The sponsor of the World Championships has announced that the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, which has been held in Sochi on the shores of the Black Sea since 2014, will move to St. Petersburg from 2023.
The event will take place at the Sochi Autotrome in 2021 and 2022, before moving on to Igora Drive, 80 kilometers north of St. Petersburg, next year. The Russian Grand Prix was first added to the F1 calendar in 2014. The city of Sochi, the host of the Winter Olympics that year, was chosen to host it.
“We look forward to racing in the most exciting place, covering an area of approximately 100 hectares and including 10 professional tracks for racing and testing“, Was it written in a Formula 1 advertiser’s press release?
In 2021, the Russian Grand Prix is scheduled for September 26, and this season should be the 15th round of 23, a record. Grand Prix advertisers announced in 2017 a deal with Formula 1 until 2025. With the move to St. Petersburg, the term of the contract now in force has not yet been specified.
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