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 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.