F1 has announced the cancellation of the Russian Grand Prix contract.


The contract for the Russian Grand Prix has been terminated, according to Formula One.

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last week, Formula One stated that it will not be racing in Russia later this year, cancelling the race scheduled for September 25.

The Russian Grand Prix promoter, Rosgonki, maintained at the time that the race might still take place, but that the contract had been suspended.

The contract for the Russian Grand Prix, however, has been terminated, according to F1.

“Formula 1 can confirm it has terminated its contract with the Russian Grand Prix promoter meaning Russia will not have a race in the future,” the statement reads.

It means that F1 will not move from Sochi to St Petersburg in 2023 as planned. F1 was supposed to start racing at the renovated Igora Drive circuit next year, with the Russian Grand Prix contract continuing until 2025.

Sochi Autodrom, Russia

Since the invasion began, sports around the world have severed connections with Russia. Athletes from Russia and Belarus will not be allowed to compete in the Paralympic Games in Beijing this month, and FIFA has suspended the Russian national football team and all Russian clubs.

As a result of the actions taken, Russian F1 driver Nikita Mazepin faces an uncertain future with Haas. Uralkali, the team’s title sponsor, had its logo removed from Haas’ car for the final day of testing last week after supporting Mazepin throughout his career.


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