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Sochi Autodrom



The Russian Grand Prix is a Formula One race that has been held at the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia since 2014. The race is part of the Formula One World Championship and is held annually in the fall.

The Sochi Autodrom was built specifically for the 2014 Winter Olympics, which were held in Sochi. After the Olympics, the track was modified and expanded to meet the requirements for hosting a Formula One race. The circuit features a mix of high-speed straights and technical corners, and is known for its smooth surface and long straights, which allow for high speeds.

The first Russian Grand Prix was held in 2014 and was won by Lewis Hamilton driving for Mercedes. The race has been held every year since, and has produced many memorable moments and exciting battles on the track. In 2020, the Russian Grand Prix was won by Valtteri Bottas, who took the lead early in the race and held on for the victory.

Due to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Formula 1 decided to end its contract with the Russian Grand Prix organisers and have will not be back anytime soon.

Capacity: 55,000
FIA Grade: 1
Broke ground: July 2011
Opened: 21 September 2014
Architect: Hermann Tilke

Major events
Russian Circuit Racing Series (2014–2016, 2018–2019, 2021, 2023)

Formula One
Russian Grand Prix (2014–2021)
WTCR Race of Russia (2021)
TCR International Series
2014 Winter Olympic Venue

Grand Prix Circuit (2014–present)
Length 5.848 km (3.634 miles)
Turns: 18
Race lap record: 1:35.761 (Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W10, 2019, F1)

Short Circuit
Length: 2.313 km (1.437 miles)

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