Formula 1: Russian Grand Prix cancelled due to Ukraine invasion
The 2022 Russian Grand Prix has been cancelled following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Russian military have continued their invasion despite widespread condemnation from world leaders and sports organisations.
“The FIA Formula 1 World Championship visits countries all over the world with a positive vision to unite people, bringing nations together,” a Formula 1 statement read
“We are watching the developments in Ukraine with sadness and shock and hope for a swift and peaceful resolution to the present situation.
“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 first Grand Prix was held in Russia in 2014 after a deal between then-F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone and Vladimir Putin.
This year’s race was due to take place on September 25.