Sochi Russian F1™ GP 2017
28 April Friday (Practice)
29 April Saturday (Qualifying)
30 April Sunday (Race)
Location: Sochi, Russia.
Sochi is not only Russia’s largest and most popular holiday resort, but it has now also emerged as one of the country's top sporting destinations. The city hosted its first Formula One Grand Prix in 2014, followed by the 22nd Olympic Winter Games and 11th Paralympic Winter Games. It will also be a host city for the 2018 FIFA Football World Cup.
Nicknamed ‘the summer capital of Russia’, the city of Sochi often has more than 200 days of sunshine a year and is characterised by a unique blend of beautiful scenery, the warm azure waters of the Black Sea and high mountains of the Caucasus, all of which will provide a distinct and spectacular setting for the Grand Prix.
The 5.848-kilometre circuit is located within Sochi’s dazzling Olympic Park and winds its way around many of the architecturally eye-catching venues that were built for the Games.
“I’m very impressed with the layout of the track,” was the verdict of FIA Formula One race director and safety delegate Charlie Whiting. “The size of the project is very impressive”.
"It’s an interesting layout with a good mix of high-speed corners and technical sections," he said. "It’s a huge challenge in a Formula One car."
Sochi's primary gateway is Sochi International Airport, which is situated just 7 kilometres from the circuit. As befitting a major sporting destination, the city is well served by public transport. To get from the airport to downtown Sochi or the Olympic park, you can take a shuttle bus or travel on the newly-constructed Sochi Aeroexpress railway. Hire cars and taxis are also readily available, though Sochi's numerous parks, beaches and architecture also make it a pleasurable city to walk around.
Don’t forget your swimming trunks or skis! Sochi’s unique subtropical climate and late April race date mean that, in theory, it’s possible for visitors in town for the Grand Prix to be able to both swim in the sea and go skiing in the mountains. Typically the water is warm enough to take a dip between April onwards, whilst the skiing season runs until early May.
It’s worth noting that foreign citizens are required to have a visa to enter the Russian Federation, although a visa is not needed for the tourists from the countries with which the Russian Federation has established a visa-free entry agreement.
Where to stay?
The Grand Prix Events team have compiled a useful accommodation guide and we hold room stock at the most in demand hotels and apartment buildings nearby the circuit. Contact us for further information email@example.com
Sochi is home to hundreds of hotels and several campsites. In general, Lazarevskoe district offers cheaper accommodation, while Central Sochi and Adler have more expensive options. And don’t forget, Sochi is also famed as a health resort and boasts numerous spas situated around healing mineral springs.
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Grand Prix Events will offer the following:
- Luxury accommodation including local chauffeur car services
- Official Formula One Paddock Club™ Tickets
- Tickets, travel and transfer services in and around Sochi
- Travel Packages, fully hosted, originating London Heathrow Airport
- UK based office with onsite hosts to ensure your trip is a 100% success
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