F1 2022 race schedule: How long is the summer break?

Formula 1 is in the midst of the longest season in its 72-year history for 2022 with 23 races scheduled at top-class venues around the world.

The series has been on an expansion drive since owners Liberty Media bought it from Bernie Ecclestone in 2017, with a focus on key financial regions such as the Middle East and North America.

All but one of the tracks scheduled to host a grand prix in 2022 have so far done so. This season brought a brand new United States race to the calendar in May as the Miami International Autodrome debuted as the second US event alongside the Circuit of the Americas in Texas. The Florida venue featured 19 corners around Hard Rock Stadium, home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.

Many of the tracks that drivers will be competing at this year are returning for the first time since 2019, due to the Covid-19 shutdown preventing them from hosting their regularly scheduled events. Suzuka in Japan, Marina Bay in Singapore and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Canada are fan favorites and will be welcomed back with open arms after being dropped from the calendar in 2020 and 2021, while Albert Park in Australia has been revamped by during his absence in an effort to provide more exciting matches.

A number of tracks that have stepped in to fill the gaps in the calendar left by these events will remain on the calendar in the meantime, including the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at the historic Imola circuit and the Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao.

The season started at the end of March with the Bahrain Grand Prix and will conclude with the usual Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in mid-November. F1 will finish slightly earlier than usual to avoid a clash with the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

There is already a change in the schedule after Formula 1 pulled Russia out of its race in Sochi following the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The race weekend of September 23-25 ​​has not been filled and will not be replaced.

Despite the length of the season, there will still be the usual summer break before the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa.

With this in mind, Formula 1 stressed that the calendar is provisional and subject to change, and developments with Covid-19 will no doubt be closely watched in all nations set to host a grand prix.

Here is the full 2022 Formula 1 race calendar:

ROUND 1 –BAHRAIN

Sakhir — March 18-20

2ND ROUND — SAUDI ARABIA

Jeddah — March 25-27

ROUND 3 –AUSTRALIA

Albert Park — April 8-10

ROUND 4 –EMILIA ROMAGNA

Imola — April 22-24

ROUND 5 –MIAMI

Miami International Autodrome — May 6-8

ROUND 6 –SPAIN

Barcelona — May 20-22

ROUND 7 –MONACO

Monte Carlo — 27-29

ROUND 8 – AZERBAIJAN

Baku — June 10-12

ROUND 9 – CANADA

Montreal — June 17-19

ROUND 10 – M. BRITAIN

Silverstone — July 1-3

ROUND 11 –AUSTRIA

Jeddah — July 8-10

ROUND 12 – FRANCE

Paul Ricard — July 22-24

ROUND 13 –HUNGARY

Hungaroring — July 29-31

ROUND 14 –BELGIUM

Spa-Francorchamps — August 26-28

ROUND 15 –NETHERLANDS

Zandvoort — September 2-4

ROUND 16 –ITALY

Monza — September 9-11

ROUND 17 — CANCELED

TBC — September 23-25

ROUND 18 –SINGAPORE

Marina Bay — 30-2 Sept/Oct

ROUND 19 –Japan

Suzuka — October 7-9

ROUND 20 –UNITED STATES

Circuit of the Americas — October 21-23

ROUND 21 –MEXICO

Autodrome Hermanos Rodriguez — October 28-30

ROUND 22 –BRAZIL

Interlago — November 11-13

ROUND 23 –ABU DHABI

Yas Marina — November 18-20

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