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F1 2022 key dates - testing, all the races

F1 2022 key dates - testing, all the races

F1 2022 key dates - testing, all the races

F1 2022 key dates - testing, all the races
GPFans Staff

The 2022 F1 season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix is just around the corner with all 10 cars launched and pre-season testing coming to a close.

The year ahead boasts new cars governed by fresh aerodynamic regulations and a record-breaking 23-race calendar crammed into 36 weeks.

Here GPFans brings you all the key dates for the weeks and months ahead which will be updated as and when any changes are made.

The Russian Grand Prix

The Russian Grand Prix was dropped from the 2022 calendar after F1 deemed it "impossible" to race in the country given its invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.

The event had been set to take place on September 25 but the slot now sits vacant.

It is understood F1 is keen to replace the Sochi race with another grand prix and maintain its 23-race schedule.

The race calendar

The opening race is on March 20 in Bahrain and concludes just eight months later on November 20 with the traditional curtain-closer of Abu Dhabi.

The reason for the earlier finish this year is due to the fact F1 did not want its events spilling over into the start of the World Cup in Qatar that commences on November 21.

There will be three sprint events after an agreement was reached to reduce the number from six.

March 20 - Bahrain [Sakhir International Circuit]

March 27 - Saudi Arabia [Jeddah Corniche Circuit]

April 10 - Australian [Albert Park, Melbourne]

April 24 - Emilia Romagna [Imola, Italy] - Sprint

May 8 - Miami [Miami International Autodrome]

May 22 - Spanish [Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona]

May 29 - Monaco

June 12 - Azerbaijan [Baku City Circuit]

June 19 - Canadian [Circuit Gilles Villeneuve]

July 3 - British [Silverstone]

July 10 - Austrian [Red Bull Ring, Spielberg] - Sprint

July 24 - French [Circuit Paul Ricard]

July 31 - Hungarian [Hungaroring, Budapest]

August 28 - Belgian [Spa-Francorchamps]

September 4 - Dutch [Circuit Zandvoort]

September 11 - Italian [Monza]

September 25 - TBC - Formerly the Russian GP

October 2 - Singapore [Marina Bay Street Circuit]

October 9 - Japanese [Suzuka]

October 23 - United States [Circuit of the Americas, Austin]

October 30 - Mexican [Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City]

November 13 - São Paulo [Interlagos] - Sprint

November 20 - Abu Dhabi [Yas Marina Circuit]

F1 2022 start times

As well as confirming the dates of the 23 races, the FIA has revealed the start times for each and every session of the coming year.

Pre-season testing

F1 completed six days of testing ahead of the 2022 season with the opening three days run in Spain at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya before the sport headed to Bahrain to conclude the running.

Porpoising was a major issue for the teams to get to grips with given the reintroduction of ground-effect technology this year with some achieving more success than others.

Feb 23-25 - Pre-season track session [Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona]

Mar 10-12 - Pre-season test [Sakhir International Circuit, Bahrain]

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