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F1 | Formula 1 is on high alert for the Sochi GP and it's closely monitoring the situation

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Formula 1 says it will closely monitor the situation in Russia ahead of the Grand Prix scheduled for September.

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F1 | Formula 1 is on high alert for the Sochi GP and it's closely monitoring the situation
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This morning around 4:00 (CET) the scenario, in the eyes of many, that had been expected for weeks, has materialized.

The war broke out in the night with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a "special military operation" as defined by Vladimir Putin in a speech on TV, soon proved to be a total attack.

The crisis that is holding the whole world in apprehension is bringing to light several question on different sporting events which should be held on the Russian soil in the upcoming months, including the Champions League final and the Russian Grand Prix, which is expected to take place in September.

In this regard, Formula 1 this morning issued a statement:

"Formula 1 is closely watching the very fluid developments like many others and at this time has no further comment on the race scheduled for September.

This is hypothetically going to be the last edition of the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, before it moves, from 2023, to the new Igora Drive facility near to St. Petersburg, if allowed by the developing situation.

Nikita Mazepin, Russian Haas driver, has decided not to express himself on the subject, saying that he does not want to interfere in political situations, but that he only wants to speak about things thata happen on the track:

"I've always been a big supporter of sports without politics," - he said yesterday - "Today I'm in Barcelona, I cannot tell you the excitement of driving the new car and the excitement of actually being involved in developing this new car, from seeing the pictures for a year and then seeing it in physical carbon copy of the pictures is great.

"So I'm just very happy to be in Barcelona and I hope these three days are longer because it's a nice experience."

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