F1 may have had its own revolt to deal with had the race gone ahead, with Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Fernando Alonso each expressing their concerns if the race had remained on the schedule.
The Aston Martin driver was steadfast in his response when asked about the possibility on Thursday of racing in Russia, immediately announcing he would have refused to race in the country.
Yesterday Haas announced that it would run a white livery minus its Uralkali sponsorship and Russian colours for the remainder of testing following the invasion. The team has also removed all branding linked to the company overnight on its vehicles and in the garage.
It is unclear what the future holds for the team with its title sponsor facing sanctions from the wider global community.
Uralkali is a Russian potash producer owned by Dmitry Mazepin, an associate of Vladimir Putin, and father of Haas driver Nikita. It could be one of the companies that may be targeted by sanctions.
Nikita Mazepin has been pulled from the FIA press conference scheduled to take place later this evening while Haas team boss Guenther Steiner has confirmed the team is reviewing legal options with regards to its Uralkali sponsorship ties.