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F1 ends Match TV rights deal in Russia

Nikita Mazepin of Russia driving the Haas F1 VF-22 Ferrari (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Formula 1 has terminated its rights agreement with Match TV in Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine, the Gazprom Media-owned broadcaster has announced.

The move comes after F1 removed the Russian Grand Prix from its 2022 calendar before later terminating its contract with race promoter Rosgonki. Russian driver Nikita Mazepin (pictured) has also had his contract terminated with US-based team Haas.

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