The FIA World Council scheduled for Friday October 15 will be able to enter the history of Formula 1 for the formalization of the next calendar valid for the 2022 world championship; the latter could indeed include ben 23 race weekend, with such a high number of appointments as to have no equal in over seventy years of the Circus’s life, in addition to this, it could also include further commitments. In this sense, even before the season can start, the top car series has in fact proposed the addition of ben two winter test sessions, for a total of eight days of rehearsals, of which five consecutive. An intense pre-season activity designed to allow teams and drivers to adapt to the new single-seaters for the next world championship, which will lead to the debut of numerous and unprecedented technical innovations.
The pre-season tests, according to the post request to the World Council, would start next February 21 in Spain, and more specifically on the Circuit of Catalonia, in Montmelò. The teams would remain in Catalan soil for five days, until February 25, to then move to Bahrain for the remaining three days of testing from 10 to 12 March. The FIA will focus more attention on these last dates, which will have to evaluate the actual validity of the dispute of the sessions. According to the sporting regulations, in fact, the maximum time that must pass between the winter tests and the start of the championship must be at least ten days. If the proposal were actually approved, it would theoretically go against this legislation: the days away from the conclusion of the tests to the inauguration of the championship would in fact be eight. However, the Sakhir it would also be the venue for the first round of the world championship, with the teams that therefore will not make transfers to other tracks and will be ready for battle.
The final program concerning both the tests and the calendar will therefore be voted on by the World Council on October 15th. From that moment it will be known whether 23 matches will actually be included, with a season starting in mid-March and ending in December, just in time to avoid overlapping with the 2022 World Cup that will be held in Qatar. Besides that, you will also know the fate of Imola, ready to return to F1 to replace the appointment in China.