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F1 Terminates Russian Grand Prix

Formula 1 will no longer compete in Russia, series officials announced March 3.

Following the series’ decision not to race there this year due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, F1 has terminated the Russian Grand Prix contract.

“Formula 1 can confirm it has terminated its contract with the Russian Grand Prix promoter meaning Russia will not have a race in the future,” F1 announced in a statement.

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The contract with the organizers of the grand prix was set to last until 2025, but the series decided to end it early.

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, F1 officials and team owners agreed to this decision after a meeting last week.

Russia held eight F1 events, with Lewis Hamilton the most recent winner in 2021.

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Mark Kristl joined Frontstretch at the beginning of the 2019 NASCAR season. He is the site's ARCA Menards Series editor. Kristl is also an Eagle Scout and a proud University of Dayton alum.

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