Formula 1 2022 season tracks

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2022 season tracks

This page will share the details of all 22 tracks from the 2022 Formula 1 season. All tracks will be reviewed individually. Let’s take a look around the corner!

Bahrain International Circuit

GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit dates back to 2004. The Bahrain International Circuit contains 57 laps. The circuit has a length of 5.412 km and a total race distance of 308.238 km. Pedro de la Rosa still holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:31.447. He noted this time in 2005 at the Bahrain International Circuit.

What’s the circuit like?

You can usually expect great racing and decent amounts of overtaking in Bahrain, while the drivers have to contend with wind, racing under floodlights and the difficulty of finding a decent set-up with the wide temperature fluctuations between sessions. The track’s most challenging point is the tight, downhill, off-camber Turn 10 left-hander, while the fast run through Turn 12 is another highlight, allowing the racers to really feel their cars coming alive.

Jeddah Corniche Circuit

STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit dates back to 2021. The Jeddah Corniche Circuit contains 50 laps. The circuit has a length of 6.174 km and a total race distance of 308.45 km. Lewis Hamilton holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:30.734. He noted this time in 2021 at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.

What’s the circuit like?

Fast. Very fast. Average speeds around the Jeddah Corniche Circuit are around 250km/h – quicker than those at Silverstone, and second on the 2021 calendar only to Monza – aka ‘The Temple of Speed’. It is, quite simply, the fastest street circuit ever seen in Formula 1 – while the track also features the most corners on the calendar with 27, many of them quick, sinuous bends as the drivers wend their way along the Jeddah waterfront.

 

Albert Park Circuit

HEINEKEN AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Albert Park Circuit dates back to 1996. The Albert Park Circuit contains 58 laps. The circuit has a length of 5.278 km and a total race distance of 306.124 km. Charles Leclerc holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:20.260. He noted this time in 2022 at the Albert Park Circuit.

What’s the circuit like?

As a temporary facility, Albert Park can be quite bumpy – though resurfacing for 2022 will no doubt improve matters – while the circuit at the start of the weekend is often slippery, rubbering in as the sessions progress. It’s also a circuit that requires a well-sorted chassis, with several spots on the track where the drivers require a reactive front end to allow them to chuck it into a corner. Melbourne is also one of the faster tracks on the calendar, with Lewis Hamilton’s 2019 pole lap set at an average of over 235km/h.

Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari

ROLEX GRAN PREMIO DEL MADE IN ITALY E DELL’EMILIA-ROMAGNA

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari dates back to 1980. The Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari contains 63 laps. The circuit has a length of 4.909 km and a total race distance of 309.049 km. Lewis Hamilton holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:15.484. He noted this time in 2020 at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari.

What’s the circuit like?

A thrill ride. After testing his AlphaTauri AT01 at the track in the build-up to the 2020 season, Pierre Gasly called the experience one of the best he’d ever had in a Formula 1 car, while his then-team mate Daniil Kvyat remarked that “an F1 car through corners like Acque Minerali – the entrance is so fast, it’s so cool. It really gives you a lot of adrenaline.” The anti-clockwise circuit is certainly fast, with an old-school feel as the drivers put it on the line in iconic corners like the aforementioned Acque Minerali and Piratella.

Miami International Autodrome

CRYPTO.COM MIAMI GRAND PRIX

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Miami International Autodrome dates back to 2022. The Miami International Autodrome contains 57 laps. The circuit has a length of 5.412 km and a total race distance of 308.326 km. Max Verstappen holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:31.361. He noted this time in 2022 at the Miami International Autodrome.

What’s the circuit like?

A street-track spectacular. With the Hard Rock Stadium at its epicentre, the 5.41km layout will feature 19 corners, three straights, the potential for three DRS zones, and an estimated top speed of 320km/h. There are elevation changes too, the main one found between Turns 13 and 16, with the track heading over an exit ramp and under various flyovers across uneven ground. The Turn 14-15 chicane, meanwhile, has an uphill approach, with a crest in the middle, and then drops down on the exit.

