F1 » Promoter signs as Sochi reveals glimpse of future

The groups behind plans to add Russia to the F1 world championship have issued images and updates of the Sochi project.

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July 17, 2012 3:24 PM

"no other obstacles to overcome..."?

how about the one where the circuit will be only a couple of kilometers from where a massacre took place against the georgians? but i guess the winter olympics will show if all is peaceful there.

Josh - Unregistered

July 17, 2012 4:33 PM

Richard, you weren't at all concerned about the brutal crackdowns or oppression in Bahrain, but you're speaking out against a Grand Prix in Sochi. Why is that?

Oli - Unregistered

July 18, 2012 12:56 PM

How exciting, another F1 circuit being designed by Tilke.


Look I have nothing against the guy or his firm, but everyone knows that architecture is a very personal industry. It is natural that repetition will follow when the same person or firm is producing a design to overcome the same problem.

Tilke's circuits naturally therefore follow a similar design theme and I think it's better for F1 to have more than one architect to turn to.



July 18, 2012 5:19 PM

Long straights and slow corners. I know Tilke can only build on what he's given but it begs the question why doesn't someone make the decision to, you know, build tracks on interesting land?

Straights the length of the ones at India, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, korea simply aren't interesting. Why is that so hard to understand. The maximum length for a flat out mostly straight section should be the length of Bahrain's or Monza's.

Sam - Unregistered

July 19, 2012 7:47 PM

No offence, but it's the worst circuit in the history of motorsport in term of design. The middle sector is just unbelievably ridiculous.

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