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F2 and F3 calendars confirmed for 2022 with biggest-ever seasons for both F1 support championships

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The 2022 Formula 2 and Formula 3 calendars have been announced and the second tier is set for its largest-ever season, comprising of a bumper 14 rounds, with the third tier joining Formula 1 and F2 at nine of those.

As announced in September, F2 and F3 will race together on the same weekends as F1 from 2022, reverting back from three races a weekend each, to two.

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Since its inception in 2017, F2 had previously run on a maximum of 12 Grand Prix weekends, but will now join F1 at 14 events, while F3 will match its highest tally of rounds, competing alongside both at nine different venues.

Both F2 and F3 will begin their seasons at the Bahrain Grand Prix on 18-20 March, with the second tier then heading to Saudi Arabia on the following weekend, before the two championships link up again in Imola (22-24 April) and Spain (20-22 May).

2022 Formula 2 calendar

DateVenue
18-20 MarchSakhir, Bahrain
25-27 MarchJeddah, Saudi Arabia
22-24 AprilImola, Italy*
20-22 MayBarcelona, Spain*
27-29 MayMonte Carlo, Monaco
10-12 JuneBaku, Azerbaijan
01-03 JulySilverstone, Great Britain
8-10 JulySpielberg, Austria
29-31 JulyBudapest, Hungary
26-28 AugustSpa-Francorchamps, Belgium
02-04 SeptemberZandvoort, Netherlands
9-11 SeptemberMonza, Italy
23-25 SeptemberSochi, Russia
18-20 NovemberYas Marina, UAE

*subject to contract

The second tier will then begin a street race double header, starting in Monaco the week after Barcelona, before it pitches up in Azerbaijan on 10-12 June. After that, the two categories will race together at Great Britain (1-3 July), Austria (8-10 July) and Hungary (29-31 July) ahead of the summer break.

The F3 campaign will end with a European triple header, starting with Belgium on 26-28 August, followed by the Netherlands and Italy. F2 will join the third tier at all three venues, before it goes on to race in Russia on 23-25 September, and finishes the season in Abu Dhabi on 18-20 November.

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“I am pleased to present the largest calendar we have ever had in Formula 2, with 14 rounds and 28 races,” said F2 and F3 CEO Bruno Michel. “This results from a strong will from our stakeholders to have F2 race alongside as many Formula 1 Grand Prix as possible.

“A lot of circuits have expressed their interest to have our championship added to their race weekend programme, but for costs reasons, we cannot increase the number of rounds more than we already have. This calendar will of course induce an increase of our teams’ budgets, but we will support them so that they are able to manage the extra costs.

2022 Formula 3 Calendar

DateVenue
18-20 MarchSakhir, Bahrain
22-24 AprilImola, Italy*
20-22 MayBarcelona, Spain*
01-03 JulySilverstone, Great Britain
08-10 JulySpielberg, Austria
29-31 JulyBudapest, Hungary
26-28 AugustSpa-Francorchamps, Belgium
02-04 SeptemberZandvoort, Netherlands
09-11 SeptemberMonza, Italy

*subject to contract

On the F3 calendar, Michel added: "Our 2022 Formula 3 season will start at the Bahrain International Circuit, at the opening round of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship and the new Formula 2 campaign. It will be very exciting to start altogether.

“Formula 3 will be present at two more Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2022 than in 2021. It will allow our drivers to race on additional F1 tracks compared to the most recent campaign, and to be with F2 and F1 at every event.

“As we announced it last month, we will introduce a new race weekend format from next season, with two races per event, the Feature Race taking place on Sunday."

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