Formula 1 has revealed a record-breaking 23-race calendar for the 2022 season, but the longest campaign in the series’ history won’t feature the Chinese Grand Prix.

On Friday, a provisional schedule ahead of F1’s new revolution next year was released following a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council.

For the second year running, the season will begin in Bahrain on March 20 and finishes with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 20, marking the earliest finish to a campaign in over a decade.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on F1’s calendar the past two seasons, but F1 hopes to run a more normal schedule with various races – previously cancelled by the restrictions – returning, such as Australia and Japan.

But due to uncertainty surrounding China’s travel restrictions, F1 won’t be racing in Shanghai for a third consecutive year, but stressed it will be reinstated “as soon as conditions allow”.

As a result, Imola will take China’s place on the calendar in April, with the first Miami Grand Prix taking place on May 8 – the first of two rounds in the US.

Two triple-headers will be run during the second half of the season as F1 wants to finish the campaign before the World Cup in late November, leading to a packed final three months with 10 races in 13 weeks.

“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,” said F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.

“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.”

“We are very pleased with the interest in Formula 1 from places that want to host races and the growth of the sport and believe we have a fantastic calendar for 2022 with destinations like Miami joining famous and historic venues. The pandemic is still with us, and we will therefore continue to be vigilant and safe – to protect all our personnel and the communities we visit.”