Behind the decision to leave the 2022 F1 World Championship at 22 races, there is a need to reduce costs and complications of a logistical nature. No races between Monza (11 September) and Singapore (2 October)
The 2022 F1 World Championship will not replace the Russian GP, scheduled for 25 September but canceled as early as February after the invasion of Ukraine. Despite the president Stefano Domenicali and his staff have done their utmost to replace Sochi, it was decided to reduce the calendar from 23 to 22 GPs and not for lack of candidates (Jerez and Portimao were in contention, after having discarded Qatar given that in at that time of year the temperatures did not even recommend a night run). The reasons are related to logistical difficulties and cost containment.
Formula One Group (and the teams) wondered if the game was worth the candle considering that the money collected for an additional race would then be spent on transport, especially as for the European rules on the movement of goods the teams would have to return to the base, unpacking the material and then repacking it to go back: a logistical nightmare. Unthinkable to restore Sochi for obvious political reasons and impossible with the sale of tickets to change the dates of the last GPs to include Qatar before the Abu Dhabi final, for example. Hence the decision not to add charges at a time when external costs and deadlines are already tight. So after the Monza GP (11 September), the World Championship will resume in Singapore almost a month later (2 October). The F.2 instead will resume the race at Castellet (France) from 22 to 24 July.