Formula 1 cancels this year’s Russian Grand Prix

by Drei Laurel | Feb 28, 2022
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Formula 1 will not be taking to the track in Russia this year after the racing organization announced that it would be “impossible” to hold a Grand Prix in the European nation “in the current circumstances.”

The announcement was made over the weekend through a statement on the official Formula 1 Facebook page. Look:

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“We are watching the developments in Ukraine with sadness and shock and hope for a swift and peaceful resolution to the present situation,” the statement reads.

“On Thursday evening Formula 1, the FIA, and the teams discussed the position of our sport, and the conclusion is, including the view of all relevant stakeholders, that it is impossible to hold the Russian Grand Prix in the current circumstances.

The decision to do away with this year’s Russian Grand Prix came on the same day Sebastian Vettel expressed his intent to boycott the event in light of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Sebastian Vettel on 2022 Russian Grand Prix

“Obviously, if you look at the calendar we have a race scheduled in Russia. For myself, my own opinion is I should not go, I will not go. It’s wrong to race in the country,” Vettel told the media last week.

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