Formula 1: SHOCKING! FIA confirm cancelled Russian GP will not be REPLACED, season will now be reduced to 22 races – Check Details

Formula 1: SHOCKING! FIA confirm cancelled Russian GP will not be REPLACED, season will now be reduced to 22 races- Formula One’s 2022…

Formula 1: SHOCKING! FIA confirm cancelled Russian GP will not be REPLACED, season will now be reduced to 22 races - Check Details
Formula 1: SHOCKING! FIA confirm cancelled Russian GP will not be REPLACED, season will now be reduced to 22 races - Check Details

Formula 1: SHOCKING! FIA confirm cancelled Russian GP will not be REPLACED, season will now be reduced to 22 races- Formula One’s 2022 season will be reduced to 22 races after the sport said on Wednesday it would not be replacing the cancelled Russian Grand Prix on Sept. 25 despite interest from other countries. Follow Formula 1 updates on InsideSport.IN

Formula One had scheduled a record 23 rounds this year but the race in Sochi was called off in February and the contract terminated in early March after the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Formula 1: SHOCKING! FIA confirm cancelled Russian GP will not be REPLACED, season will now be reduced to 22 races – Check Details

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The sport had said it would fill the slot, with various options including Qatar and Turkey as well as a second race in Singapore, but there will now be an extra break before the Singapore-Japan double header.

Another race in Europe was considered too much of a logistical challenge while temperatures in Qatar — which returns to the calendar next year as part of a 10-year agreement — raised concerns.

Formula One also had to balance the commercial value of holding a 23rd race over the additional costs placed on all concerned, with teams already wrestling with inflationary pressures and more expensive hotels and flights.

The decision not to add a replacement was announced on the F1’s official website.

It means there will now be a two-weekend break between the Aug 28 to Sept. 11 European triple header of BelgiumNetherlands-Italy and Singapore-Japan on Oct 2 and 9.

Formula One is set to expand again next season, with a Las Vegas night race set to debut as a third round in the United States.

Formula 1: SHOCKING! FIA confirm cancelled Russian GP will not be REPLACED, season will now be reduced to 22 races – Check Details

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