Doubts related to Russian GP are at a high level after Russian forces launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine. After months of escalation on the Russia-Ukraine border, Russia has officially declared its invasion of Ukraine after recognizing rebel-held territories in Luhansk and Donetsk as independent.
With UEFA considering changing the 2022 Champions League Final from Saint Petersburg if the situation deteriorates, the FIA and Formula one will monitor the situation closely and may consider removing the Russian Grand Prix from their 23 race schedule.
Speculation regarding the cancellation of the Russian Grand Prix is high after F1 halted ticket sales from its official website with an alternative race to be announced soon if needed.
Formula 1 is monitoring the situation “very closely”
Formula one will have to take the call regarding the Russian Grand Prix. Russian forces invaded Ukraine on Thursday, striking by land, sea and air in the largest single country offensive against another in Europe since World War Two. With the US, UK and other countries considering imposing heavy sanctions on Russia, the situation could get worse.
F1 issued a short statement on Thursday regarding the matter stating, “Formula 1 is closely monitoring developments very smoothly like many others and at this time there is no further comment on the race scheduled for September. We will continue to monitor the situation. very close “.
The Russian Grand Prix is scheduled to be held at the Sochi Autodrome on September 25. This year’s Russian Grand Prix will be the last at the Sochi Autodrome before the event moves to the Igora Drive outside St Petersburg from next year. 2023 onwards. Russia has a contract with Formula 1 to host races until 2025.
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