It's lights out on the 2022 Formula 1 world championship.
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton gave F1 fans a season for the ages in 2021. There were crashes, there were words, there was controversy and it all ended up with Verstappen dethroning Hamilton as world champion. (Also, Michael Masi dethroned as race director.)
After an offseason of speculation of retirement after the way the 2021 season controversially ended, Hamilton is returning for another year in a Mercedes car, but this time has a new teammate. After getting a tease at the end of the 2020 season, now-former Williams driver George Russell will now team with Hamilton — perhaps to be Mercedes' No. 1 driver of the future as Hamilton's career, presumably, enters its twilight.
Former Merc man Valtteri Bottas heads over to Alfa Romeo, to replace fellow Finn Kimi Raikkonen. After a long, storied and entertaining career, Raikkonen bwoah'd his way into retirement following the 2021 season. May he finally get to have a drink.
It's a new season with new cars, new tracks and new faces in new places. Here's how the 2022 F1 schedule shakes out.
Formula 1 schedule 2022
In total, there are 22 scheduled events on the F1 docket for 2022, one race shy of tying the mark for longest F1 calendar.
The season started in Bahrain on March 20, and ends with its customary Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, although a bit earlier than usual, in November. If the schedule stands, this will be the earliest end of the Formula 1 season since it ended on Nov. 4 in 2013.
Returning to the 2022 F1 slate are the Canadian and Japanese Grand Prix, both of which were canceled in 2021 amidst fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
The calendar also holds the maiden voyage for the Miami Grand Prix, the first of two races in the United States in 2022, with the customary United States GP taking place in October.
The Russian Grand Prix, originally scheduled for Sept. 25, was canceled due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Here's the latest schedule (subject to change):
|Date||Race||Track||Start time (ET)||Winner (Team)|
|March 20||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||11 a.m.||Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)|
|March 27||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||Jeddah Street Circuit||1 p.m.||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|April 10||Australian Grand Prix||Albert Park Circuit||1 a.m.||Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)|
|April 24||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||Imola Circuit||9 a.m.||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|May 8||Miami Grand Prix||Miami International Autodrome||2:30 p.m.||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|May 22||Spanish Grand Prix||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya||9 a.m.||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|May 29||Monaco Grand Prix||Circuit de Monaco||9 a.m.||Sergio Perez (Red Bull)|
|June 12||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Baku City Circuit||7 a.m.||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 19||Canadian Grand Prix||Circuit Gillies-Villenueve||2 p.m.||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|July 3||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||10 a.m.||Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)|
|July 10||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||9 a.m.||Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)|
|July 24||French Grand Prix||Circuit Paul Ricard||9 a.m.||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|July 31||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||9 a.m.||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|Aug. 28||Belgian Grand Prix||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||9 a.m.||TBD|
|Sept. 4||Dutch Grand Prix||Circuit Zandvoort||9 a.m.||TBD|
|Sept. 11||Italian Grand Prix||Autodromo Nazionale Monza||9 a.m.||TBD|
|Oct. 2||Singapore Grand Prix||Marina Bay Street Circuit||8 a.m.||TBD|
|Oct. 9||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka International Racing Course||1 a.m.||TBD|
|Oct. 23||United States Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||3 p.m.||TBD|
|Oct. 30||Mexico City Grand Prix||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||4 p.m.||TBD|
|Nov. 13||Sao Paulo Grand Prix||Interlagos Circuit||2 p.m.||TBD|
|Nov. 20||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina Circuit||8 a.m.||TBD|
How to watch Formula 1 in the United States
- TV channels: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ABC
- Live stream: fuboTV
For US-based viewers, every race in the 2022 Formula 1 season will be available on ESPN's family of networks. Check the schedule below for details.
For those who choose to live stream, fuboTV carries ESPN, and also offers a free trial.
How to watch Formula 1 in Canada
- TV channel: TSN (English); RDS (French)
- Live stream: TSN Direct
For fans in Canada, TSN will carry the English telecast of races. For those looking for the French broadcast, RDS will have you covered.
Races can also be streamed via TSN's streaming service, TSN Direct.
How to watch Formula 1 in the United Kingdom
- TV channel: Sky Sports F1
- Live stream: NOW TV
Viewers located in the United Kingdom can catch all F1 action on Sky Sports F1, the dedicated F1 channel. For viewers planning to live stream F1 in 2022, you can purchase a Sky Sports Pass on NOW TV.
How to watch Formula 1 in Australia
- TV channel: Fox Sports; Channel 10
- Live stream: Kayo
Fox Sports will carry all races in Australia, with Channel 10 broadcasting the Australian GP on Channel 10.