F1 removes Russian Grand Prix from calendar after contract termination

F1 removes Russian Grand Prix from calendar after contract termination  Jakarta Formula 1 will not race in Russia after the sport terminated its contract with promoters from the Russian Grand Prix on Thursday following the country's invasion of Ukraine.  The race, which was due to be moved from Sochi Olympic Park to a circuit outside St Petersburg next year, has a contract until 2025.  F1 also last week announced the cancellation of this year's Russian Grand Prix which occupies the September 25 slot.  "Formula 1 can confirm that it has terminated its contract with the promoter of the Russian Grand Prix which means Russia will have no future races," a spokesman for commercial rights holder F1 said in a statement.  F1 pulled out of Russia after world racing body the FIA ​​issued a statement on Tuesday condemning the country's invasion of Ukraine, but allowed Russian and Belarusian drivers to continue participating in world racing at neutral capacity.  The British motorsport federation on Wednesday suspended the licenses of Russian and Belarus drivers so they cannot compete in the country.  Nikita Mazepin is the only Russian driver on the F1 grid this season. The 22-year-old racer faces an uncertain future after the Haas team stripped their main sponsor, Russian chemical fertilizer company Uralkali, owned by the driver's father, Dmitry, with branding during a pre-season test in Barcelona.  The fate of Haas' partnership with its sponsors will be decided this week. The Russian Grand Prix joined the F1 calendar in 2014 and was attended by president Vladimir Putin, who also presented the trophy on the podium.  Russia launched a major offensive into Ukraine last week and Belarus is backing it.  The country called the action in Ukraine a "special operation".

Formula 1 will not race in Russia after the sport terminated its contract with promoters from the Russian Grand Prix on Thursday following the country's invasion of Ukraine.


The race, which was due to be moved from Sochi Olympic Park to a circuit outside St Petersburg next year, has a contract until 2025.

F1 also last week announced the cancellation of this year's Russian Grand Prix which occupies the September 25 slot.

"Formula 1 can confirm that it has terminated its contract with the promoter of the Russian Grand Prix which means Russia will have no future races," a spokesman for commercial rights holder F1 said in a statement.

F1 pulled out of Russia after world racing body the FIA ​​issued a statement on Tuesday condemning the country's invasion of Ukraine, but allowed Russian and Belarusian drivers to continue participating in world racing at neutral capacity.

The British motorsport federation on Wednesday suspended the licenses of Russian and Belarus drivers so they cannot compete in the country.

Nikita Mazepin is the only Russian driver on the F1 grid this season.
The 22-year-old racer faces an uncertain future after the Haas team stripped their main sponsor, Russian chemical fertilizer company Uralkali, owned by the driver's father, Dmitry, with branding during a pre-season test in Barcelona.

The fate of Haas' partnership with its sponsors will be decided this week.
The Russian Grand Prix joined the F1 calendar in 2014 and was attended by president Vladimir Putin, who also presented the trophy on the podium.

Russia launched a major offensive into Ukraine last week and Belarus is backing it.

The country called the action in Ukraine a "special operation".

Find out the results of the FA Cup quarter-final draw  Chelsea will visit Middlesbrough in the FA Cup quarter-finals, to meet the European champions with their second-tier rival, who beat Manchester United and Tottenham to reach this role.  Liverpool will meet away from home with the winner of the fifth round clash on Monday between Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town, as they seek to add the FA Cup title to the League Cup they won last Sunday.  Southampton hosts rival Manchester City, and the winner of Thursday's match between Everton and Boreham Wood of the fifth division will visit Crystal Palace.  The quarter-final matches will take place between March 18 and 21.  Here is the quarter-final draw:  Crystal Palace vs Everton or Boreham Wood.  Nottingham Forest or Huddersfield Town vs Liverpool.  Middlesbrough against Chelsea.  Southampton vs Manchester City.

Find out the results of the FA Cup quarter-final draw


Chelsea will visit Middlesbrough in the FA Cup quarter-finals, to meet the European champions with their second-tier rival, who beat Manchester United and Tottenham to reach this role.

Liverpool will meet away from home with the winner of the fifth round clash on Monday between Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town, as they seek to add the FA Cup title to the League Cup they won last Sunday.

Southampton hosts rival Manchester City, and the winner of Thursday's match between Everton and Boreham Wood of the fifth division will visit Crystal Palace.

The quarter-final matches will take place between March 18 and 21.

Here is the quarter-final draw:

Crystal Palace vs Everton or Boreham Wood.

Nottingham Forest or Huddersfield Town vs Liverpool.

Middlesbrough against Chelsea.

Southampton vs Manchester City.
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