PREVIEW -Splendid Sochi

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Round fifteen takes us to the street circuit around last year’s winter Olympic park in Sochi. The circuit winds it was around the Black Sea retort taking in some of the main venues of the games. The circuit has a mix of corners and straights flowing through the streets. The mountains and coastline provides perfect scenery for the race.

The circuit still provides a few places to overtake. Mercedes will be the team to beat because of the fast flowing nature and a one-two finish will mean they could retain the constructors championship.


Facts and figures

Race 2015 Russian Grand Prix

Гран-при России

Venue Sochi Autodromo, Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia
Circuit Length 5.848KM (3.634 MI)
Laps 53
Race Distance 309.732KM (192.459 MI
Lap Record 01:40.896 (Finland Valtteri Bottas, Williams, 2014, F1)
Most wins drivers Lewis Hamilton

Georgy Suvorin (1)

Willy Scholl

Most wins manufacture Mercedes (3)*

*1913/14 completed under the Benz name

Event timetable

  Local BST GMT
P1 1000-1130 0800-0930 0700-0830
P2 1400-1530 1200-1330 1100-1230
P3 1200-1300 1000-1100 0900-1000
Qualifying  1500-1600 1300-1400 1200-1300
Race 1400-1600 1200-1400 1100-1300


2014 Race Data

P1 Fastest P2 Fastest P3 Fastest Q1 Fastest Q2 Fastest Q3 Fastest Race Time Fastest Lap
01:42.311 01:39.630 01:38.726 01:38.759  01:38.338 01:38.513 01:31:50.744 01:40.896



2014 – Mercedes take there first constructors championship a third victory in a row Russia a century after the last one in 1914.


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