October 5, 2022

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Russian drivers will be banned from Formula 1 racing in the UK

Russian drivers will be banned from Formula 1 racing in the UK

The decision was made on the recommendations of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the British government.


British Automobile Federation (Motorsport UK) Announced, this Wednesday (2), that Russian pilots have been banned Participate in GP Formula 1 The war between Russia and Ukraine began last Thursday (24).

Results Video of the presence of Russian Nikita MasebinCurrent Haas driver and, as a result, can help Brazilian Pietro Fittibalti, Grandson of two-time world champion Emerson Fittibaldi and current presence for the team. The exam is scheduled to take place on July 3rd.

” The entire UK motorsport community condemns the actions of Russia and Belarus in Ukraine and expresses its solidarity and support to all victims of the ongoing conflict. We are united with the people of Ukraine and the motorsport community after the invasion and unacceptable actions. This is a time for the international motor community to act and support the people of Ukraine and our colleagues in the Ukrainian Automobile Federation, ” said David Richards, President of Motorsport UK.

The agency also confirms that the move was made in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the recommendations of the British government, which proposes to companies to exclude Russian and Belarusian athletes from the competition.

“It is our duty to use any foreign power to end this completely unnecessary invasion of Ukraine. We want to fully accept the recommendations of the International Olympic Committee and encourage the motorsport community around the world and our colleagues to do all we can to end this war. “

It is worth remembering that the Russian GP, ​​scheduled for September 25th. Canceled with the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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