Russian athletes paying for Putin’s war says Perez

Sergio Perez is not so sure Formula 1 is on the right track by pushing Nikita Mazepin off the 2022 grid because of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. It’s just a small part of a global frenzy of action against the international Russian community, including sporting events and athletes. “In a way, Russian athletes are paying for Putin’s war,” Red Bull driver Sergio Perez told Marca. “I don’t agree with that, because I believe that athletes are not responsible for what the Russian president is doing.”. “For the sake of my fans, my teammates and sporting honour, I will not sign this document. Famous Dutch F1 commentator Olav Mol told Ziggo Sport: “Nikita Mazepin’s father does have certain contacts, but if your father was wrong in a war, are you wrong too?”.

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