FIA F2
News 20 Oct 2021

FIA F2 announce 2022 calendar and new changes

The 2022 FIA Formula 2 Championship calendar will comprise a total of 14 rounds, all support events of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Each round will consist of two races, which means that there will be a total of 28 F2 races in 2022, making it the most sizeable calendar since the launch of the Championship back in 2017.

The season will again kick-off at the Bahrain International Circuit on 18-20 March, with the second round a week later at Jeddah on 15-27 March. The campaign will resume in Europe at Imola, Italy on 22-24 April, followed by Barcelona, Spain a month later on 20-22 May, back-to-back with Monaco on 27-29 May.

There will be one round in June, at Baku, Azerbaijan, from the 10th to the 12th, whilst the month of July will be busy with three race weekends, starting at Silverstone, UK, on 1-3 July. The following week, the paddock will travel to Spielberg, Austria on 8-10 July. Round 9 will take place at the Hungaroring in Budapest on 29-31 July.

There will be a triple-header after the summer break, which will begin at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium on 26-28 August. Zandvoort in the Netherlands will follow on 2-4 September, while Monza in Italy on 9-11 September will conclude three busy weeks. The final two rounds of the season will be hosted by Sochi, Russia on 23-25 September, and by the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on 18-20 November.

WHAT’S NEW – IN A NUTSHELL

FOR BOTH CHAMPIONSHIPS • 2 points will be awarded for Pole Position. • 1 point will be awarded for Fastest Lap (in each race). • A maximum of 39 points can be allocated per race weekend in the Driver Championships.

FORMULA 2 Sprint Race • Grid > Reverse Top 10 from Qualifying results. • Points awarded > Top 8: 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

FORMULA 3 Sprint Race • Grid > Reverse Top 12 from Qualifying results • Points awarded > Top 10: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

From next year, each round of both Championship will include one Free Practice, one Qualifying session and two races, with the Feature Races to take place on the Sunday.

As is currently the case for both Championships, Friday’s Qualifying results will decide the starting grid of Sunday’s Feature Race.

The grid for the Formula 2 Sprint Race will be determined by reversing the top 10 of Friday’s Qualifying results. For this race, the top eight classified drivers will be awarded 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points respectively.

In Formula 3, the grid for the Sprint Race will be determined by reversing the top 12 drivers from Friday’s Qualifying classification. For this race, the drivers who classify in first through to 10th will be awarded 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points respectively.

For both Championships, there will be no changes to the points allocations in the Feature Race (i.e. it will remain the same as Formula 1), which will take place on Sunday.

Additionally, starting from 2022, only two points will be awarded for Pole Position in both Championships. In each race, one point will be allocated to the driver who achieves the Fastest Lap. It will only be awarded to a driver who finishes in the top 10.

The Sporting Regulations are subject to World Motor Sport Council approval.

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