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Russian racers will be allowed to compete if they refuse the word “Russian”


MOSCOW, March 4 Russian and Belarusian pilots can race under the auspices of International Automobile Federation (FIA), if they sign a declaration of commitment to the principles of peace and political neutrality of the organization, which states that they are forbidden to use the word “Russian”, according to the FIA ​​website. On Tuesday, the FIA ​​banned competitions in Russia and Belarus due to aggravation situation in Ukraine. Athletes from these countries will be allowed to international competitions only under a neutral flag. After that, information appeared in the media that the American Formula 1 team Haas would part ways with Russian driver Nikita Mazepin. On Friday, the FIA ​​confirmed that the organization's previous decision of March 1 remains in force. However, drivers who are sanctioned must fulfill a number of requirements and obligations by signing a declaration of commitment to the principles of peace and political neutrality. The published document says that such a driver must recognize the obligation of the FIA ​​to show solidarity with the people of Ukraine, the Automobile Federation of Ukraine and all those who suffering as a result of the ongoing conflict. Also, pilots from Russia and Belarus are forbidden to sing the anthems of their countries, in any form to demonstrate the flags and symbols of their states and federations. The words “Russian”, “Russia”, “Belarus”, “Belarusian”, including the abbreviations of federations and countries (RUS or RAF – Russian Automobile Federation) also fell under the bans. In addition, drivers must remove national symbols, flags and colors from their social networks. Previously, Haas removed the white, blue and red colors that formed the Russian tricolor from its car, as well as the mention of the title sponsor, the Russian company Uralkali.

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