La Formula 1 si pronuncia ufficialmente:

f1 gp russia removed from the calendar

The F1 Russian GP will not take place. His tenure on the 2022/2023 season racing calendar was called into question right at the moment in which Vladimir Putin gave the order to invade Ukraine. Therefore, Formula 1 has decided that, under the current circumstances, there will be no race in Sochi this year.

When the war broke out in the early hours of last Wednesday, the Formula 1 began to assess the consequences of the armed conflict that Russia started by invading Ukraine.

The first to move was the F1 team Haas which has decided to remove all references to Uralkali, a Russian sponsor owned by Dmitry Mazepin. Immediately after the four-time world champion Vettel to take a firm stance: “The news of the attack shocked me. I will not go to Russia for the GP, people will die for a crazy leader ”.

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The next action was to organize a meeting between the teams, the FIA ​​and Formula 1 itself to decide what position to take with respect to such an event, especially considering that the Russian Grand Prix should have been held next September.

There will be no F1 Russian GP

Finally came the official statement issued by F1 in which he deeply regrets the situation and the armed conflict, as well as stating that in the current circumstances it is impossible to organize the Russian Grand Prix.

“The Formula 1 World Championship visits countries from all over the world with the positive intention of bringing people and nations together ”, yes reads in the note released via Twitter and on the website. “We are following what happened in Ukraine with sadness and perplexity and we hope for a peaceful resolution of the current situation. Yesterday afternoon Formula 1, the FIA ​​and the teams discussed the position that our sport will have to take, and the conclusion is, including the views of all interested parties, that it is impossible to hold the Russian Grand Prix under the current circumstances “ conclude.

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