Singapore GP Up for Double F1 Race to Replace Cancelled Russian GP

Published 04/14/2022, 11:10 AM EDT

The Russian GP was taken off the calendar even before the 2022 season got underway. The situation in Europe is the reason behind its axing from the season. However, now a new question poses itself. Which track should replace the canceled Russian GP?

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There have been some very good names popping up to take its place on the calendar.

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Which track will replace the Russian GP?

There have been a lot of talks lately about the tracks set to replace the Russian GP. However, there have been recent reports of Qatar and Singapore as the 2 front runners for the spot. The Russian GP was set to be a week before the race in Marina Bay, hence just adding another race there would save logistic costs.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris during the race REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The other realistic option would be to race in Qatar. A race placed close to the world cup would help bump up the viewership drastically. The calendar next year will potentially break the concord agreement of 24 races in a season, with the inclusion of Las Vegas, Qatar, and China.

However, another spot might open up with the potential departure of Spa, which underwent major renovations this year.

F1 Trilogy in the United States

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Recently, F1 has gained massive popularity in the United States. A lot of it could be attributed to the hit Netflix docuseries, Drive to Survive. However, it is safe to say that F1 has broken the American barrier. In the meantime, to cater to its new fan base, there has been some major inclusion in the f1 calendar.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 22, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez during practice REUTERS/Brian Snyder TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Up until now, there was only one race in the States, the US GP in Austin. However, this season will see a second race in the form of Miami this season. Moreover, there has also been an announcement of a third race in Las Vegas, which will return to the F1 calendar in 2023.

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There have also been talks of American Drivers entering the talent pool for the sport amidst the heavy Americanization of Formula 1. The likes of Colton Herta are set to test for McLaren as a part of a development deal. What are your thoughts on the triple US GP?

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Divyansh Priyadarshi

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Divyansh Priyadarshi is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his under-graduation in computer science engineering and is naturally drawn to the intriguing data-driven world of Formula 1. Being an author at ES isn't his first stint in penning down thoughts for his favorite sports, as he has a solid prior background in writing content for soccer, NBA, and UFC.

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