As the world watches the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Formula 1 says they are keeping an eye on the situation but Sebastian Vettel has already made up his mind on where he stands.
“It’s horrible to see what is happening. My own opinion is I should not go. I will not go. I think it’s wrong to race in the country.”
“I’m sorry for the people you know, innocent people that are losing their lives that are getting killed for stupid reasons and a very, very strange and mad leadership,” he said. “Personally, I’m just so shocked and sad to see what’s what’s going on. So, we will see going forward, but I think my decision is already made.”
It’s a difficult situation for F1 who has a contract to race in Sochi, the home the Russian GP, but with recent action in Ukraine, F1 may have to re-think their position. It certainly does raise the question of legal liability on F1’s behalf but that depends on what the contract says about these kinds of issues. there is also a contract between Vettel and the team and that could be touchy as well.