Formula 1 news: Russian GP to be replaced amid Russia-Ukraine war


Formula 1 news: The Russian Grand Prix will be replaced in Formula One’s 2022 calendar. After the act of war by Russia.

The upcoming season of formula one is going to feature a record-breaking 23 races. Although, questions were raised that whether the number of races will be reduced. Unfortunately, the race couldn’t be held in Russia after President Vladimir Putin’s act of war.

Formula one has announced that the Russian Grand Prix will be now replaced. They said that it is impossible to schedule the race in Russia after Russian president Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Despite, Russia’s F1 promoter claiming that the race can still be held there peacefully.

Formula one has decided to take this discussion completely off the table. It has been announced that there will be no race in Russia. The Russian Grand Prix will be replaced and there are many countries who are being guessed as to its replacement.

 Formula 1 news: the Russian Grand Prix to be replaced amid the war by Russia
Formula 1 news: the Russian Grand Prix to be replaced amid the war by Russia

Formula 1 news: Potential replacements for the Russian GP

With the Singapore Grand Prix and Japan Grand Prix just preceding the Russian Grand Prix which was to be held before. One between China and Malaysia are been rumored as its replacement.

Malaysia was removed from the calendar after 2017 since the attendance was reduced there. The wave changed for Sepang’s MotoGP event. The Chinese circuit in Shanghai has been out of the formula one calendar since covid-19. It is trying hard to get an opportunity.

It also invited the winter Olympics recently and moreover, this year formula one has its very first Chinese driver. Zhou Guanyu, on the F1 grid who will be driving for Alfa Romeo. Considering Europe, Portugal’s name is coming up as a potential venue for the race to replace the Russian Grand Prix. Moreover, Portimao was drawn into the last two calendars when F1 needed additional European options for a pandemic.

Although, Grand Prix being held in Turkey is not being considered an option and moreover the venue appeared as a short notice stand in both 2020 and 2021.

Tickets for Istanbul Grand Prix were on sale for a short period but were said as an administrative error by a formula on Formula one can easily get a replacement as it has more than enough candidates.

According to F1 president and CEO, Stefano Domenicali, they have already proven in the last few years that they are flexible and have will face no problem in finding a replacement for the Russian Grand Prix.

He added that a lot of possible venues are being discussed as an option and the best possible venue will be selected depending upon the best strategic markets for formula one.

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