F1 season cut to 22 races after Russian GP not replaced on calendar

  • Sochi race pulled from the calendar after invasion of Ukraine
  • Return to Qatar to fill round-17 gap has been ruled out

The Russian Grand Prix will not be replaced on this year’s calendar after the Formula One race in Sochi was cancelled in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine. The F1 season, which had been set to host a record 23 meetings, will now revert to 22 races.

F1 had been looking at potential alternative venues to stand in for Russia but concluded that the additional costs and burdens another race would have placed on teams and personnel were not warranted.

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