First F1 Russian Grand Prix in October 2014

An October date for Sochi suggests F1 could rejig the calendar for 2014 as the Russian race would fall among the several Far Eastern races on the 2013 schedule.

updated: February 05, 2013 14:29 IST
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Sochi: Formula One's first Russian Grand Prix will take place in October 2014, President Vladimir Putin has said.

Meeting F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone on Monday, Putin said the track at the Olympic Park in Sochi would be ready on time to host the race and that 3.6 km of tarmac at the six-kilometre track had already been laid.

"I think that, as we planned, we will be able to host the first race in October 2014," Putin said.

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