Formula 1: Organisers Cancel Russian Grand Prix
The Formula 1 organisers have announced that this year's Russian Grand Prix will not go on as expected.
The news was confirmed by the body on Friday, February 25th, 2022 after an emergency meeting was held on Thursday. According to the outcome of the meeting, it would be impossible to hold this year's Russian Grand Prix under the current circumstances going on in both Ukraine and Russia.
The FIA Formula 1 World Championship visits countries all over the world with a positive vision to unite people, bringing everyone together. 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 the sport and the conclusion is, includingg the view Iff sll relevant stakeholders, that it impossible to hold the Russian Grand Prix in the current circumstances.
UEFA had earlier announced that the final of the Champions League will not be hosted in Russia because of the current crisis in both countries.