F1 has officially announced the schedule for the start of the 2022 season.
Pre-season testing dates don’t differ from those already revealed informally. The teams will head first to Barcelona, for three days, and then fly to Bahrain for the official pre-season test and the first race of the Championship (18 - 20 March).
Barcelona: 23 - 25 February
The teams will have their first opportunity to check the new regulations on the Montmelò circuit, Spain.
Unfortunately for the fans, it will not be possible to access the circuit, nor to guarantee live television coverage of the event, nor live timing.
At the end of each day, the best chronometric references will be reported, although updates will certainly be available from some media and from the social media accounts of the teams.
Bahrain: 10 - 12 March
The tests on the Sakhir circuit will be fan-friendly, open to the public. It will be possible to enter the circuit, and live timing and live television coverage will also be guaranteed.
Therefore, the program for the 2022 season begins to take shape, a championship characterized by a calendar full of events, which for now includes 23 races, except for possible suspensions for problems related to the pandemic, as happened in previous years.
Some teams have already announced the unveiling of their cars: Aston Martin will take off the veils on February 10, McLaren on February 11, Ferrari on 17, and Mercedes on 18.
The plans of the other teams are to be defined.