How to change race length in F1 22

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F1 22 Race length settings

Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport and home of the Grand Prix. F1 22 brings you the full calendar for the 2022 season, which includes 22 different circuits from around the world. How do you change the length of these races though?

Doing so is pretty simple, but has big ramifications for your race weekend. We've got everything you need to know right here!

How to change race lengths

Whether you're in My Team or Grand Prix modes, you can edit the length of your races in the same way. Head over to your Game Options and then the Weekend Structure.

The bottom of this submenu has the session length on it. Pressing left or right on this will edit the length of the race you're about to set up.

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F1 22 Race length settings
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Please note that you cannot change your race length settings part-way through a race weekend. Once it's started, you cannot edit this.

What the different lengths mean

A full-length Grand Prix is 305 kilometres in length. The number of laps this takes depends on the circuit you're racing at, but in general, it's between 50 and 70 laps.

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F1 22 Alpine Paul Ricard French GP
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How long this is in terms of time varies depending on the average speed of the circuit.

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So, for example, very high-speed circuits like Monza and Spa take around 80 minutes. Slower street circuits such as Monaco and Singapore though, are closer to two hours long.

This also has big ramifications for your race strategies, as 25 and 50% races are usually one-stops, with those that are 5 or 3 laps not having pit-stops.

Race lengths at different circuits

For the full list of race lengths at the different circuits in F1 22, we've listed them below for you. These are in terms of overall laps required to complete full, long and medium-length races:

Race/Length 100% 50% 25%
Bahrain582915
Saudi Arabia502513
Australia582915
Emilia-Romagna633216
Miami572915
Spain663317
Monaco783920
Azerbaijan512613
Canada703518
Great Britain522613
Austria713618
France532714
Hungary703518
Belgium442211
Netherlands723618
Italy532714
Singapore613116
Japan532714
USA582915
Mexico713618
Brazil713618
Abu Dhabi582915

When it comes to the lap count, Spa has the least with 44, while Monaco has the highest at a whopping 78!