Formula One calls off Russian Grand Prix

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F1 Test, Barcelona, Circuit de Catalunyaes

Formula One has confirmed that it will call off the Russian Grand Prix after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine from three main directions.

Formula One stated on Thursday that it will closely monitor the situation in Ukraine after Russia had launched an unprecedented military assault on Ukraine by land, air and sea that has already left dozens dead.

The sport has now confirmed that it will cancel the Russian Grand Prix that was due to take place on 25 September.

"The FIA Formula 1 World Championship visits countries all over the world with a positive vision to unite people, bringing nations together. We are watching the developments in Ukraine with sadness and shock and hope for a swift and peaceful resolution to the present situation.

"On Thursday evening Formula 1, the FIA, and the teams discussed the position of our sport, and the conclusion is, including the view of all relevant stakeholders, that it is impossible to hold the Russian Grand Prix in the current circumstances."