Next year’s calendar suggests a sensational season getting underway in March and running through to the end of November, with 23 races on the programme. It starts with a Bahrain-Saudi Arabia back-to-back in the Middle East (20 and 27 March) and then it will be time to head off to Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix on 10 April.

We’re happy that the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is still on the calendar on 24 April, as the race at the Santerno track replaces the Chinese GP that won’t take place in 2022 because of the pandemic, although the plan is to return to Shanghai as soon as the situation improves. There will be one brand new race, the Miami GP (8 May), with the Floridian city becoming the eleventh in the USA to host a Formula 1 race, after Riverside, Sebring, Watkins Glen, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas, Phoenix, Indianapolis and Austin.

*Imola, Spain, Singapore and USA are subject to contract and Miami is subject to FIA circuit homologation.