The St. Petersburg Igora Drive circuit was supposed to host the Russian GP from 2023 onwards, taking over from the Sochi Olympic venue. That will no longer be the case.
F1 had already moved to cancel this year’s event in Sochi, originally the final race the venue would host, as sporting organisations around the world put sanctions in place against the country.
Yesterday the FIA confirmed that it would not be banning Russian and Belarusian license holders from competing in international motor sporting events, but that they would be able to compete under a neutral flag.
Motorsport UK went further still and barred any Russian driver from competing in the UK, meaning Haas’ Nikita Mazepin would theoretically be barred from the British Grand Prix in July.