UEFA and F1 punish Russia as part of their effort to save Ukrainian football stars

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Meanwhile, Formula 1 has also confirmed that the Russian Grand Prix will not take place this season.

The event was to be held at the Sochi Circuit from September 23-25.

“The FIA ​​Formula 1 World Championship visits countries around the world with a positive vision to unite people, bring nations together. We watch the developments in Ukraine with sadness and shock and hope for a quick and peaceful resolution of the situation. current,” Formula 1 said in a statement.

He added: “On Thursday evening, Formula 1, the FIA ​​and the teams discussed the position of our sport, and the conclusion is, including the views of all relevant stakeholders, that it is impossible to to organize the Russian Grand Prix under the current circumstances.”

German driver Sebastian Vettel said on Thursday he would boycott the race. “My own opinion is that I shouldn’t go, I won’t,” said Vettel, who heads the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association.

Meanwhile, the Haas F1 team has dropped Russian sponsor Uralkali and will race in an all-white car, although Russian driver Nikita Mazepin will continue to drive for the team. Mazepin’s father, Dmitri, owns Uralkali, a Russian chemical company.

A statement said: “Haas F1 Team will present their VF-22 in a plain white livery, without Uralkali branding, for the third and final track day at Circuit de Barcelona on Friday February 25.”

Haas added: “Nikita Mazepin will drive as planned in the morning and Mick Schumacher will take over in the afternoon. No further comment will be made at this time regarding agreements with team partners.”

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