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Overview 2022 season

Bahrain - Bahrain

Bahrain International Circuit

March 18 – 20, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 2004
  • Number of laps: 57
  •  Circuit length: 5.412 km
  • Race distance: 308.238 km
  • Lap record held by Pedro de la Rosa (2005): 1:31.447

The track is situated in the middle of the desert – a circumstance that gives the race a unique atmosphere but also poses a unique problem: sand blowing on to the circuit, which has led to the preventative measure of spraying adhesive on the surrounding desert.

Saudi Arabia – Jeddah

Jeddah Corniche Circuit

March 27 – 30, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 2021
  • Number of laps: 50
  • Circuit length: 6.174 km
  • Race distance: 308.45 km
  • Lap record held by Lewis Hamilton (2021): 1:30.734

Fast. Very fast. Average speeds around the Jeddah Corniche Circuit are around 250km/h – quicker than those at Silverstone, and second on the 2022 calendar only to Monza – aka ‘The Temple of Speed’. It is, quite simply, the fastest street circuit ever seen in Formula 1

Australia – Melbourne

Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit

April 08 – 10, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 1996
  • Number of laps: 58
  • Circuit length: 5.278 km
  • Race distance: 306.124 km
  • Lap record held by Charles Leclerc (2022): 1:20.260

Albert Park can be quite bumpy, while the circuit at the start of the weekend is often slippery, rubbering in as the sessions progress. It’s also a circuit that requires a well-sorted chassis, with several spots on the track where the drivers require a reactive front end to allow them to chuck it into a corner – the main one being the rapid Turn 11-12 chicane. Melbourne is also one of the faster tracks on the calendar, with Lewis Hamilton’s 2019 pole lap set at an average of over 235km/h.

Italy – Emilia Romagna

Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari

April 22 – 24, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 1980
  • Number of laps: 63
  • Circuit length: 4.909 km
  • Race distance: 309.049 km
  • Lap record held by Lewis Hamilton (2020): 1:15.484

Imola is in the heart of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. With high entry speeds at corners like Acque Minerali, it’s a track that gives an adrenaline rush to fans and drivers alike.

USA – Miami

Miami International Autodrome

May 06 – 08, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 2022
  • Number of laps: 57
  • Circuit length: 5.412 km
  • Race distance: 308.326 km
  • Lap record held by Max Verstappen (2022): 1:31.361

A street-track spectacular. With the Hard Rock Stadium at its epicentre, the 5.41km layout will feature 19 corners, three straights, potential for three DRS zones, and an estimated top speed of 320km/h. There are elevation changes too, the main one found between Turns 13 and 16, with the track heading over an exit ramp and under various flyovers across uneven ground. The Turn 14-15 chicane, meanwhile, has an uphill approach, with a crest in the middle, and then drops down on exit.

Spain – Barcelona

Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya

May 20 -22, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 1991
  • Number of laps: 66
  • Circuit length: 4.675 km
  • Race distance: 308.424 km
  • Lap record held by Max Verstappen (2021): 1:18.149

The track is a good mix of high- and low-speed corners, with a challenging right-hander on Turn 3 that drivers love to take advantage of during winter testing to evaluate the balance of their cars.

Monaco – Monte Carlo

Circuit de Monaco

May 27 – 29, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 1950
  • Number of laps: 78
  • Circuit length: 3.337 km
  • Race distance: 260.286 km
  • Lap record held by Lewis Hamilton (2021): 1:12.909

The Monaco Grand Prix is a favorite among drivers from every era of motor racing. Incredibly narrow and fast, the iconic street circuit requires maximum concentration at all times: one small mistake and your race could be over. It’s also home to the slowest corner on the F1 calendar, the Loews Bend.

Azerbaijan – Baku

Baku City Circuit

June 10 – 12, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 2016
  • Number of laps: 51
  • Circuit length: 6.003 km
  • Race distance: 306.049 km
  • Lap record held by Charles Leclerc (2019): 1:43.009

With a mix of wide, open straights and tight, twisty corners the Baku City Circuit is a racing driver’s paradise. The teams are forced to decide between low drag and high-downforce setups: overtaking speed on the main straight or cornering speed through old towns streets.

Canada –  Montréal

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

June 17 – 19, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 1978
  • Number of laps: 70
  • Circuit length: 4.361 km
  • Race distance: 305.27 km
  • Lap record held by Valtteri Bottas (2019): 1:13.078

With its stop-start nature the Canadian Grand Prix is famed for the heavy braking zone at the turn 10 hairpin. The track is also home to the ‘Wall of Champions’ where in 1999 Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve and Michael Schumacher all crashed throughout the weekend.

UK – Northamptonshire

Silverstone Circuit

July 01 – 03, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 1950
  • Number of laps: 52
  • Circuit length: 5.891 km
  • Race distance: 306.198 km
  • Lap record held by Max Verstappen (2020): 1:27.097

Lewis Hamilton compared a flat-out lap of Silverstone to flying a fighter jet, which should tell you everything you need to know. With iconic features like Maggots and Becketts, plus the newly named Hamilton Straight, we can’t wait to see F1 back on the track for the 76th time.

Austria – Spielberg

Red Bull Ring

July 08 – 10, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 1970
  • Number of laps: 71
  • Circuit length: 4.318 km
  • Race distance: 306.452 km
  • Lap record held by Carlos Sainz (2020): 1:05.619

Topping qualifying in 2020 with a time of 1:02:939, Valtteri Bottas proved the Red Bull Ring is one of the fastest laps in modern F1. Rewarding high-power throughout the up-hill first sector, a good start here is vital.

