The organizers of the FIA Formula 1 and the Russian Grand Prix have parted ways after confirming the end of the race contract on March 3, 2022.
The future of the Russian Grand Prix was less promising after a February 25 announcement confirmed that the current situation in Ukraine had "suspended" plans for the event in the second half of 2022.
Next season is expected to be the last year drivers will compete on the layout introduced in 2014, as last June's announcement would see the Russian Grand Prix move from Sochi to an "Autodrom Igora Drive" in St Petersburg.
However, the termination of F1's contract with the organizers of the Russian Grand Prix means that drivers and teams will no longer compete in Russia, and the circuit will not appear on the Formula 1 Schedule.
So far, Formula 1 has not confirmed a replacement for this year's place on the calendar, nor has it announced a venue for future seasons. However, the official organizers of the Russian Grand Prix have also released a contract termination statement saying ticket holders can now request a refund - having previously told people to wait if plans for the Grand Prix resume.
The 2022 Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Sochi has been canceled due to a decision by the FIA. The agreement between ANO ROSGONKI, the official organizer of the Russian Grand Prix, and FORMULA 1 has been terminated," the statement said.