F1 2022 weekend format: What to anticipate from Components 1’s new race weekend format in 2022


Components 1 race weekends will look a bit completely different from 2022 onwards, following a tweak to the schedule. Forward of the season opener, we lay out how issues have modified for this 12 months…

Thursday is not media day

Historically, groups would have most of their workers at monitor from very first thing on Thursday morning, with media duties taking on a big a part of the day.

Nonetheless the pre-race driver press convention, which final 12 months noticed all 20 drivers converse in pairs over a four-hour interval, has been moved to Friday morning.

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Thursday will now see a later begin, permitting some to fly in that morning for European occasions somewhat than Wednesday.

A 3.5-hour window has been marked out for group monitor walks, whereas the FIA will perform their techniques checks and monitor inspections whereas groups will full their engineering conferences.


The groups media duties have been moved from Thursday to Friday

Media strikes to Friday

The drivers’ press convention will now open Friday. It’ll run over two hours and should end 90 minutes earlier than first apply.

That session, as with all free apply periods, will final one hour – however will happen later than it has beforehand.

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Second apply will comply with two hours after the conclusion of FP1, with the drivers briefing remaining in place 90 minutes after the chequered flag falls for FP2.

Crew bosses converse on Saturday

The Crew Principals’ press convention – which has beforehand slotted in on Friday between apply periods – strikes to Saturday, 1.5 hours earlier than FP3.

Last apply continues to be the primary F1 monitor motion on Saturday, with qualifying following a few hours later.


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Saturday now begins with the group bosses talking, earlier than FP3 and qualifying

Sunday is unchanged

The spotlight of the weekend – the Grand Prix – stays the showpiece occasion on Sunday, with its actual time relying on race location and time zones.

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The drivers’ parade – the place all 20 leap on a low-loader truck or sit in a traditional automobile to lap the circuit whereas being interviewed – stays, and might be two hours earlier than the lights exit.



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