The 2022 FIA Formula 3 Championship calendar has been announced today. It will comprise a total of nine rounds, all support events of the FIA Formula 2 Championship and the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. As announced previously, following a change in the race weekend format, each round in 2022 will be made of two races.
The campaign will open overseas at the Bahrain International Circuit on 18-20 March, on the same weekend of the first Formula 1 Grand Prix of the year and the start of Formula 2’s 2022 season. The F3 paddock will then fly back to Europe for its second round at Imola, Italy, on 22-24 April, followed by Barcelona, Spain, a month later, on 20-22 May.
The action will resume at Silverstone, UK, on 1-3 July, back-to-back with Spielberg, Austria on 8-10 July. Round 6 will wrap up a busy month at Budapest, Hungary on 29-31 July.
The 2022 F3 season will conclude on a triple-header after the summer break, which will commence at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium on 26-28 August. Zandvoort in the Netherlands will follow on 2-4 September, while Monza in Italy on 09-11 September will end the campaign.
CEO Bruno Michel said: "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 all together.
“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."