Motorsport UK’s statement comes after the FIA’s decision to allow Russian and Belarusian drivers to still compete but under a neutral flag.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) triggered the decisions on Monday after calling for athletes from the aforementioned countries to be prevented from taking part in international events.

Motorsport UK has taken a harder stance than the FIA, meaning it is even more unlikely that Mazepin will keep his drive at Haas for 2022.

Each country’s governing body may decide to follow Motorsport UK's, making the FIA’s lighter verdict inconsequential.

Motorsport UK has decided the following:

- No Russian/Belarusian licenced teams are approved to enter motorsport competitions in the UK

- No Russian/Belarusian licenced competitors and officials are approved to participate in UK motorsport events

- No Russian/Belarusian national symbols, colours, flags (on uniform, equipment and car) to be displayed at Motorsport UK permitted event

Formula 2 and Formula 3 outfit Hitech Grand Prix has decided to remove Uralkali logos from its cars ahead of testing in Bahrain.

Ex-F1 and current WEC driver Daniil Kvyat is due to compete in this year's endurance championship, but with no UK rounds scheduled and thus he will be allowed to compete under a neutral FIA flag.

Motorsport UK chairman David Richards said: “It is our duty to use whatever influence and leverage we might have to bring this wholly unjustified invasion of Ukraine to a halt.

“We would encourage the motorsport community and our colleagues around the world to fully embrace the recommendations of the International Olympic Committee and do whatever we can to end this war.”