Formula 1 terminates the contract with the Russian Grand Prix because of the Ukraine invasion

Formula 1 will no longer race in Russia after the sport terminated its contract with the organizer of the Russian Grand Prix, it said in a statement on Thursday.

Formula 1 terminates contract at Russian Grand Prix (Reuters Photo)

Formula 1 terminates contract at Russian Grand Prix (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Formula 1 has terminated its contract with the Russian Grand Prix
  • The race planned for this year has already been cancelled
  • This means that F1 will not race in Russia in the near future

Formula 1 has terminated its contract with the Russian Grand Prix and will no longer compete in Russia, it said in a statement on Thursday. The event, scheduled for September 2022 at the Olympic Park in Sochi, was canceled last week after Russia invaded Ukraine.

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

F1 has been talking about next steps in the days since it decided to cancel this year’s race last week, a day after the invasion. It was concluded that holding a race in Russia was untenable after what happened.

That means F1 won’t be racing in Russia any time soon – effectively, at least as long as Putin remains in power.

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