After the toughest Formula 1 weekend in recent memory, everyone’s thoughts heading into this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix are quite rightly with Jules Bianchi. Today’s Press Conference confirmed that it will be a difficult weekend for everyone involved in Formula 1.
Sochi is the venue for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix, with the backdrop of the Winter Olympic Park providing some stunning scenery for the fans whilst the track is empty. Speaking of fans, Daniil Kvyat should be a popular man this time out…
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- Attempts to bring Formula 1 to Russia have been surfacing throughout the last 30 years, with little success until recently.
- The Sochi Autodrom features 18 turns and is clockwise in direction.
- The circuit is based in the Winter Olympic Park, which hosted the games earlier this year.
- Featuring long straights and several 90-degree corners, the track has been likened to the Valencia Street Circuit, which was dropped from the calender after 2012.
- Daniil Kvyat will become the first Russian to race at home in Formula 1, with Vitaly Petrov being the only previous Russian to have competed in the sport, driving for Lotus-Renault and Caterham in 2011 and 2012 respectively.