RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

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Sochi Autodrom
27/09/2020 11:10 UTC

RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

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Sochi Autodrom
27/09/2020 11:10 UTC

25/09/2020

FP1: 11:00 - 12:30 /
FP2: 15:00 - 16:30

26/09/2020

FP3: 12:00 - 13:00 /
QUALI: 15:00 - 16:00

27/09/2020

RACE: 14:10

The Russian Grand Prix is one of the newer events of the Formula 1 World Championship calendar and, this year, it’s also the home race for one of our drivers, Daniil Kvyat. There have been 6 Russian GPs to date, all of them held at Sochi, meaning that F1 in Russia has only been in existence since 2014, although there was a Russian Grand Prix held in 1913 and 1914 in St. Petersburg, but there was no F1 back in those days, so it’s not really relevant.

Russian GP and the Olympics

Formerly known as the Sochi Olympic Park Circuit, it now goes by the name of Sochi Autodrom. As it name suggest, it runs through the Olympic Park, on roads constructed for the 2014 Winter Games – albeit always with the intention of being converted for F1 once the Olympic flame was extinguished.

The Hermann Tilke-designed track is one of the longest in F1 and is the fulfillment of a long-standing desire to take the sport to Russia that stretches back well into the Soviet era, thus turning the dream of having Formula 1 in Russia into reality.

This year, the Sochi Grand Prix takes place in Autumn, so it’s unlikely that visitors will be swimming in the Black Sea, on whose shores the city is set. Nevertheless, the mountain scenery and warm sunshine still makes this an attractive holiday destination.

All six races held to date have been won by the Silver Arrows: four wins for Lewis Hamilton and one apiece for Valtteri Bottas and Nico Rosberg. The 2019 Russian Grand Prix was won by the Englishman.

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POSDRIVERPTS
1Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport)413
2Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport)326
3Max Verstappen (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing)278
4Charles Leclerc (Scuderia Ferrari)264
5Sebastian Vettel (Scuderia Ferrari)240
6Carlos Sainz (McLaren F1 Team)96
7Pierre Gasly (Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda)95
8Alexander Albon (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing)92
9Daniel Ricciardo (Renault F1 Team)54
10Sergio Pérez (SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team)52
11Lando Norris (McLaren F1 Team)49
12Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo Racing)43
13Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda)37
14Nico Hülkenberg (Renault F1 Team)37
15Lance Stroll (SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team)21
16Kevin Magnussen (Haas F1 Team)20
17Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Racing)14
18Romain Grosjean (Haas F1 Team)8
19Robert Kubica (ROKiT Williams Racing)1
20George Russell (ROKiT Williams Racing)0
POSTEAMPTS
1Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport739
2Scuderia Ferrari504
3Aston Martin Red Bull Racing417
4McLaren F1 Team145
5Renault F1 Team91
6Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda85
7SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team73
8Alfa Romeo Racing57
9Haas F1 Team28
10ROKiT Williams Racing1