F1 permanently cancels the Russian Grand Prix
Formula 1 has confirmed it has terminated its contract with the Russian Grand Prix promoter following Russia’s invasion on Ukraine.
It means that Russia will no longer have a race in the future. The Russian Grand Prix was due to move from Sochi to St Petersburg in 2023 following the cancellation of this years Russian Grand Prix due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The contract for the Russian Grand Prix was due to run until 2025.
Last week Formula 1, the FIA, and the teams discussed the position of the sport and concluded that is was impossible to hold the Russian Grand Prix in the current circumstances.
In a statement F1 said: “The FIA Formula 1 World Championship visits countries all over the world with a positive vision to unite people, bringing nations together. We are watching the developments in Ukraine with sadness and shock and hope for a swift and peaceful resolution to the present situation.”