F1 may announce soon of the replacement of Japan with Qatar in Losail
Updated: Feb 28, 2022
As per sources in the paddock, The Losail Circuit in Qatar is very likely to become the newest addition to the 23-race F1 calendar.
The Losail Circuit underneath the floodlights. (Pirelli)
The plan is to hold a four-race end of the season in the Middle East, containing Qatar, a return to Bahrain, Jeddah and Abu Dhabi in that order. Qatar looks highly likely to make its debut on the F1 Calendar this year.
#F1 have toyed with the idea of a double header at the Circuit of the Americas, with the #USGP and the #TexasGP to compensate for any cancelled races, despite the host city, Austin, becoming a COVID hotspot in recent weeks. Other possibilities include a possible race at the Dubai Autodrome in UAE. Indianapolis, is also one of the other frontrunners to replace Suzuka, however new reports have indicated Liberty Media have been thinking otherwise.
An announcement is expected by F1 to finalise most of the F1 Calendar for the second half of the season by August 26th.
Other notable news on the F1 Calendar is the Dutch Government accepting a 66% capacity crowd at Zandvoort for the #DutchGP and Sao Paulo accepted a full capacity Interlagos for the #BrazilianGP earlier this week.