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F1 calendar to consist of 22 races in 2022

SOCHI, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 26: Pierre Gasly of France driving the (10) Scuderia AlphaTauri AT02 Honda leads Valtteri Bottas of Finland driving the (77) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W12 during the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2021 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool.

Formula 1 has confirmed that the Russian GP will not be replaced, meaning that there will be 22 races in the 2022 season.

This year’s Russian GP was canceled following the country’s military invasion of Ukraine. Later on, the event’s contract was terminated, which meant that F1 would not make a return there in the foreseeable future.

F1 had the intention to replace the canceled race. Qatar was the first option, because the Russian GP slot did not conflict with the upcoming World Cup. However, the idea had to be scrapped because of concerns regarding high air temperature.

Furthermore, there was an idea to host two races in Singapore. At the same time, Hockenheim also offered to host the race. However, the proposal had to be rejected due to logistical problems.

In the end, F1 decided not to replace the Russian GP. There will be a two-week break between the Italian GP and the Singapore GP.

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