Due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Formula 1 decided prior to the season that a GP would no longer be held in Russia. The organisation then started looking for a replacement, and the circuits in Qatar and Singapore were among the possibilities.
Qatar turned out not to be an option due to the World Cup taking place later this year, while a second race in Singapore also seemed unfeasible. In the end, Formula 1 came to the conclusion that the costs of the race would not outweigh the benefits.
Only one triple-header in 2022
It means that the Formula 1 calendar will no longer have 23 races this season. With 17 GPs remaining this season, the teams will also have to deal with only one triple-header. The GP in Belgium is scheduled for the end of August, followed by races in the Netherlands and Italy in the two weeks that follow.