France – Le Castellet

Circuit Paul Ricard

July 22 – 24, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 1971
  • Number of laps: 53
  • Circuit length: 5.842 km
  • Race distance: 309.690 km
  • Lap record held by Sebastian Vettel (2019): 1:32.740

At 5.842km, Circuit Paul Ricard is the 5th longest track on the 2021 racing calendar. With many overtaking opportunities, drivers love the 290kph right-hander of Signes followed by the Beausset bend where they’ll feel the force of 5 lateral G’s.

Hungary – Budapest

Hungaroring

July 29 – 31, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 1986
  • Number of laps: 70
  • Circuit length: 4.381 km
  • Race distance: 306.63 km
  • Lap record held by Lewis Hamilton (2020): 1:16.627

With its high-speed series of corners, the Hungaroring rewards high levels of downforce and rigid chassis. Finding a good rhythm is key to putting in a fast lap time here, an extra 5kph on any bend can make all the difference.

Belgium – Stavelot

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

August 26 – 28, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 1950
  • Number of laps: 44
  • Circuit length: 7.004 km
  • Race distance: 308.052 km
  • Lap record held by Valtteri Bottas (2018): 1:46.286

Spa-Francorchamps is home to the iconic uphill sequence of Raidillon, more commonly referred to as Eau Rouge. Modern F1 cars hit upwards of 300kph here, all while the driver experiences a 1.7G compression and is often surrounded by other cars.

Netherlands – Zandvoort

Circuit Zandvoort

September 02 – 04, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 1952
  • Number of laps: 72
  • Circuit length: 4.259 km
  • Race distance: 306.587 km
  • Lap record held by Lewis Hamilton (2021): 1:11.097

Zandvoort proved itself a popular return to the calendar in 2021 after 36 years away. The 4.259km track is host to a banked corner with 18 degrees of slope, creating the greatest set-up and tire wear challenge since Indianapolis back in 2007.

Italy – Monza

Autodromo Nazionale Monza

September 09 – 11, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 1950
  • Number of laps: 53
  • Circuit length: 5.793 km
  • Race distance: 306.720 km
  • Lap record held by Rubens Barrichello (2004): 1:21.046

Monza is an iconic, purpose-built racetrack where drivers spend over 80% of a lap at full throttle and hit speeds of 340kph and more on the 1.1km main straight.

Singapore –  Singapore

Marina Bay Street Circuit

September 30 – October 02, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 2008
  • Number of laps: 61
  • Circuit length: 5.063 km
  • Race distance: 308.706 km
  • Lap record held by Kevin Magnussen (2018): 1:41.905

A combination of high humidity, bumpy road surfaces, complex corners and a demanding 23 corner layout results in drivers losing up to 3kg during a race here. The unique layout also provides great spectator entertainment as the cars travel under the grandstand at turn 18.

Japan –  Suzuka

Suzuka International Racing Course

October 07 – 09, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 1987
  • Number of laps: 53
  • Circuit length: 5.807 km
  • Race distance: 307.471 km
  • Lap record held by Lewis Hamilton (2019): 1:30.983

Suzuka remains one of the ultimate driving challenges, with its snaking ‘S’ Curves, demanding right-hander Degners and the iconic 130R bend. Michael Schumacher still holds the record for the most repeat wins here with his tally of 6.

USA – Austin

Circuit of the Americas

October 21 – 23, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 2012
  • Number of laps: 56
  • Circuit length: 5.513 km
  • Race distance: 308.405 km
  • Lap record held by Charles Leclerc (2019): 1:36.169

Purpose built and first opened in 2012, the Circuit of the Americas has witnessed some epic racing action in its short life. From his last win for McLaren in 2012 to two championship wins, the track has provided a lot of good memories for 7x World Champion Lewis Hamilton.

Mexico – Mexico City

Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

October 28 – 30, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 1963
  • Number of laps: 71
  • Circuit length: 4.304 km
  • Race distance: 305.354 km
  • Lap record held by Valtteri Bottas (2021): 1:17.774

Another circuit to provide Lewis Hamilton with two World Championship wins, the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is the highest track on the racing calendar at 2,240m above sea level. The track still largely follows its original layout from 1959, making it a treasure chest for some of F1’s most memorable moments.

Brazil – São Paulo

Autódromo José Carlos Pace

November 11 – 13, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 1973
  • Number of laps: 71
  • Circuit length: 4.309 km
  • Race distance: 305.879 km
  • Lap record held by Valtteri Bottas (2018): 1:10.540

First scheduled in the wake of the success of Brazilian driver Emerson Fittipaldi, Interlagos first hosted F1 in 1973. With drastic changes in camber from turns 6 to 11 and through its final banked bend, having a good suspension setup is key.

UAE – Abu Dhabi

Yas Marina Circuit

November 18 – 20, 2022

  • First Grand Prix: 2009
  • Number of laps: 58
  • Circuit length: 5.281 km
  • Race distance: 306.183 km
  • Lap record held by Max Verstappen (2021): 1:26.103

Yas Marina is crowned by a 1.2km straight with slow corners at both ends, which makes for an overtaking hotspot. Another highlight is the right-handed run through turns 15, 16 and 17, where drivers brake with a huge lateral load on the car, often causing the front inside wheel to lock.