The Russian Grand Prix will not be replaced on the calendar for the 2022 Formula 1 season, F1 promoter Formula One announced on Wednesday. On February 25, it was decided that the Russian GP, scheduled for Sochi at the end of September and in force since 2014, would not take place following the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian armed forces. On March 3, F1 went further by breaking its contract with Russia, « which means that Russia will not have a race in the future“, it was specified.
The calendar for the current Formula 1 season thus goes from 23 to 22 races for the year 2022. There will therefore be a longer break than expected between the Italian Grand Prix on September 11, and that of Singapore on September 2. october. Five Grand Prix have already been contested this year. The Monegasque Charles Leclerc sits at the top of the drivers’ classification, as does his Ferrari team. The next Grand Prix will be that of Spain, in Barcelona, this Sunday.