Formula 1 CEO Announces Its Decision On Russia

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Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali confirmed that the sport will no longer hold events in Russia.

Domenicali told Sport Bild magazine (h/t ESPN F1) that the sport has no plans to return to Russia after the country's invasion of Ukraine.

"There will be no more racing in Russia."

Formula 1 was last run in the country when Lewis Hamilton won the 2021 Russian Grand Prix.

This year's Russian Grand Prix in Sochi was cancelled.

It is the first year since 2014 that F1 has not raced in Sochi.

They were to go to St. Petersburg the next year.

Per Reuters, Russian GP promoter Alexei Titov said they "expect a return".

But he called their future business partnership "really unclear." Meanwhile, Domenicali insisted that F1 would not go back to Russia.

"I've always believed you should never say never," Domenicali said.

"But in this case, I can certainly promise - we will no longer negotiate with them."