A management reshuffle has seen Sergey Vorobyev installed as the man responsible for delivering the inaugural Russian Grand Prix later this season.

Although the event is well on the way to fulfilling its place on the F1 calendar, with attention now focusing on converting the facilities in Sochi towards their other sporting function following the completion of the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, the administration of the Krasnodar region felt the need to make changes to the top-line management, diverting previous incumbent Oleg Zabara onto 'other projects'.

"Oleg did a very good job in building a team of professionals and establishing good reputation of the project," Richard Cregan, international consultant to the event promoter, commented, "It is important to note that Sergey Vorobyev has been involved in the organisation of the Russian Grand Prix for several years. He co-operates with FOM, he is very involved in the details of work processes, and he is acquainted with major figures of the automotive industry and the world of motorsport. The team and the administration support him, so, there is comprehensive succession of the project management and there is no doubt he will be successful."

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Vorobyev previously acted as the deputy director of the department responsible for organising the grand prix, and has been involved in the project since 2012, working as a commercial director before graduating to the role of deputy director last year. He already has extensive experience in delivery of the most significant racing circuits previously constructed in Russia - including the NRing, Moscow Raceway, and PrimRing.

There were no other personnel changes, and the promoter's team, as well as the project's development strategy, remains intact.