Motorsport’s governing body the FIA will allow Russian competitors to take part in international events despite the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
President Mohammed ben Sulayem said the FIA “condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine”.
The FIA said the decision was “in accordance with International Olympic Committee recommendations”.
However, on Tuesday the IOC called for Russian and Belarusian athletes to be prevented from competing in international events.
An FIA spokesman said the organisation was “acting like Fifa, ITF, UCI… we ban national teams not athletes in foreign teams”.