Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said replacing the Russian Grand Prix would be “no problem”. So why did they decide not to?
Formula 1 will no longer race in Russia after Formula One Management (FOM) terminated its contract with the race’s promoters.
Formula 1 has confirmed this year’s Russian Grand Prix will not go ahead following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for Formula 1 to cancel this year’s Russian Grand Prix in wake of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine.
Formula 1 says it is monitoring any potential impact on the Russian Grand Prix following the country’s invasion of its neighbour Ukraine.
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Sochi will hold its penultimate Russian Grand Prix today before the race moves to a new track neat St Petersburg.
An extension is being built to the Igora Drive circuit near St Petersburg ahead of its first Russian Grand Prix in 2023.
The Igora Drive circuit near St Petersburg will replace Sochi Autodrom as the home of the Russian Grand Prix from 2023.
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Despite official denials, Igora Drive looks ready to take over from Sochi Autodrom as the home of the Russian Grand Prix.
Sochi Autodrom is expected to hold the Russian Grand Prix for the final time next year, RaceFans has learned.
The Russian Grand Prix promoter credits Bernie Ecclestone for helping extend the race’s contract to 2025, one of the longest current deals in F1.