Romain Grosjean Expresses His Frustration With 2022 F1 Season

Published 10/16/2021, 7:20 AM EDT
Romain Grosjean of France and Haas F1 looks on as drivers line up on the grid for a photo prior to day one of Formula 1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Formula One recently announced the calendar for the 2022 season. And as expected, it will host a record-breaking 23 races. The sport tried to host 23 races in the 2021 season as well, but due to travel restrictions in certain countries, they were forced to chop the season down to 22 races. Although fans are happy that the sport will have 23 races, Former F1 driver Romain Grosjean was left a bit upset after the announcement.

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Romain Grosjean expresses his disappointment with the 2022 F1 Calendar

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Grosjean is currently racing in the IndyCar series in the USA, but he still follows F1 races. He took to social media to express his disappointment as several F1 races will clash with the IndyCar races.

Monaco and Indy 500 on the same weekend and the French GP the same weekend as Iowa,” tweeted the former Haas driver. 

It is a mere coincidence that the French GP and Iowa races will clash with each other. But the Indy 500 and Monaco GP have clashed previously as well.

Previously in 2017, Fernando Alonso had to miss the Monaco Grand Prix, as he was racing in the Indy 500 race on the same day. Jenson Button, his former teammate, replaced him in a one-off appearance.

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Formula One CEO Stefano Domenicali expressed his excitement after the announcement of the new 2022 season calendar. In the 2022 season, the sport will introduce new cars and new regulations.

“We are excited to announce the 2022 calendar as we prepare to enter a new era for the sport with brand new regulations and cars for next year that are designed to create closer racing.

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MONZA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Former Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali talks in the Ferrari garage during final practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

“This season has been incredible, so far, with great battles on the track, large audiences tuning in, and fans returning to the races after the impact of the pandemic.

“We look forward to welcoming more fans back next season and hope 2022 feels more normal than the life we have all experienced in the past two years.” said Stefano.

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With the announcement of the 23 races, F1 has taken its first steps to its new future. We all hope that the new season lives up to its expectations and matches the level of the 2021 season.

Are you happy with the calendar? Let us know.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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