September 29, 2022

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F1 severs ties with Russian Grand Prix over Ukraine invasion

Russian President Vladimir Putin fingers Lewis Hamilton the Russian Grand Prix trophy in 2014. (AP)


Method 1 will no for a longer period race in Russia just after the activity terminated its contract with the promoter of the Russian Grand Prix, it stated on Thursday, in response to the country’s invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.

The party, which was set to go to a new monitor outside the house St. Petersburg following yr from its existing Sochi Olympic park venue, experienced a agreement right until 2025.

The sport had beforehand declared the cancellation of the 2022 race, originally scheduled for Sept 25, last week.

“Formulation 1 can ensure it has terminated its contract with the Russian Grand Prix promoter that means Russia will not have a race in the long term,” a statement from the sport’s industrial legal rights holder, which decides the calendar, stated.

Formulation 1 shift to properly pull out of Russia comes soon after the sport’s governing body, the FIA, on Tuesday condemned the country’s invasion of Ukraine but explained Russian and Belarusian motorists could continue to choose section in its competitions in a neutral capability.

British federation Motorsport British isles on Wednesday banned Russian and Belarusian license holders from racing in the state regardless of the flag they contend underneath. Nikita Mazepin of Haas is the only Russian on the Formulation 1 grid, and Motorsport UK’s choice implies he won’t be allowed to race in the British Grand Prix.