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Kvyat honoured by Sochi circuit

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Organisers of the Russian Grand Prix have announced that a grandstand at the Sochi Autodrom will be re-named in honour of Daniil Kvyat for October's inaugural race at the venue.

The grandstand at Turn 4 will be known as the Kvyat Stand during the grand prix weekend - a vantage point where fans can see action for four turns, including the longest left-hand corner on the F1 calendar. Kvyat is just the second Russian to drive in Formula One after Vitaly Petrov but currently the only one on the current grid.

The announcement was made at the weekend when Kvyat attended the Sochi Autodrom exhibition at the Moscow International Automobile Salon.

"I was amazed to learn there will be a grandstand bearing my name," Kvyat said. "Usually, this is an honour reserved for drivers who have retired, so it is both surprising and a great privilege. I hope that the spectators will enjoy the fantastic view from the T4 grandstand and have a wonderful time. It will be a historic time for Formula 1 and for Russia and I can't wait to race in front of my home crowd."

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