FIA investigating Russian karter who gave alleged Nazi salute 

15-year-old Severiukhin appeared to perform a Nazi salute during the podium ceremony after winning the opening round of the FIA Karting European Championship OK category on Sunday at Portimao. 

Severiukhin pounded his chest before raising his right arm and proceeding to laugh as he celebrated his victory. 

After footage was widely circulated and condemned on social media on Monday, motorsport’s governing body the FIA said it had launched an immediate investigation into the incident. 

“The FIA confirms it has launched an immediate investigation into the unacceptable conduct of Mr Artem Severiukhin that occurred during the podium ceremony for the OK category at Round 1 of the 2022 FIA Karting European Championship at Kartodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal,” read an FIA statement. 

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