FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX
The Sochi International Street Circuit lies in the 2014 Winter Olympics Village. This wild and newly-designed circuit is full of fast straights and sharp corners. With a total of 16 turns, Sotchi also encloses a massive U-Turn between turns 2 and 4 which circles the central “Medals Plaza” where the Olympics medals were handed out during the 2014 Winter Olympics.
A grand première in the world of Formula 1, the Sochi Olympic Park Circuit marked the end of a 30-year campaign for a Russian Grand Prix. As you might remember, Bernie Ecclestone had expressed his will of a “Soviet Union Grand Prix” back in the early 1980’s but the project failed. Several attempts were made in the following years but it’s only in 2013 that a decision was made. The 2014 Russian Grand Prix will mark the beginning of a 7-year contract.