Russian Grand Prix set to move from Sochi to St Petersburg in 2023

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Formula 1 has today announced that the Russian Grand Prix will move away from the Sochi Autodrom and will be instead staged at the Autodrom Igora Drive in St Petersburg from 2023.

The Russian Grand Prix joined the F1 schedule in 2014 with the Sochi Autodrom playing host to the event. The Russian Grand Prix is notable for having only ever been won by Mercedes.

The 5.848 km Sochi Autodrom runs around a former Olympic complex, the Sochi Olympic Park site, scene of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

The sport has now confirmed that the Russian Grand Prix will be relocated to the Autodrom Igora Drive in St Petersburg. This location includes 10 professional tracks for racing and testing over approximately 100 hectares. It is located 54 km from Saint Petersburg, was designed by German architect Hermann Tilke and in 2020 received it’s FIA Grade 1 license

“I am pleased to confirm following joint intensive work with our Russian partners and detailed assessment of Igora Drive – Formula 1 will be racing at that amazing circuit from 2023,” said F1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali.

“I am impressed by St Petersburg and believe that the Russian Grand Prix at Igora Drive will be an incredible event.”