Schumacher racing team without advertising for Russian sponsors

Barcelona (dpa) – The American Formula 1 racing team Haas will drive a car painted all white on the third and final day of testing on the Grand Prix circuit in Barcelona.

The team with the German pilot Mick Schumacher and the Russian driver Nikita Masepin does without the advertising by main sponsor Uralkali in the Russian national colors.

Masepin’s father Dmitri is the majority owner of the Russian mining company. Haas wrote in his message that after consultation with the team partners there was no further comment.

The US racing team with Russian investors is particularly in the spotlight after the escalation caused by Russia’s attack on Ukraine. It was “terrible in many ways,” said Mick Schumacher in Barcelona. He did not speak to Nikita Masepin about the crisis itself.

The race in Russia is planned for September 25 this year. Before driving in St. Petersburg from 2023, Formula 1 will start again in the former Winter Olympics location Sochi. The racing series is watching the very fluid developments like many others, according to a statement from Formula 1. At the moment there is no further comment on the race planned for September.