Africa-Press – Botswana. “No Grand Prix will be added to the calendar to fill in the absence (from the Russian GP), meaning the 2022 calendar will comprise 22 races,” the Formula One Group said in a statement.
The decision of those responsible for the championship of the “queen” category of motor sport was taken despite several countries having expressed interest in organizing the event and prevents the 2022 World Cup from setting a record of 23 races, maintaining the number of those that were held in the year. past.
The 2022 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, which was due to take place in Sochi on 25 September, was canceled on 25 February, the day after the Russian military offensive in Ukraine and following the appeal of several drivers to that effect, among which the Dutch Max Verstappen, world champion in title.
The event has been part of the F1 World Championship since 2014 and the city of Sochi, host of the Winter Olympic Games that year, was chosen for its realization, but in 2023 it is scheduled to be moved to Saint Petersburg.