- Circuit Length 5.872kms
- Circuit Turns 19
- Circuit Direction Clockwise
- Established 2014
- Designer Hermann Tilke
|First race||Russian Grand Prix||October 12, 2014||Lewis Hamilton (GBR)||full results|
|Last race||Russian Grand Prix||May 1, 2016||Nico Rosberg (GER)||full results|
|Next race||Russian Grand Prix||April 30, 2017|
With Sochi preparing to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, Russia saw the opportunity to use the Olympic Park infrastructure to create an F1 opportunity. A 5.9-kilometre circuit has been designed around the Olympic Park, with the street circuit also making use of 1.7km of public roads.
Another track designed by Hermann Tilke, Olympic construction will take priority, with the complete track surface not due to be laid until after the closing ceremony on February 23. The circuit has a seven-year deal to host a grand prix, and at 5.872km it will be the third longest track on the calendar behind Spa-Francorchamps and Silverstone.