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Sochi circuit is '91% complete' ahead of 2014 F1 debut

The track will which will host the inaugural Russian Grand Prix is nearing completion and progress in Sochi has not been affected by the Winter Olympics
The circuit which will host the inaugural Russian Grand Prix is 91% complete, according to the race promoter.

Sochi is currently hosting the Winter Olympics while work continues on the race circuit which will wind through the Olympic Park. The track is due to host the first ever Russian GP in October and race promoter Oleg Zabara said the Winter Olympics had not impacted on progress with the circuit.

"Construction of the autodrome in Sochi keeps moving forward” Zabara told Reuters. “All works are being carried out according to the schedule. The racing track is 91 percent complete. Everything is according to plan, and there aren't any problems during Olympic period."

With interest in Russia heightened by the promotion of Daniil Kvyat in to a race seat at Toro Rosso this season, Zabara added that he expects ticket sales for the first race to be strong.

"We expect to sell 55,000 tickets. We are already collecting pre-orders...The Russian Grand Prix is a mega event and a catalyst for the development of a motorsport community in Russia and Sochi."



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richard

February 14, 2014 9:26 PM
Last Edited 145 days ago

hairy. unfortunately you are right, notice that just as the olympics were starting, there was suddenly a "warning" from the states about toothpaste bombs! it appears to have been deliberately suggested, so as to create concern etc however, any trouble would possibly come from within, as sochi was the scene, a few years ago, of a georgian uprising that was cruelly put down. seashack. i guess that you wont be watching the chinese gp, the usa gp etc etc either?

walrus909

February 14, 2014 7:17 PM

seashack: The Olympics and F1 have absolutely no business being Sochi. The corruption there is absolutely disgusting. The rich got richer while the workers and poor locals were literally abused. I will not watch this race, just like I don't watch Bahrain. Shame on F1...... Once again.....sigh.
Doesn't F1 and corruption go hand in hand?



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