‘I will not go’: Vettel calls on F1 to scrap Russian GP after Ukraine invasion

0
14

  • Horner also insists F1 can not hold a race in Russia
  • F1 ‘closely watching the very fluid developments’

The four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel has issued a strident call for Formula One to abandon this season’s scheduled race in Russia after its invasion of Ukraine.

Vettel insisted he would boycott the meeting set for September if it was held while F1’s leaders prepared to hold a swiftly-convened summit on Thursday evening to discuss whether the race should go ahead. The German, a director of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association, has long been outspoken on issues of social and human rights and was unequivocal in his condemnation of Russia’s invasion and in his conviction that he would not race there.

Continue reading…

Written by Giles Richards in Barcelona
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/24/f1-russian-grand-prix-remains-on-calendar-despite-invasion-of-ukraine under the title “‘I will not go’: Vettel calls on F1 to scrap Russian GP after Ukraine invasion”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.