the season will begin at the Bahrain GP in March with the finale at the Abu Dhabi in November.

F1 2022 Race Calendar

RoundEventTrackDate
1Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain International CircuitMarch 18-20
2Saudi Arabian Grand PrixJeddah Corniche CircuitMarch 25-27
3Australian Grand PrixAlbert ParkApril 8-10
4Emilia Romagna Grand PrixImolaApril 22-24
5Miami Grand PrixMiami International AutodromeMay 6-8
6Spanish Grand PrixCircuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaMay 20-22
7Monaco Grand PrixCircuit de MonacoMay 27-29
8Azerbaijan Grand PrixBaku City CircuitJune 10-12
9Canadian Grand PrixCircuit Gilles VilleneuveJune 17-19
10British Grand PrixSilverstoneJuly 1-3
11Austrian Grand PrixRed Bull RingJuly 8-10
12French Grand PrixPaul RicardJuly 22-24
13Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroringJuly 29-31
14Belgian Grand PrixSpa-FrancorchampsAugust 26-28
15Dutch Grand PrixZandvoortSeptember 2-4
16Italian Grand PrixMonzaSeptember 9-11
17Singapore Grand PrixMarina Bay Street CircuitSeptember 30-October 2
18Japanese Grand PrixSuzukaOctober 7-9
19United States Grand PrixCircuit of the AmericasOctober 21-23
20Mexico City Grand PrixAutodromo Hermanos RodriguezOctober 28-30
21Sao Paulo Grand PrixInterlagosNovember 11-13
22Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas Marina CircuitNovember 18-20
F1 2022 calendar

F1 2022 car launch dates

Haas will be the first team to showcase their 2022 car when they unveil the livery of the VF-22 on February 4.

Red Bull will be the second team to unveil their 2022 challenger, the RB18, on February 9.

Aston Martin were the first team to confirm when they will reveal their car. The AMR22 will be unveiled on February 10.

Ferrari will reveal their 2022 challenger on February 17, whilst McLaren‘s MCL36 will be launched on February 11 at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking.

Mercedes will unveil their W13 at a special launch event at Silverstone on February 18, before conducting a shakedown at the track on the same day.

AlphaTauri have announced the AT03 will be launched on February 14, whilst Alpine will reveal their 2022 car a week later.

Alfa Romeo have revealed the C42 will be formally unveiled after the Barcelona test, on February 27. It’s understood that the team will run a special livery at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Williams were the final team to announce their car launch plans. They will hold an online event on February 15 to showcase the FW44.

TeamDate
HaasFebruary 3
Red BullFebruary 9
Aston MartinFebruary 10
McLarenFebruary 11
AlphaTauriFebruary 14
WilliamsFebruary 15
FerrariFebruary 17
MercedesFebruary 18
AlpineFebruary 21
Alfa RomeoFebruary 27
F1 2022 confirmed car launch dates
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Nigel Chiu
Nigel Chiuhttps://total-motorsport.com/author/nigel-chiu/
Nigel Chiu is an NCTJ-qualified journalist who worked at Total-Motorsport for 18 months until May 2023. He has been following F1 since 2007 and hasn’t missed a Grand Prix weekend since. Nigel’s worked with several motorsport websites, plus Eurosport and subsequently went on to work with Sky Sports F1 where he travels to multiple F1 races each season.
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