Red Bull released a statement saying it has halted all marketing in Russia but continues to sell its products there.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has had a huge impact on F1. Haas F1 Team, in particular, chose to cut ties with main sponsor Uralkali and driver Nikita Mazepin following the shocking news.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged companies to withdraw their products from Russia. Domestic sales taxes could be used to finance Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
McDonald’s, Carlsberg and Nike did just that, followed by hundreds of other big brands who clearly didn’t want to get involved in Russia’s horrific behavior, but some continue to sell their wares. .
Ukrainian protesters had previously targeted the Red Bull HQ in Salzburg, but now the Red Bull Racing HQ in Milton Keynes has come under attack.
Bearing in mind the idea that Red Bull sales in Russia are somehow funding the Russian invasion of Ukraine, protesters broke into the Red Bull Racing compound in Milton Keynes and put Putin on the side of the building. ride a Red Bull Bull logo.
The slogan “Red Bull gives Putin wings” was shared on social media after the protests, sending messages to Red Bull-affiliated athletes such as Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez to talk to their bosses about their involvement in Russia. website where you can file a petition.
The Ukrainian Solidarity Project had previously screened a video on the side of Red Bull HQ imploring Max Verstappen to take action and again oppose his team’s refusal to withdraw from Russia, but the racing team appear to prefer to stay away from political issues.
Protesters have warned Red Bull on social media that this is only the beginning of their protests and the project will step up its campaign against the company until it sees action against the head of the energy drink giant.
With Red Bull facing a management and hierarchy reorganization following the death of owner Dietrich Mateschitz, it is unclear who the protesters are trying to contact.
Refusing to withdraw from Russia and keeping their cans there on supermarket shelves, @RedBull gives wings to Putin. So we have rebranded their Formula 1 HQ to Milton Keynes 1/8 pic.twitter.com/6sEnhYoNcG
— Solidarity Project for Ukraine (@SolidarityUKR) December 1, 2022