Formula 1 has confirmed that it has permanently terminated its race contract with Russian GP promotor after they earlier canceled this year’s edition of the race due to Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
“Formula 1 can confirm that it has terminated its contract with the promoter of the Russian Grand Prix, which means that Russia will not have a race in the future,” the statement said.
Russia entered the F1 calendar in 2014 on the track in Sochi and this year the last race was to be held on that track before moving to St. Petersburg in 2023 on the Igor Drive track.
The current contract between the promoters of the Russian and Formula 1 GPs was supposed to last until 2025, but due to events in Ukraine, Formula 1 decided to terminate the contract, a day after the FIA announced it would not ban Russian and Belarusian drivers in their motorsport categories.
Britain has opted for tougher sanctions against Russian and Belarusian drivers and banned them from performing in UK, which means that Mazepin will not be able to perform at the British Grand Prix in early July.