May 31, 2023


A Class Of Its Own

Haas F1 drops Russian Uralkali branding over Ukraine invasion

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

This information arrives via a statement designed by the workforce to the media on Thursday in Barcelona, in the beginning claimed by

“Haas F1 Staff will present its VF-22 in a basic white livery, minus Uralkali branding, for the 3rd and ultimate working day of observe jogging 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 purple (Russian colours) livery to operate in a plain white vehicle. Uralkali is a Russian fertilizer producer and exporter that materials products and solutions to above 60 nations around the world. As of now, it’s unclear how prolonged Haas will continue to keep the Uralkali branding off its car.

Earlier these days, Sebastian Vettel announced that he would not race in Russia this season.

“My possess viewpoint is I must not go, I will not go,” Vettel explained. “I consider it’s completely wrong to race in the state. I’m sorry for the innocent individuals that are losing their lives, that are obtaining killed (for) silly good reasons and a incredibly weird and mad management.”

F1 mentioned in a statement that it is “closely looking at the quite fluid developments” but produced no further remark on regardless of whether the race in Sochi would be canceled.