While having a 23-race calendar in Formula 1 is not a bad idea in and of itself, there are ways of improving what has been laid out.

Of course, there are positives to come out of the proposed schedule, not least the return of circuits lost to Covid interruptions over the past two seasons, with Japan, Singapore, Canada and Australia – with significant alterations to the circuit in Melbourne – set to come back for 2022.

Likewise, there will be interest in seeing the new circuit in Miami and how that adds to the calendar, as well as how opening the season with a double-header in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will look compared to the traditional curtain-raiser at Albert Park, which will be the third race of the year in 2022.

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