Within the wake of Russia’s invasion, Ukraine’s motorsport federation, the Car Federation of Ukraine (FAU), has referred to as for all Russian drivers to be excluded from FIA-sanctioned occasions.
The transfer comes at a time Haas is contemplating the way forward for Nikita Mazepin, whose father Dmitry, is title sponsor of the American outfit through his potash firm, Uralkali.
FIA President, Mohammed Ben Sulayem had written to the President of the FAU providing his full assist, and in response the FAU President, Leonid Kostyuchenko has issued the next:
“Given the present state of affairs, the FAU is making ready a proposal for potential measures of assist from the FIA for the post-war interval, when all state sources will likely be directed to restoration.
“On the request of FAU members, we ask you to: prohibit the usage of state symbols of the aggressor nations of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus in the course of the FIA and FIA-sanctioned competitions.
“Prohibit the holding of FIA and FIA-authorised competitions on the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.
“Prohibit RAF [Russian Automobile Federation] and RAF-sanctioned competitions within the occupied territories of Ukraine.
“To exclude from the FIA all members from the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus [and] to exclude from the FIA commissions all individuals representing organisations from the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.
“Prohibit holders of all licenses issued by the RAF and BAF from competitions outdoors the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.”
The FAU’s calls for apart, Haas has already mentioned that if it opts to drop Mazepin, Pietro Fittipaldi can be his most definitely substitute.