The sprint races that Formula 1 has already rehearsed in two Grands Prix this year (Silverstone and Monza), in the absence of a repeat format in Brazil next November, will continue in the future. The CEO of Formula 1, Stefano Domenicali, has confirmed that in the 2022 calendar there will be more than double of which we have seen in 2020.
“Most of the comments we have received have been very positive. It has been an incredible success,” the Italian leader praised Sky Sports F1, who explained that for next year “the idea is to do sprint races in more or less in a third of the events of 2022”, that is to say between seven or eight grand prizes.
Domenicali has also acknowledged that the two tests carried out in Great Britain and Italy this year have generated some negative comments “that will be taken into account to make an improvement in the competition format”, while announcing that there will be “a different way of distributing rewards and points. ”
“I can anticipate that the 2022 calendar will surely include 23 races,” he confirms. Domenicali, which thus foresees reaching a record number of grand prizes that was also planned for 2021, but which due to the COVID-19 pandemic will remain at 22.
The season will start again in mid-March, but will end in mid-November due to the Soccer World Cup 2022 to be held in Qatar. This implies that the course will conclude earlier than this year (December 12, 2021). But that also means there will be more races in less time.