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Haas F1 drops Russian Uralkali branding over Ukraine invasion

The Haas System 1 crew says it will drop its Russian sponsor Uralkali from its car pursuing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

This news arrives by means of a statement made by the workforce to the media on Thursday in Barcelona, originally claimed by Motorsport.com.

“Haas F1 Group will existing its VF-22 in a plain white livery, minus Uralkali branding, for the 3rd and ultimate working day of monitor operating at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Friday 25 February.”

In addition to the removal of the Russian sponsor Uralkali, Haas has eradicated the blue and red (Russian colors) livery to run in a basic white car or truck. Uralkali is a Russian fertilizer producer and exporter that provides items to above 60 countries. As of now, it is unclear how extended Haas will hold the Uralkali branding off its vehicle.

Previously today, Sebastian Vettel declared that he would not race in Russia this season.

“My very own belief is I must not go, I will not go,” Vettel said. “I assume it is wrong to race in the country. I’m sorry for the innocent folks that are dropping their life, that are obtaining killed (for) stupid good reasons and a incredibly peculiar and mad leadership.”

F1 stated in a assertion that it is “closely viewing the pretty fluid developments” but produced no further more comment on no matter if the race in Sochi would be canceled.