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

PIRELLI GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya dates back to 1991. The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya contains 66 laps. The circuit has a length of 4.675 km and a total race distance of 308.424 km. Max Verstappen holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:18.149. He noted this time in 2021 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

What’s the circuit like?

The drivers love the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which is just as well, because they spend huge amounts of time pounding around it during winter testing. The track is a good mix of high- and low-speed corners, with the challenging Turn 3 right-hander a great chance to evaluate the balance of the car your team’s designers have given you to fight with for the season.

 

Circuit de Monaco

GRAND PRIX DE MONACO

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco dates back to 1950. The Circuit de Monaco contains 78 laps. The circuit has a length of 3.337 km and a total race distance of 260.286 km. Lewis Hamilton holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:12.909. He noted this time in 2021 at the Circuit de Monaco.

What’s the circuit like?

Incredibly narrow and totally iconic. Nelson Piquet memorably described driving around Monaco as “like riding a bicycle around your living room”… which is fair. Despite that, it’s a challenge that nearly all drivers love, forcing them to put their skills on the line and rewarding millimetric accuracy. Overtaking on the tight streets is harder, however, with the 2003 Grand Prix witnessing a grand total of zero passing moves!

Baku City Circuit

AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit dates back to 2016. The Baku City Circuit contains 51 laps. The circuit has a length of 6.003 km and a total race distance of 306.049 km. Charles Leclerc holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:43.009. He noted this time in 2019 at the Baku City Circuit.

What’s the circuit like?

A mixture of wide and open and tight and twisty. The lonnnnng main straight along the Baku shoreline is a slipstreaming mecca, and with cars able to run three abreast into Turn 1, the action often looks more IndyCar than F1. However from there, the track loops around into the city’s narrow, winding Icheri Sheher old town, dramatically wending past Baku’s medieval city walls. As in Monaco, slightest mistakes are punished quickly and severely, while set-up wise, the teams are forced to choose between downforce for the twisty bits and less drag for the straight.

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

AWS GRAND PRIX DU CANADA

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve dates back to 1978. The Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve contains 70 laps. The circuit has a length of 4.361 km and a total race distance of 305.27 km. Valtteri Bottas holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:13.078. He noted this time in 2019 at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.

What’s the circuit like?

The fast, low-downforce circuit is one of the drivers’ favourites. The track is quite stop-start, with lots of heavy-braking chicanes and the famous hairpin to get the anchors working hard. Out of the corners, though, the track is quick and flowing, while the most iconic piece of the circuit comes right at the end of the lap: the Wall of Champions, so-called after excursions into it from Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve and Michael Schumacher during the 1999 Canadian Grand Prix weekend.

Silverstone Circuit

LENOVO BRITISH GRAND PRIX

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit dates back to 1950. The Silverstone Circuit contains 52 laps. The circuit has a length of 5.891 km and a total race distance of 306.198 km. Max Verstappen holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:27.097. He noted this time in 2020 at the Silverstone Circuit.

What’s the circuit like?

At the 2018 British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton compared a flat-out lap around Silverstone to flying a fighter jet, which should tell you all you need to know about the Northamptonshire circuit. Despite numerous layout changes over the years, Silverstone has always maintained its essential character as one of the fastest tracks on the F1 calendar, while historic corners like Maggotts, Becketts and Abbey provide some of the biggest challenges for racing drivers anywhere in the world.

Red Bull Ring

ROLEX GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring dates back to 1970. The Red Bull Ring contains 71 laps. The circuit has a length of 4.318 km and a total race distance of 306.452 km. Carlos Sainz holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:05.619. He noted this time in 2020 at the Red Bull Ring.

What’s the circuit like?

It’s only wee, bless it, but the Red Bull Ring packs a lot into a short lap. The first half rewards power, as the cars blast along three straights separated by a pair of uphill right-handers. But then as the drivers work their way downhill, the circuit becomes a regular toboggan ride, as the cars canyon through a series of quick corners, including the exhilarating Rindt right-hander, named for Austria’s first F1 champion.

