Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel says he will not race in the Russian Grand Prix in September after Russia launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine earlier Thursday.
The federation's newly-elected president Mohammed Ben Sulayem said in a video posted online on Thursday that Michael Masi will be replaced by Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas who will alternate as race directors.
Sebastian Vettel said Formula One drivers had not been consulted about the sport’s plans to do away with the pre-race slot for taking the knee, and suggested the decision may have been taken for business reasons.
Noah successfully completed stage 3 in 2 hours, 49 minutes and 11 seconds.
Nicholas Latifi's crash in the Abu Dhabi GP with five laps remaining brought out the safety car and helped Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton for the F1 title.
"It's my life goal achieved. It's been an incredible battle with Lewis [Hamilton]... I think we really pushed each other to the limit, sometimes over the limit," said Max Verstappen.
Verstappen pitted for fresh tires while Hamilton stayed on track. The race resumed with one lap remaining.
Lewis Hamilton was awarded his knighthood in the 2021 New Year Honours list.
Hamilton was cruising to victory when Nicholas Latifi's crash on lap 53 of the 58-lap race brought the safety car on to the track.
Heartbreak for Hamilton after Red Bull title rival Max Verstappen beat him to the win and the title in a safety-car aided last-lap pass.
Mercedes lost both of its protests after Lewis Hamilton lost the world title to Max Verstappen on the final lap of the last race at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Verstappen overtook Hamilton on Lap 58 in thrilling style after a crash involving Nicholas Latifi brought out the safety car with just a few laps left and confusion surrounded the restart.
Hamilton was five laps away from passing Michael Schumacher in the record books with an eighth championship Sunday until a crash gave Verstappen and Red Bull one final chance.
🔴 Max Verstappen won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the Formula One world championship for Red Bull on Sunday.
Mazepin tested positive on-site at Yas Marina Circuit. A second test for the Russian also returned positive.
Verstappen and Hamilton head into Sunday's finale tied in the championship standings, the first time the title contenders are even going into the deciding race since 1974.
For Jehan, it was a much needed win after the disappointment in Saudi Arabia last week. He is looking retain his seat on the Red Bull junior driver program and do a third season in Formula 2 to have a shot at a Formula 1 drive in 2023.
Hamilton and Verstappen are tied ahead of Sunday's title-deciding season finale. It's the first time since 1974 the championship contenders have been even going into the final race of the season.
The Dutchman lapped the revised 5.2-km long Yas Marina track in 1 minute and 25.009 seconds - 0.196 seconds quicker than the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas with Hamilton third.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Max Verstappen are tied in the standings — the first time since 1974 the title contenders entered the deciding race equal in points.
That played into the hands of Verstappen, who stayed out while Hamilton pitted from the lead for fresh tyres to take advantage of the safety car deployment.
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton's thrilling championship battle could be settled at the Saudi Arabian GP this weekend.
With her younger brother jailed nearly 6,000 miles (about 9,700 kilometers) away in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, Abu Al-Kheir said she hopes Hamilton might become a connection to powerful Saudis.
Frank Williams was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1999 but his team was never able to replicate its heyday of the 1980s and 1990s.
The win was Lewis Hamilton's seventh from 20 races this season and the record-extending 102nd of his career also continued his record of being first to win at new circuits on the calendar.