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Russian Grand Prix Sochi

As the first circuit in Russia to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Sochi Autodrom is the most high-tech complex to host international motorsport events in Eastern Europe and the only Russian circuit to operate all year round. Its modern infrastructure and well-trained staff ensure that all necessary safety regulations are met at all times.

As an integral part of Sochi’s Olympic Park, Sochi Autodrom is a gem in this magnificent complex. The unrivaled architecture of the many Olympic venues, the splendid view of the Black Sea and the snow-capped Caucasus Mountains create a unique atmosphere around the circuit that reaches fever pitch on race days. The well-developed transportation network and infrastructure, nearby modern hotels and Sochi Amusement Park make Sochi Autodrom an attractive tourist destination.

Sochi Autodrom is an ideal site for organizing motorsport competitions. It also works well as a multifunctional venue for hosting events ranging from sporting and entertaining to educational and corporate.

The autodrom’s circuit also hosts open track days, where motor fans get an opportunity to test their skills on the Formula 1 track. In addition, the Sochi Autodrom’s team of professional drivers offers every visitor access to the race taxi; however, this acquaintance is not limited to the track itself. As part of the regular venue tours, everyone has a chance to see the Race Control building, team boxes and buildings, Paddock Club and VIP lounge.

For an exciting weekend, be sure to reserve your tickets for the 2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi 28 April – 1 May.


Sochi Autodrom’s main characteristics

  • Length of the circuit – 5,854 m
  • Width of the circuit – ranges from 13 to 15 m
  • Number of turns – 12 right and 6 left (18 in total)
  • Driving direction – clockwise
  • The lengthy 3rd turn – with a negative camber where Formula 1 cars reach a speed over 300 km/h
  • Maximum speed of Formula 1 cars at the Russian Grand Prix – 334 km/h
  • Average speed of Formula 1 cars at the Russian Grand Prix – 226 km/h
From 10 – 12 Oct 2014 at Sochi Autodrom, the first-ever Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix took place. The race then became the FOM Race Promoters' Trophy winner as the best championship’s stage in the 2014 season during the FIA General Assembly in early December 2014. The award is traditionally given to a Grand Prix organized in difficult circumstances. Many factors are taken into account, including the timelines, eventual success of the event and the feedback upon its delivery. Because of its popularity, the race is coming back to Sochi in the spring of 2016.

In November 2014, Sochi Autodrom received the “Motorsport Facility of the Year Award” at the 2014 Professional MotorSport World Expo in Cologne, Germany. The venue was thus recognized by the world’s motorsport professionals as the best in its category. In December 2014, Sochi Autodrom also won the “Best Summer Facility Award” at the Sports Facilities Year in Review annual award program organized by Facilities and Sports Industry and Sports Facilities magazine in collaboration with the Russian Ministry of Sport.

Make your reservations now for the upcoming 2016 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi.