Russian Grand Prix now quickly preparing for host its first Formula 1 race in 2014 season. The track organizer announced that the new Sochi F1 track is consistently on development.
New Sochi circuit being created within the complex that will be used for that year’s Winter Olympics.
Circuit operating company’s statement explained that race control building was nearing completion, with “exterior and interior works and installation works” on the pit complex to get underway next spring.
“Many massive Olympic venues are already built, some sport facilities have been put in commission, while the motorsport venue is in the active phase of construction,” said the statement.
“Construction crews are making good progress with the preparing of groundwork’s and laying of the asphalt coat.
“The first layer of pavement has been laid in some areas.”
Formula 1 circuits’ designer, Hermann Tilke has said: “Together with [track builder] Omega and Formula Sochi we are deeply involved in the Russian Grand Prix project and we are glad that all works are going according to schedule considering the large amount of coordination necessary with the Olympic construction.”
There is no doubt that circuit will be meeting all requirements for F1 and maybe also for MotoGP. The circuit is going to be very fast and technical and offering a number of interesting features,” Tilke added.
Key features of new Sochi circuit:
Circuit length: 5854 kilometres
Maximum speed: 320 kilometres per hour
Circuit width: 13-15 metres
Number of turns: 18
Circuit Developer: OJSC Centre Omega
Circuit Designer: Tilke GmbH & Co.KG
Circuit Operator: OJSC Formula Sochi