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Formula 1: Russia and Belarus get the green light from the FIA, but…

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INDOSPORT.COM – The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has finished holding an emergency meeting to discuss the conflict between Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday (1/3/22) local time.

The FIA ​​has decided that drivers of Russian and Belarusian nationality will still be allowed to participate in the upcoming Formula 1 event.

However, the FIA ​​confirmed that Russia and Belarus were prohibited from wearing their respective national flags. They are only allowed to carry the neutral flag.

Furthermore, in an official FIA statement, it said that there would be no competition taking place in the two countries until the next follow-up.

In addition, the FIA ​​has also banned the Russian and Belarusian flags, symbols and national anthems from all international sporting events.

“As you know, the FIA ​​has been watching developments in Ukraine with sadness, surprise. I really hope there will be a quick, peaceful resolution at this time,” said FIA President Mohammed Bin Sulayem, as reported by the official Formula 1 website, Wednesday (2/3/22).

“We condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, we are with all those who have suffered as a result of the events in Ukraine. I stress that the FIA ​​and our promoters took a proactive stance on this matter last week.”

“We have communicated with Formula 1, Formula 2, WTCR and the International Drifting Cup. The international calendar update from the FIA ​​will be presented at the WMSC (World Motor Sport Council) meeting in Bahrain for immediate approval,” explained Sulayem.

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