KETIKS.COM – This Formula 1 season is arguably one of the most exciting in the hybrid era. Even yesterday’s Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, which is usually a lot of fans disappointed because the chances of overtaking and position battles are small. This time it brings a tense position battles and a weather surprise at the end. (Shinehire)
As the name implies, the Sochi Autodrom is a Formula 1 circuit based in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in Russia. Officially opened in 2014, the circuit passes through a complex that was previously the facility for the 2014 Winter Olympics. And has hosted the Russian Grand Prix every year since.
This fourth longest circuit behind Spa-Francorchamps, Baku and Silverstone consists of a mixture of high and low speed corners. So it becomes a challenge for drivers. Even the opportunity to overtake is very limited and must choose the right time. Weather can also be a challenge, as this year’s Russian Grand Prix demonstrated.
As mentioned earlier, this circuit is integrated into the Olympic infrastructure. It’s construction was under the supervision of Hermann Tilke, the architect of most modern Formula 1 circuits. Sochi is located between the sea and the mountains at the same time, making it perfect for those who want to watch the Russian Grand Prix and have a vacation at the same time.
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From an exciting start to a dramatic change in weather, this Russian Grand Prix presents a race that is both challenging for all teams and drivers, while entertaining and fun to watch. Especially the fight for 1st place between Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton. Both bet with a risky strategy. But in the end, Hamilton won the Grand Prix, which was also his 100th victory.