Russian teams and drivers have been banned from racing in the UK

The UK’s motorsport governing body has today revealed a ban on Russian and Belarusian teams, chauffeurs and also authorities from taking part in UK motorsport occasions.

Motorsport UK will certainly not identify competing licences released by the Russian Vehicle Federation neither the Belarus Vehicle Federation, reliable immediately. For Solution One, that implies Haas’s Nikita Mazepin won’t race at this year’s British Grand Prix, despite the fact that he’s permitted to race in other places under the FIA’s neutral flag.

In addition to outlawing Russian as well as Belarusian groups, competitors and officials from UK motorsport occasions, there’s also a ban on Russian and also Belarusian national icons, colours as well as flags.

Chair of Motorsport UK David Richards CBE said: “The entire Motorsport UK area condemns the acts of battle by Russia as well as Belarus in Ukraine and shares its uniformity and support towards all those affected by the continuous problem.

“We stand united with individuals of Ukraine and also the motorsport neighborhood complying with the intrusion and the inappropriate actions that have unravelled. This is a time for the worldwide motorsport neighborhood to act and also reveal assistance for the people of Ukraine and also our coworkers at the FIA,” Richards included.

The UK motorsport restriction complies with a conference at the FIA where new president Mohammed Ben Sulayem described worldwide motorsport actions, which include suspending all motorsport in Russia and Belarus, in addition to flags, icons and nationwide anthems in worldwide competitors.

Better, Russian and Belarusian nationwide groups have been prohibited from competition, while private drivers from those states can join a “neutral capability and also under the ‘FIA flag'”. Any Russian and also Belarusian FIA members are to temporarily step aside from their roles, there will certainly be no grants granted and “upon proposal of the F1 Commercial Civil Liberty Owner”, a termination of the Russian Grand Prix.

“The FIA is watching the growths in Ukraine with despair and also shock and also I wish for a swift and serene resolution to the present circumstance,” Mohammed Ben Sulayem stated.