One of the more recent additions to the calendar, here’s everything you need to know about the Sochi Autodrom!


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Image: Ria Novost / CC
LAPS 56
TURNS 19
LAP LENGTH 5.848km
FIRST RACE 2014
MOST WINS LEWIS HAMILTON (2)

Fast Facts:

  • The track is set around some of the major venues from the 2014 Winter Olympics.
  • The circuit cost almost $200 million to build.
  • Designed by Hermann Tilke, the track held the first of the Grands Prix in its 7 year contract in 2014.
  • A Russian Grand Prix was campaigned for for around 30 years before the inaugural event finally took place.
  • It is the third longest track on the calendar.

All the Russian Grand Prix Winners:

Year Winner
2015 Lewis Hamilton
2014 Lewis Hamilton

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Nicky Haldenby is a 23 year old Formula One blogger from Scarborough, England. Having grown up with F1 often on the TV on Sunday afternoons, Nicky has been following the sport avidly since 2006. He graduated from the University of Hull in 2015 with a First Class degree in English Language and Literature. He founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in March 2016. Nicky also writes for Badger GP.

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