18 May 2022

F1 will not replace Russian GP as 2022 calendar stays at 22 races

The decision creates a gap of two free weekends between the end of the European season at Monza on 11 September, and the start of the run of six flyaway races in Singapore on 2 October.

The Sochi event was cancelled, along with the event’s ongoing contract, shortly after the Russian attack on Ukraine began.

F1 immediately began looking for alternative venues in a bid to keep this year’s total at 23 events.

One early contender was Qatar. The country hosted a race last…

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