Alexander Smolyar

Defiant Russian official tears into the FIA for ‘violating the Olympic Charter’

Senior Russian official Sergey Ivanov has criticised Formula 1 for their handling of Russian motorsport amid the country’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. In February, the FIA was quickly sparked into action when Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and the governing body moved to ban all Russian


Racing driver slams the UK after being denied entry for British GP

Formula 3 MP Motorsport driver Alexander Smolyar has been denied entry into the United Kingdom and banned from competing in this weekend’s British Grand Prix. Smolar is officially Russian, but flags of both Russia and Belarus have been barred by the FIA in global motorsport events due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He therefore races