Formula 1

Russian F1 Grand Prix cancelled after invasion of Ukraine


The Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix has been cancelled as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

A Formula 1 statement said it had agreed at a meeting of stakeholders “that it is impossible to hold the Russian Grand Prix in the current circumstances”.

Prior to the shocking news of the invasion, the Russian Grand Prix was due to take place on on September 25 in Sochi.

Adding to the news, Haas team principal Gunther Steiner has mentioned that the future of his driver Nikita Mazepin “needs to resolved.”

According to BBC Sport, Steiner said the team had “legal issues to go through” in an apparent hint the US-based outfit are trying to split from Mazepin and the sponsorship money that comes from his father Dmitry – a billionaire with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

BBC also reported that Haas has removed the logos advertising Mazepin’s company before the final day of this week’s pre-season test in Barcelona.


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