Fans of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton cheer during the qualifying session for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on April 13, 2019. Photo: AP
Fans of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton cheer during the qualifying session for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on April 13, 2019. Photo: AP

Formula One: Chinese Grand Prix absent from 2022 calendar featuring a record 23 races

  • Shanghai misses out for third straight year amid ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions
  • China could feature as a possible reserve race for later in the season if another round drops off

Fans of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton cheer during the qualifying session for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on April 13, 2019. Photo: AP
Fans of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton cheer during the qualifying session for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on April 13, 2019. Photo: AP
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