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Russian racing driver Daniil Kvyat criticises ‘unfair’ sports activities bans | Racing Information

PARIS: Former Russian Formulation One driver Daniil Kvyat stated Tuesday that “sports activities ought to stay exterior politics” and decried the banning of Russian athletes from competitors as “unfair” after his nation’s invasion of Ukraine.
Russia have been thrown out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and all its nationwide groups and golf equipment banned from worldwide soccer competitions.
The choice by FIFA and UEFA, in addition to related suspensions introduced by different sports activities, together with athletics and ice skating, got here after the Worldwide Olympic Committee urged sports activities federations to impose bans on Russia and Belarus.

Formulation One’s Russian Grand Prix scheduled for September 25 was cancelled on Friday.
The FIA additionally introduced Tuesday that Russian drivers wouldn’t be capable to compete beneath their nation’s flag and that the Russian nationwide anthem will now not be performed in F1.
“Sports activities federations the world over together with the IOC ought to stay exterior politics,” Kvyat stated in a social media submit.

“Disallowing Russian athletes and groups from taking part in world competitions is an unfair resolution. Who else if not us sports activities folks will assist glue collectively nations within the upcoming occasions.”
Kvyat, who drove for Pink Bull and Toro Rosso in F1, stated he hopes “for a peaceable resolution in Ukraine”.
“Hopefully all events can discover a resolution by sitting collectively and thru a respectful dialogue,” he stated.

“”It horrifies me to see two brotherhood nations in a battle. I do not need navy actions or wars to affect the way forward for humanity, I need my daughter and all kids to take pleasure in this lovely world.”
Kvyat, 27, is Russia’s most profitable Formulation One driver, profitable 202 factors in his profession with three podium finishes. He final raced within the sport in 2020.