Following the shocking news of MH17 being shot down en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, with a catastrophic loss of 298 lives, organisers of the Russian Grand Prix are being pressured to react to media as it could force the races’ cancellation in October.
This could be the final blow for the event, whose venue is already near completion. The Crimean crisis had already created uncertainty about the viability of a global sport like F1 visiting Russia in 2014, particularly with controversial president Vladimir Putin so involved in the Sochi project.
According to the French-language La Presse, Sochi promoters said “all preparations are continuing” at Sochi and “deadlines will be met”. The report also quoted the organisers as saying the Russian grand prix will be “welcoming to everyone”.
Source: F1 fansite