Circuit Paul Ricard

 LENOVO GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Circuit Paul Ricard dates back to 1971. The Circuit Paul Ricard contains 53 laps. The circuit has a length of 5.842 km and a total race distance of 309.69 km. Sebastian Vettel holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:32.740. He noted this time in 2019 at the Circuit Paul Ricard.

What’s the circuit like?

The Circuit Paul Ricard’s even distribution of high-, medium- and low-speed corners is a key reason why it’s one of the most used test circuits in the world (the typically good weather is another). F1 drivers love the 290km/h right-hander at Signes and the 5g joyride of the following Beausset bend, while the circuit’s 2018 return to the F1 calendar showed that the French Grand Prix track is a bit of an overtaking gem.

Hungaroring

ARAMCO MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Hungaroring dates back to 1986. The Hungaroring contains 70 laps. The circuit has a length of 4.381 km and a total race distance of 306.63 km. Lewis Hamilton holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:16.627. He noted this time in 2020 at the Hungaroring.

What’s the circuit like?

The lack of straights at the Hungaroring often sees it compared to a karting circuit – and it’s true, the resemblance is uncanny. With several series of corners to string together, teams opt for Monaco levels of downforce, with a well-sorted chassis tending to be rewarded over horsepower given the short straights on offer. It’s a challenge many of the drivers relish, however, with finding a good rhythm key to setting fast lap times.

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

ROLEX BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps dates back to 1950. The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps contains 44 laps. The circuit has a length of 7.004 km and a total race distance of 308.052 km. Valtteri Bottas holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:46.286. He noted this time in 2018 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

What’s the circuit like?

Spa is among Formula 1 drivers’ most loved tracks, with its mix of long straights and challenging fast corners allowing them to push their cars to the edge of their capabilities – if it’s dry, that is. The size of the track and the nature of Belgian weather means it can sometimes be raining on one part of the track and dry on another, meaning grip can vary from one corner to the next. Keep an eye on the thrilling Eau Rouge, arguably the most famous sequence of corners in the world, as the drivers flick left, right and then up the hill through Raidillon.

Circuit Zandvoort

HEINEKEN DUTCH GRAND PRIX

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Circuit Zandvoort dates back to 1952. The Circuit Zandvoort contains 72 laps. The circuit has a length of 4.259 km and a total race distance of 306.587 km. Lewis Hamilton holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:11.097. He noted this time in 2021 at the Circuit Zandvoort.

What’s the circuit like?

‘Really quick’, ‘pretty insane’, ‘crazy’ and ‘old-school’ were words used by the current crop of F1 drivers when asked to describe the Zandvoort track that many of them tackled in their junior category days. We’d also add ‘undulating’ to that list. The Zandvoort track swoops and flows through the sand dunes, creating a rollercoaster-like feel to the lap. And while the circuit was modernised in time for F1’s most recent return – including increasing the banking angle at the famous Tarzan corner to an Indianapolis Motor Speedway-trumping 18 degrees – Zandvoort remains a proper, challenging drivers’ track.

Autodromo Nazionale Monza

PIRELLI GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza dates back to 1950. The Autodromo Nazionale Monza contains 53 laps. The circuit has a length of 5.793 km and a total race distance of 306.72 km. Rubens Barrichello holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:21.046. He noted this time in 2004 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

What’s the circuit like?

Rapido! Formula 1’s fastest ever lap was set at Monza – Williams driver Juan Pablo Montoya’s 260.6km/h effort during practice for the 2004 Grand Prix – which should give you some idea of the nature of the track the locals call ‘La Pista Magica’. Cars are on full throttle for 80% of the lap, and hit their Vmax on the circuit’s 1.1km start/finish straight. From there, they roar off into the historic park section, where a series of big stops into tight chicanes give the brakes a good workout.

Marina Bay Street Circuit

SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit dates back to 2008. The Marina Bay Street Circuit contains 61 laps. The circuit has a length of 5.063 km and a total race distance of 308.706 km. Kevin Magnussen holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:41.905. He noted this time in 2018 at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

What’s the circuit like?

