An expected start and the return of a classic: Formula 1 announces the 2022 calendar, the longest in its history.

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The highest category of world motorsport announced that the next season would have 23 Grands Prix for the first time.

Formula 1 is in its definition phase. Only six races remain for the end of the championship. Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are the great candidates to win the drivers' title in a heads-up between Red Bull and Mercedes, the two teams with the most significant prominence in the category. While waiting to find out who will win the jackpot, the organization announced the 2022 calendar.

For the first time in history, F1 will have 23 Grands Prix in one season. As approved by the World Council of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), the tentative calendar of the campaign that will have a revolutionary plan will begin on March 20 in Bahrain. It will end seven months later, on November 20, at the circuit of Abu Dhabi.

Among the venues to be highlighted is the race in Miami, the first of two to be held in the United States. On the weekend of May 4-6, around the lavish Hard Rock Stadium, a space used by the NFL's Miami Dolphins, construction of the Miami International Autodrome is being completed. This new circuit will be more than 5,400 kilometers long with 19 curves and will become one of the great new attractions of the Great Circus. The other competition in the US will be held in Austin (October 23).

One of the countries that regain its place on next year's calendar is Australia. At the Albert Park racetrack in Melbourne, the date 3 of the season (April 10) will be organized after its absence in 2021 for health reasons in the country of Oceania. In the same sense, the one that will be absent from the calendar in 2022 will be China, which will not be from the game "due to ongoing pandemic conditions," F1 said in its official presentation. He added that "China will return to the calendar as soon as conditions allow."

"The 2022 season is after two unprecedented years for Formula 1, which resulted in 17 races in 2020 and a revised schedule of 22 races in 2021 as a result of the Cove 19 epidemic, a huge success. Of," he said. The category in the announcement of the next campaign.

Another Grand Prix that will not be repeated in 2022 will be Portugal, which was added this year to facilitate teams' mobility and connections with other dates in Europe. However, beyond its floor in the Old Continent, other iconic circuits remain like Imola (April 24), Montmeló in Barcelona (May 22), the classic race on the streets of Monaco (May 29), Silverstone (July 3), Spa-Francorchamps (August 28) and Monza (September 11).

Unlike this season, which also by decision of the local authorities was not disputed, another GP that signed its return is that of Japan at the traditional Suzuka circuit. This year, the competition weekend was rescheduled and ran at Istanbul Park, the racetrack located in the capital of Turkey.

"We are delighted to be interested in Formula 1 for hosting races and sporting developments, and we are confident that we have a great calendar for 2022 that includes destinations like Miami, famous and historic. However, the pandemic is still with us. Therefore, we will continue to be vigilant and safe to protect all of our staff and the communities we visit," said Stefano Domenicali, the president and CEO of Formula 1.

For his part, Jean Todt, a former Ferrari director at the time of Michael Schumacher and current FIA President, added: "The 23 Grands Prix in 2022 will be an exciting showcase for brand new cars, and I am looking forward to it."

The last three competitions of the season, except for some modification announced before the end of the year or during the following season, will be in Mexico (October 28-30) at the legendary Interlagos circuit in Brazil (November 11-13 ). The final date will run from 18 to 20 in the United Arab Emirates.