Motorsports UK “condemns acts of war”, bans Russian & Belorussian drivers, teams from events in UK »FirstSportz

F1 Team Haas and Vladmir Putin
F1 Team Haas and Vladmir Putin

After the military escalation of Russian troops in Ukraine, International Olympic Committee ban Russian athletes from participating in international events. The ban also extends to Belorussian athletes and teams because the country has supported Putin’s regime during their armed conflict.

The FIA took the decision to begin banning all motorsport events in Russia and Belarus. The ban also bans countries and their teams from participating in international events. However, Russian/Belarusian drivers and teams can participate as neutrals and follow “FIA flag”subject to FIA approval.

Motorsports UK is the UK’s motorsport and racing regulator that has taken swift action to ban Russian or Belarusian teams, competitors or licensed officials from sanctioned events in the UK. Brother. The move was made with support from the UK government.

Decision means the driver Haas Nikita Mazepin wouldn’t be able to participate in the Russian Grand Prix even if he wasn’t dropped by his team. It will also affect Russian drivers such as Leo Machitski, who competes in British GT and is the defending champion.

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Motorsports UK: “We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people”

Haas . Russian racer Nikita Mazepin
Haas . Russian racer Nikita Mazepin

Following the IOC ruling, the Ukrainian Motor Sports Federation pleaded with the FIA ​​to ban all drivers and employees from Russia and Belarus from participating in international competitions. David Richards, Official Chairman of Motorsport UK admit request and issue an injunction.

He say “The entire UK Motorsport community condemns the belligerent acts of Russia and Belarus in Ukraine, and expresses solidarity and support for all those affected by the ongoing conflict. We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and the motorsport community after the invasion and the unacceptable actions that have taken place. “

He added “This is the moment for the international motorsport community to take action and show support for the Ukrainian people and our colleagues at the Automobile Federation d’Ukraine (FAU). It is our duty to use whatever influence and leverage we may have to put an end to this completely unjustified invasion of Ukraine. We will encourage the motorsport community and our colleagues around the world to fully implement the recommendations of the International Olympic Committee and do whatever we can to end this war.” .

The decision on Mazepin’s future with Haas remains unclear. Reports suggest that the US F1 team will replace the driver and the news will be announced shortly. Haas removed ‘Uralkali’ from their main sponsor and have removed the Russian tricolor inspired orange from their cars. The Russian Fertilizer Company is owned by Mazepin’s father, Dmitry Mazepin.

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