A start in Bahrain
It's September already, but F1 still has no clarity on the calendar for next season. In fact, with one more race on 'TBC', even the current season's calendar is not complete. That is probably the reason why there is still no clarity about the next calendar, but some pieces of the puzzle have already fallen into place.
According to the Austrian media, F1 will start with a test week in Barcelona, followed by another test week in Bahrain. After that test, the season will start one week later with the Bahrain Grand Prix. One week later the GP of Saudi Arabia is scheduled. Melbourne and Shanghai would follow and thus return to the calendar after two years.
Miami on the calendar
New on the Formula 1 calendar is the Miami Grand Prix. In contrast with the other American races, it is early on the calendar. On May 8th this race should be held, while the race in Austin remains in November. With Miami so early on the calendar, it would have been more practical to have a double race with the race in Montreal but according to this prediction, those races will be split by the races in Barcelona, Monaco and Baku.
The Dutch Grand Prix will also return to the calendar, but will not do so in May. The original idea of the GP of the Netherlands was to become the first European race, but after the success of the last edition, a stay in September seems therefore the ideal solution for all parties.
The expected calendar for 2022:
Test week 1 in Barcelona: 23-25 February
Test week 2 in Bahrain: 11-13 March
Grand Prix of Bahrain: 20 March
Saudi Arabia Grand Prix: 27 March
Australian Grand Prix: April 10
Chinese Grand Prix: April 17th
Grand Prix of Miami: 8 May
Spanish Grand Prix: 21 May
Grand Prix of Monaco: 28 May
Grand Prix of Azerbaijan: 12 June
Grand Prix of Canada: 19 June
Grand Prix of Great Britain: July 3
Grand Prix of Austria: 10 July
Grand Prix of France: 17 July
Grand Prix of Hungary: 31 July
Grand Prix of Belgium: 28 August
Grand Prix of The Netherlands: 4 September
Grand Prix of Italy: 11 September
Grand Prix of Russia: 25 September
Grand Prix of Singapore: 9 October
Grand Prix of Japan: 16 October
Grand Prix of Mexico: 30 October
Grand Prix of the United States: 6 November
Grand Prix of Brazil: 20th November
Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi: fourth of December