Since 2014, one of the Grand Prix in the Formula 1 calendar has been the track in Sochi. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began before the start of the season this year, and the race directorate reacted accordingly. Then the decision to cancel the competition in Russia was made public by the following day after the start of the war, and later the Russian Haas F1 Team pilot was replaced by Kevin Magnussen.
In his new interview with Sport Bild, the president of Formula 1, Stefano Domenicali, said that there are no further plans for races in the Russian Federation, and Liberty Media does not plan negotiations regarding the further return of the Sochi stage.
It is noted that the Russian Grand Prix is extremely profitable for Formula-1 due to the high entry fees of the promoters. But Domenicali showed that money can not buy everything:
But there are things that are non-negotiable. We will no longer negotiate with them. There will be no more races there.
In 2023, they also planned to hold a stage in St. Petersburg. Apparently, those plans have also been canceled.