The 5.063km Marina Bay Circuit is one of the most physically demanding on the calendar, its bumpy street surface coupled with humid conditions giving the drivers plenty to think about. With 23 corners, they are working the wheel a lot, too, around the high-speed lap – the physical stress causing them to lose as much as 3kg over the course of a race. The circuit also boasts some of the most unique features of any track on the F1 calendar, including Turn 18, which actually sees the drivers pass underneath a grandstand.

Suzuka International Racing Course

HONDA JAPANESE GRAND PRIX

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Suzuka International Racing Course dates back to 1987. The Suzuka International Racing Course contains 53 laps. The circuit has a length of 5.807 km and a total race distance of 307.471 km. Lewis Hamilton holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:30.983. He noted this time in 2019 at the Suzuka International Racing Course.

What’s the circuit like?

Show us a racing a driver who doesn’t love Suzuka, and we’ll show you a liar. The high-speed track remains one of the ultimate driving challenges, with the snaking ‘S’ Curves, the two commitment-rewarding Degners and the white-knuckle ride of 130R all highlights in a series of highlights at what is one of F1’s seminal tracks. And hey, it’s got a crossover, which is always cool, right?

Circuit of The Americas

ARAMCO UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas dates back to 2012. The Circuit of The Americas contains 56 laps. The circuit has a length of 5.513 km and a total race distance of 308.405 km. Charles Leclerc holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:36.169. He noted this time in 2019 at the Circuit of The Americas.

What’s the circuit like?

If the corners at COTA seem familiar, they should be. Turns 3 through 6 look not dissimilar to Silverstone’s high-speed run through Maggotts/Becketts or the S Curves at Suzuka, while Turns 12 through 15 mimic Hockenheim’s stadium section. Meanwhile, the uphill run into wide, wide Turn 1 – hey, everything’s bigger in Texas, right? – has provided some fine overtaking action in the track’s short life.

Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

GRAN PREMIO DE LA CIUDAD DE MÉXICO

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez dates back to 1963. The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez contains 71 laps. The circuit has a length of 4.304 km and a total race distance of 305.354 km. Valtteri Bottas holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:17.774. He noted this time in 2021 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

What’s the circuit like?

High up! The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez sits over 2km above sea level, making the 4.3km lap a breathless experience. The track still largely follows the outline of the original 1959 circuit, the main difference being that the spectacular – and spectacularly scary – Peralta corner is now bisected, with the circuit instead winding through the old Foro Sol baseball stadium, providing one F1’s most unique vistas.

Autódromo José Carlos Pace

HEINEKEN GRANDE PRÊMIO DE SÃO PAULO

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace dates back to 1973. The Autódromo José Carlos Pace contains 71 laps. The circuit has a length of 4.309 km and a total race distance of 305.879 km. Valtteri Bottas holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:17.774. He noted this time in 2018 at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace.

What’s the circuit like?

Like many pre-World War II tracks, Interlagos features banked corners, with the drivers beginning their lap on a sort of half oval – in fact, between 1957 and the track’s return to the F1 calendar in 1990, Interlagos could be run as a giant oval. After wiggling through the Senna S and down to Turn 4, the drivers then go through a snaking in-field section with some challenging camber changes, before slinging back up the hill and through the banked final turn.

Yas Marina Circuit

ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX

Track info

The first Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit dates back to 2009. The Yas Marina Circuit contains 58 laps. The circuit has a length of 5.281 km and a total race distance of 306.183 km. Max Verstappen holds the lap record with a lap time of 1:26.103. He noted this time in 2021 at the Yas Marina Circuit.

What’s the circuit like?

The Hermann Tilke-designed track is dominated by its 1.2km straight between Turns 5 and 6 – which, with slow-speed corners marking its beginning and end, makes it a honeypot for overtaking moves. Other highlights include the tricky run through Turns 10 and 11 into 12, which forces the drivers to brake hard with bags of lateral load still on the car. Track modifications ahead of the 2021 race, shortening the lap slightly to 5.28km, have only added to its excitement.