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Last year’s controversial finish for the Formula One championship was a bitter disappointment to Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton has beaten Formula One odds for seven titles in his career. As the top driver for Mercedes, Hamilton, like his manufacturer, is an iconic worldwide brand. Hamilton has 103 career wins, 182 podiums, and 103 pole positions.

But before anyone thinks that Hamilton will breeze towards an eighth title, defending champion Max Verstappen is no slouch. Verstappen, age 24, is an emerging superstar on the circuit. Before his 2021 title, he finished third in the final standings in 2019 and 2020. Verstappen broke into Formula One with Red Bull in 2016. He has 20 career wins, 60 podiums, and 13 pole positions.

On the whole, the controversial final race at Abu Dhabi may be the best thing that could ever happen to Formula One. That is because the circuit has long been considered a pretty parade that lacked competitive racing. The duel between Hamilton and Verstappen changed that perception.

As a matter of fact, F1 soared in popularity with fans and gamblers in 2021. A major contributor to this new appeal was the Drive to Survive documentary on Netflix, which was an instant sensation. Viewers who previously had no interest in F1 were drawn into the sport. As a result of the documentary, fans became backers and bettors of several drivers.

A spike in betting handle and TV viewership came with increased fan support. That made the final race the coup de grace for an emerging sport of the future.

2022 Formula 1 Schedule

Mar 20 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
Mar 27 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah
Apr 10 Australian Grand Prix Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
Apr 24 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Imola Circuit, Imola
May 8 Miami Grand Prix Miami International Autodrome
May 22 Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Barcelona- Catalunya, Montmelo
May 29 Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco, Monaco
Jun 12 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Baku City Circuit, Baku
Jun 19 Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
Jul 3 British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
Jul 10 Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
Jul 24 French Grand Prix Circuit Paul Ricard, La Castellet
Jul 31 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring, Mogyorod
Aug 28 Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot
Sep 4 Dutch Grand Prix Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort
Sep 11 Italian Grand Prix Monza Circuit, Monza
Sep 25 Russian Grand Prix Sochi Autodrom, Sochi
Oct 2 Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Oct 9 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka
Oct 23 United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas
Oct 30 Mexico City Grand Prix Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City
Nov 13 Sao Paulo Grand Prix Interlagos Circuit, Sao Paulo
Nov 20 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi

There are 23 rounds on the 2022 schedule. For 2022, significant changes are expected for the Formula One technical regulations, which were delayed one year because of the pandemic.

After two years off the schedule, the Australian, Canadian, Japanese, and Singapore Grand Prix races are back for 2022. Offsetting that is the loss of the Portuguese, Styrian, and Turkish Grand Prix. Also off the schedule for this year is the Qatar Grand Prix, which is expected to return in 2023. The Chinese Grand Prix is off because of the pandemic but is likely to return for 2023.

A points system for each race is used to determine the champion in the driver and constructor categories. Currently, 101 points are distributed, with 25 points going to the winner and the top-10 finishers getting points in descending order. There is also one point for the fastest lap. The 1-point is awarded if the driver who records the best time finishes among the top-10.

Today, Lewis Hamilton is widely considered the best driver in F1 and will be motivated to win the title after his controversial second-place finish in 2021. Hamilton is a 7-time F1 World Champion. He is the best-known driver in F1, if not any form of racing. Thus, he commands high prices on the board each race.

An F1 Grand Prix race covers an entire weekend with practice sessions over the first two days. The day before the race, a qualifying round takes place to determine the starting order.

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