It’s the Running of the Red Bulls entering Spain.
The early portion of the F1 season has seen haymakers thrown between defending world champion Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. The two drivers have accounted for all five first-place finishes this year.
Red Bull seems to have figured out the car’s reliability issues. Verstappen’s win in Miami on May 8 , was a pretty clean and effortless performance. Sergio Perez complained about some power loss on the straights, but that didn’t seem to impact his performance much as he finished fourth.
Verstappen’s second consecutive win broke the Leclerc-Verstappen alternating pattern, but there’s nothing to indicate that Leclerc can’t get back on the winning track in Spain. He took pole position and finished second in Miami, one spot ahead of teammate Carlos Sainz.
Things are looking very, very red heading into Spain.
Here’s what you need to know about the next F1 race:
When is the next Formula 1 race?
- Next F1 race: Spanish Grand Prix
- Date: Sunday, May 22
- Lights out: 3:30 p.m. ET
After a two-week break, F1 returns Sunday, May 22, for the Spanish Grand Prix.
Red Bull and Ferrari have traded haymakers early in the season: Charles Leclerc leads the driver’s championship but Max Verstappen has been closing the gap
Formula 1 schedule 2022
There are 22 scheduled events on the F1 docket for 2022, one race shy of tying the mark for longest F1 calendar.
The season started in Bahrain on March 20 and will end with its customary Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, although a bit earlier than usual, in November. If the schedule stands, this will be the earliest end of the Formula 1 season since it ended on Nov. 4 in 2013.
Returning to the 2022 F1 slate are the Canadian and Japanese Grand Prix, both of which were canceled in 2021 amid fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
The calendar also includes the maiden voyage of the Miami Grand Prix, the first of two races in the United States in 2022. The customary United States GP will take place in October.
The Russian Grand Prix, originally scheduled for Sept. 25, was canceled due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Here’s the latest schedule (subject to change):
|Date||Race||Track||Start time||TV channel||Winner (Team)|
|March 20||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||11 a.m.||ESPN||Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)|
|March 27||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||Jeddah Street Circuit||1 p.m.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|April 10||Australian Grand Prix||Albert Park Circuit||1 a.m.||ESPN||Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)|
|April 24||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||Imola Circuit||9 a.m.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|May 8||Miami Grand Prix||Miami International Autodrome||3:30 p.m.||ABC||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|May 22||Spanish Grand Prix||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya||9 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|May 29||Monaco Grand Prix||Circuit de Monaco||9 a.m.||TBD||TBD|
|June 12||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Baku City Circuit||7 a.m.||TBD||TBD|
|June 19||Canadian Grand Prix||Circuit Gillies-Villenueve||2 p.m.||TBD||TBD|
|July 3||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||10 a.m.||TBD||TBD|
|July 10||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||9 a.m.||TBD||TBD|
|July 24||French Grand Prix||Circuit Paul Ricard||9 a.m.||TBD||TBD|
|July 31||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||9 a.m.||TBD||TBD|
|Aug. 28||Belgian Grand Prix||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||9 a.m.||TBD||TBD|
|Sept. 4||Dutch Grand Prix||Circuit Zandvoort||9 a.m.||TBD||TBD|
|Sept. 11||Italian Grand Prix||Autodromo Nazionale Monza||9 a.m.||TBD||TBD|
|Oct. 2||Singapore Grand Prix||Marina Bay Street Circuit||8 a.m.||TBD||TBD|
|Oct. 9||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka International Racing Course||1 a.m.||TBD||TBD|
|Oct. 23||United States Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||3 p.m.||TBD||TBD|
|Oct. 30||Mexico City Grand Prix||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||4 p.m.||TBD||TBD|
|Nov. 13||Sao Paulo Grand Prix||Interlagos Circuit||2 p.m.||TBD||TBD|
|Nov. 20||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina Circuit||8 a.m.||TBD||TBD|
How to watch Formula 1 in the United States
- TV channels: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ABC
- Live stream: fuboTV
For U.S.-based viewers, every race in the 2022 Formula 1 season will be available on ESPN’s family of networks. Check the schedule above for details.
For those who choose to live stream, fuboTV carries ESPN and also offers a free trial.
How to watch Formula 1 in Canada
- TV channel: TSN (English); RDS (French)
- Live stream: TSN Direct
For fans in Canada, TSN will carry the English-language telecast of races. For those looking for the French-language broadcast, RDS will have you covered.
Races can also be streamed via TSN’s streaming service, TSN Direct.
How to watch Formula 1 in the United Kingdom
- TV channel: Sky Sports F1
- Live stream: NOW TV
Viewers located in the United Kingdom can catch all F1 action on Sky Sports F1, the dedicated F1 channel. Viewers planning to live stream F1 in 2022 can purchase a Sky Sports Pass on NOW TV.
How to watch Formula 1 in Australia
- TV channel: Fox Sports; Channel 10
- Live stream: Kayo
Fox Sports will carry all races in Australia, with Channel 10 broadcasting the Australian GP.