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F1 CEO: ‘No More Racing in Russia’

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has stated the racing series has no immediate plans to return to Russia for future races, Sport Bild magazine reports.

“I’ve always believed that you should never say never,” Domenicali told Sport Bild, per Reuters. “But in this case, I can promise for sure we will no longer negotiate with them. There will be no more racing in Russia.”

The announcement arrives months after F1 proclaimed it had canceled the 2022 Russian Grand Prix that was to take place at Sochi Autodrome as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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CEO of Russian GP promoter Alexey Titov has stated that he expects a refund of payments made after F1 originally canceled the 2022 edition of the Grand Prix.

This year will be the first F1 season to not feature Russia on the F1 calendar since 2013.

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Dalton Hopkins began writing for Frontstretch in April 2021 after a staff writing position with IMSA. A race fan since he was three years old, he began freelance writing in 2018 and graduated with a B.S. in Communications from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2019. Simultaneously, he also serves as a First Lieutenant in the US Army.

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