The FIA will maintain a rare assembly of the World Motor Sport Council tomorrow to debate the ramifications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for its competitions.
The governing physique of motorsport has already introduced a sequence of occasions at Russia’s Sochi Autodrom can not go forward this 12 months. These embody Components 1’s grand prix in September, the World Touring Automotive Cup spherical in August and the Intercontinental Drifting Cup in June.
The cancellations had been introduced after Russia despatched its troops into Ukraine final Thursday. Right this moment the Federation Vehicle d’Ukraine wrote to the FIA urging it to cancel all its occasions in Russia and stop rivals from the nation collaborating in motorsport exterior the nation. It known as for related motion towards Belarus, which helped to facilitate the invasion.
An FIA spokesperson informed RaceFans the matter can be thought of on Tuesday: “A rare assembly of the World Motor Sport Council can be convened tomorrow to debate issues referring to the continued disaster in Ukraine. Additional updates can be given following the assembly.”
The WMSC is chaired by FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem. The 28-strong physique features a consultant of the Russian Vehicle Federation, Victor Kiryanov.
Different sports activities are additionally dealing with strain to chop their ties with Russia. The nation’s nationwide and membership soccer groups have been banned from occasions by FIFA and UEFA, together with the 2022 World Cup.
The Worldwide Olympic Committee, which formally recognised the FIA in 2012, right now issued a suggestion that “worldwide sports activities federations and sports activities occasion organisers not invite or enable the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officers in worldwide competitions.”
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