It's being whispered rather than shouted out aloud, but the world of Formula 1 is undoubtedly worried about the looming Russian Grand Prix.
The sport, scheduled to fly into Sochi for the very first time in October, has been quietly rocked by the news of the MH17 crash, after the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down by reportedly pro-Moscow rebels amid the Ukraine conflict.
'Our thoughts are with the families at this tough time,' Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado is quoted by the Spanish sports daily Marca. 'It's not the time to talk about the Russian Grand Prix.'
That is perhaps true when it comes to the public record, but behind the scenes, the issue is a major one for a global sport like...
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