2015 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN
GRAND PRIX

Race Information

Russia, Sochi

October 11 | 14:00 local time, 12:00 CET

Following Formula 1's strategy to push into developing economies around the world, it only seemed a matter of time before Russia took a place on the calendar. It is a momentous sporting year for Russia, with Sochi playing host to the Winter Olympics and then the venue repurposed for their inaugural Grand Prix in October. Situated in the south-west of the country close to the border with Georgia, the track layout looks fast and flowing for a modern circuit, with a slower, more technical final sector. All eyes will be on 19-year old Toro Rosso rookie Daniil Kyvat when Formula 1 rolls into town. The Russian youngster rose to prominence in Formula One’s feeder-series GP3.

 

 

Circuit length 5.85 km
Race distance
Laps 
53
2014 winner
 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)