The Formula 1 2022 Grand Prix Weekend bingo cards are designed to be played over a single race weekend (and are set up for the current or most recent race weekend). Play with your friends or family - you'll each get a different card with different items on it to mark off as you watch.
Formula 1 2022 – Grand Prix Weekend
Which Grand Prix weekend is coming up next?
The cards are currently set up for the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix!
The Formula 1 Rolex Belgian Grand Prix 2022 weekend takes place at the iconic Circuit de Spa Francorchamps on 26th – 28th August 2022, supported by FIA Formula 2, FIA Formula 3 and Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. It’s the first race weekend after the summer break and is 100% bound to be better than last year’s event which wasn’t even a race because of the heavy rain.
It’s also the first race where new floor regulations – known as the Spa Technical Directive – will come into force, potentially changing the pecking order.
What’s on the bingo card?
The items on the bingo card get refreshed for each Grand Prix weekend and are a mixture of non track specific events, track specific events and topical references, sometimes with a few “you choose” events thrown in.
For Belgium, one of the new items is Oscar Piastri and where he might be driving next year – mark it off if there’s any talk about it in the commentary. The other new item is Spa Technical Directive and you can mark that off if it’s mentioned or there’s any discussion of new floors or skid blocks.
Non track specific events
These are things that could happen anywhere – we swap them in and out to keep things fresh.
- Swearing on radio
- Driver complains about tyres
- Driver complains about strategy
- Driver complains about rival’s driving
- Front row not LEC & VER
- Pit stop goes wrong
- Qualy red or yellow ruins laps
- Unexpected podium (someone not in a Ferrari, Red Bull or Merc)
- Grid penalty
- Time penalty
- Rain affects at least one session – i.e. wets/inters used at some point. Included if rain forecasted .
Track specific events
These are things that can only happen at one track or at a certain type of track (night races, street races). For example:
- Under the lights – night races only
- In the gravel or in the barrier – depends on runoff areas
- Race restarted (SC/Red Flag) more than once – for tracks with a history of it
- Animal on track
- Track limits – for tracks like the Red Bull Ring where there’s lots of previous
- Fake marina (Miami)
- Imola Cat
- Something happens in the tunnel (Monaco)
- Winner hasn’t won F1 or F2 at (insert name of track) before
- Hamilton Straight (Silverstone)
- Eau Rouge (Spa)
Feel free to make up your own!
These are things that are only useable for a Sprint weekend.
- Sprint race – it’s a Sprint not a Race – but someone’s bound to slip up and call it a race in the commentary
- Driver loses 5+ grid slots in sprint – a mistake, a penalty, a bad start or simply putting the car where it shouldn’t be in qualy means the driver starts the grand prix 5 or more grid slots lower than the sprint
- Driver gains 5+ grid slots in sprint – Hamilton did 15 in Brazil last year so this should be easy enough for someone
- No retirements in sprint – can everyone last even that short distance with no crashes or mechanical failures?
- Driver a lap down in sprint
- Sprint and grand prix have different winners
These are things that could happen or be mentioned in the commentary that are related to current talking points in F1. For example:
- Porpoising – this was huge in the early part of the 2022 season but has mostly been fixed now
- Upgrades – who’s brought them and does it change the pecking order?
- Engine failure – Ferrari, probably
- Pride symbol or flag – during Pride Month
- New floor – if you haven’t heard about flexi floors and retractable skid blocks yet, you soon will!
- Anything to do with how a driver performs at their home race
- Anything to do with a driver’s recent performance (e.g. Russell’s streak of top 5 finishes, drivers getting stuck behind Alonso)
- Driver stuck behind Alonso – he’s making a bit of a habit of holding up faster cars
“You choose” was first introduced for Monaco (home of one of the world’s most famous casinos) and the idea is you have some items with two alternatives and choose which of them to cross out. The crossing out can be done before you generate the cards (so everyone who gets the item gets the same version of it), or the players can do it before the start of qualy (in which case you might get different versions). “You choose” items are usually but not always topical or track specific. For example:
- Charles Leclerc does/doesn’t finish race (Monaco)
- Heroics into Ste Devote / No heroics into Ste Devote (Monaco)
- No DNFs / 5 or more DNFs (Baku)
- Schumacher points / Schumacher DNF
- British driver on podium / No British driver on podium (Silverstone)
- Both French drivers score points / Neither French driver scores points (France)
How To Play Grand Prix Weekend Bingo
The Formula 1 2022 Grand Prix Weekend bingo cards have been set to a 3×3 grid size with 9 items to mark off which we think is plenty for a single Grand Prix weekend (the Formula One 2022 Season bingo cards, which are meant to be played over several months, are bigger at 5×5).
- Tap to start
- Now, you have the opportunity to change the background and colours, add some items of your own to the list of events and/or remove any of ours you don’t like. We update the items on the cards for the current race weekend a couple of days before it starts – if you want to generate cards further in advance than that you’ll need to edit the list of items to remove anything unsuitable (e.g. under the lights if it’s not a night race, in the gravel if it’s a street race, anything related to Sprint if it’s not a Sprint weekend, stuff related to qualy if you’re only planning to watch the race itself).
- If the list has any “you choose” items you can delete the alternatives you don’t like at this stage (or replace with regular items if you don’t like “you choose”)
- Press Generate Bingo Cards.
- Choose the number of cards you’d like to print and press Generate Printable Cards.
- You’ll be taken to a page of cards, all different from each other and unique to you
- Print from your browser (adjusting the scaling via the printer settings if necessary) or save the URL for printing later
- Don’t want printed cards? Invite through email. Each person you invite will receive a link to their very own bingo card, and you’ll get your own card too. (We don’t keep their email addresses).
- If there are any “you choose” items on your card that weren’t edited earlier on, cross out the alternative you don’t like before the start of qualy.
Once you’ve got your cards, daub the events as they happen, are mentioned in the commentary or shown on screen over the race weekend. If you’re playing online, you can mark your card by touching or clicking on the grid square. If you mark a square during qualy (or the sprint) it will still be marked when you return for the Grand Prix.
The winner is the first to complete a line but as this has been known to happen before the Grand Prix itself even starts you will probably want to play on to see who completes the most lines or gets full house.
PRO TIP – Print out more cards then you need so you can pick one with something you think is extremely likely to happen in the centre square (swearing on radio and driver complains items are usually pretty safe bets). That will give you an especially good chance of completing at least one line!