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BREAKING: F1 makes a decision on replacing the Russian Grand Prix after it was scrapped in the Ukraine war

The 2022 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi was canceled back in February following the outbreak of war in Ukraine, with F1 bosses initially implying the event would be replaced

F1 bosses will not replace the 2022 Russian Grand Prix
F1 bosses will not replace the 2022 Russian Grand Prix

F1 bosses have confirmed the scrapped 2022 Russian Grand Prix will not be replaced.

Originally scheduled for September, the Sochi race was canceled in February due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Then, just a few days later, the FIA ​​​​terminated its long-standing contract with the race organizers.

At first, it seemed like the race would be replaced by the Authority, which openly said it was looking at other options. But fearing a logistical nightmare, it has now been confirmed they will scrap plans for a record-breaking 23-race campaign.

The Russian event was added to the F1 calendar back in 2014 after former CEO Bernie Ecclestone struck a deal with Vladimir Putin. Last June, it was confirmed that the race would move from Sochi to St. Petersburg from 2023.

A published F1 statement read: “The 2022 Formula 1 calendar will now feature 22 races instead of the originally planned 23, following the decision not to replace the Russian Grand Prix. It has now been revealed that no additional Grand Prix will be added to the calendar to fill the gap – meaning the 2022 calendar will feature 22 races.”

The news is likely to be greeted with relief in many F1 circles. Earlier this year, teams have expressed their displeasure that a reduced budget cap means more travel.







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