“Uralkali intends to protect its interests in line with applicable legal procedures and reserves its rights to initiate judicial proceedings, claim damages and seek repayment of the significant amounts Uralkali had paid for the 2022 Formula 1 season.
“As most of the sponsorship funding for the 2022 season has already been transferred to Haas and given that the Team terminated the sponsorship agreement before the first race of the 2022 season, Haas has thus failed to perform its obligations to Uralkali for this year’s season. Uralkali shall request the immediate reimbursement of the amounts received by Haas. The refund from Haas and the remaining part of Uralkali’s sponsor financing for 2022 will be used to establish the We Compete As One athlete support foundation.”
In a press conference earlier today, Nikita Mazepin announced “We Compete As One” as a foundation to support athletes who are prohibited from participating in international sport events based on their nationality.
Pietro Fittipaldi will take over the testing duties for Haas tomorrow in Bahrain, with the team’s running put back to the afternoon due to a freight delay.