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F1 Officially Removes Russian Grand Prix from 2022 Season Calendar

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Friday, February 25, 2022 – 21:56 WIB

VIVA – Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on Thursday 24 February 2022 after President Vladimir Putin ordered a special military operation. This has sparked criticism from a number of parties, including the sports industry.

Most recently, there has been pressure for Formula 1 (F1) not to hold the Russian Grand Prix during the 2022 racing season, which is scheduled for September 25, 2022 in Sochi.

After a virtual emergency meeting between the CEO of Formula One Group, Stefano Domenicali, with the team bosses and the FIA, they have finally decided to cancel the Russian GP in the 2022 racing season.

This was conveyed by F1 through social media and on their official website on Friday, February 25, 2022, evening WIB.

“The Formula 1 World Championship visits countries around the world with a positive vision of bringing people together,” the F1 statement said.

“We watch developments in Ukraine with sadness, surprise and hope for a speedy and peaceful resolution of the current situation.”

“On Thursday night, Formula 1, the FIA ​​and the team discussed the continuity of our sport and the conclusion was that it was impossible to hold the Russian Grand Prix under these circumstances.”

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