Formula 1 World 2022: news, calendar, drivers, rankings and all the information

The 2022 Formula 1 World Championship promises to be full of news and emotions. With its 23 Grands Prix (including 2 in Italy) it will be the longest championship ever and will also see the debut of the first Chinese driver. There are also many innovations in terms of regulation and aerodynamics, with the return of the ground effect, the debut of 18 ” tires and the increase in the weight of the cars. In this article, all the essential information, the calendar, the teams and the drivers in the race.

February is the month for the official presentations of single-seaters and test drives. In March, however, the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship gets underway. In fact, on March 20, the first Grand Prix of a very long season is scheduled, destined to close only at the end of November. 10 teams and 20 drivers will battle on tracks all over the world, to snatch the trophies won in 2021 from Marx Verstappen (drivers ‘championship) and Mercedes (constructors’ championship). Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Formula 1 season.

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F1 2022 Championship: what changes in the regulation

Year after year, the F1 World Championship changes and improves, in the continuous search for adrenaline and emotions to give to all motorsport fans. The 2022 edition also continues in this vein, with the introduction of new aerodynamics and regulations, some of which are truly revolutionary.

The first and perhaps most evident is the return of the ground effect , that is an aerodynamic modification of the cars aimed at increasing the importance of the road surface while driving, favoring duels and head to head. Another big leap forward is the tire change , with Pirelli saying goodbye to the 13 ” tires to launch the 18 ” ones . And the tires will also be the protagonists of another change compared to the recent past. Unlike in 2021, in fact, the first 10 drivers on the grid will be obliged to use the same set of tires in qualifying (Q2) in the race . Therefore, at the start the single-seaters can be equipped with tires chosen ad hoc. Finally, the novelty regarding the minimum weight of the cars , which rises to 795 kg , a good 43 more than the 2021 Formula 1, deserves to be highlighted.

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The 2022 Formula 1 racing calendar

The 2022 edition of the Formula 1 World Championship will be the longest ever. In fact, the World Automobile Championship will count as many as 23 Grands Prix , of which 2 in Italy (Imola and Monza ). Australia, Canada, Japan and Singapore are back on the calendar, while Miami (Florida) makes its absolute debut . It starts on March 20 with the Bahrain Grand Prix , scheduled at the Sakhir circuit, and ends on November 20 in Abu Dhabi , on the Yas Island post office. Here is the complete program.

 

  • 17-20 MAR – Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir (Bahrain)
  • 24-27 MAR – Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
  • 7-10 APR – Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne (Australia)
  • 21-24 APR – Grand Prix of Made in Italy and Emilia Romagna – Imola (Italy)
  • 5-8 MAY – Miami Grand Prix – Miami (Florida)
  • 19-22 MAY – Spanish Grand Prix – Barcelona (Spain)
  • 26-29 MAY – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo (Monaco)
  • 09-12 JUN – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku (Azerbaijan)
  • 16-19 JUN – Canadian Grand Prix – Montreal (Canada)
  • 30-3 – JUN-JUL – British Grand Prix – Silverstone (England)
  • 7-10 JUL – Austrian Grand Prix – Spielberg (Austria)
  • 21-24 JUL – French Grand Prix – Le Castellet (France)
  • 28-31 JUL – Hungarian Grand Prix – Budapest (Hungary)
  • 25-28 AUG – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)
  • 1-4 SEP – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort (Holland)
  • 8-11 SEP – Italian Grand Prix – Monza (Italy)
  • 22-25 SEP – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi, Russia
  • 29-2 SEP-OCT – Singapore Grand Prix – Marina Bay Street Circuit (Singapore)
  • 6-9 OCT – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka (Japan)
  • 20-23 OCT – United States Grand Prix – Austin (Texas)
  • 27-30 OCT – Mexican Grand Prix – Mexico City (Mexico)
  • 10-13 NOV – Sao Paulo Grand Prix – Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  • 17-20 NOV – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Island (Abu Dhabi)

The drivers and teams that will compete for the F1 world title in 2022

If the regulations and the calendar of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship prove to be full of news, fewer surprises come instead from the list of teams and their respective drivers present at the starting grid. The teams , in fact, are the same as last year , having all reconfirmed their presence. And even on the front of the drivers who will drive the single-seaters, there are few grafts and changes. The most important news is undoubtedly the debut of the first Chinese driver in Formula 1: Guanyu Zhou , who will drive an Alfa Romeo . Also noteworthy is the arrival in Williams of Alexander Albon , who replaces George Russell , who moved to Mercedes . In turn, the British driver replaced Valtteri Bottas , who landed at the wheel of the Alfa Romeo .

Here are all the complete teams.

 

Haas

  • Mick Schumacher – confirmed
  • Nikita Mazepin – confirmed

Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen – confirmed
  • Sergio Perez – confirmed

Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel – confirmed
  • Lance Stroll – confirmed

McLaren

  • Daniel Ricciardo – confirmed
  • Lando Norris – confirmed

AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly – confirmed
  • Yuki Tsunoda – confirmed

Williams

  • Nicholas Latifi – confirmed
  • Alexander Albon – new

Ferrari

  • Charles Leclerc – confirmed
  • Carlos Sainz – confirmed

Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton – confirmed
  • George Russell – from Williams

Alpine

  • Fernando Alonso – confirmed
  • Esteban Ocon – confirmed

Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas – from Mercedes
  • Guanyu Zhou – from the Formula 2 World Championship

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