Russian drivers have been banned from competing in the UK by Britain’s national motorsport authority.

Motorsport UK will refuse to recognise licenses of competitors from the Russian federation until further notice.

It means Nikita Mazepin cannot race in the British Grand Prix even if he continues to be part of the Haas team.


Mazepin’s father Dmitry provides financial backing to Haas and is close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Haas are expected to sever their links with Mazepin.

More to follow.