From April 28 to 30, the Sochi Autodrom will host the 4th race of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship. In 2010, the contract to host the Russian GP in Sochi was signed and four years later, the circuit was completed. Built within the Olympic Park used for the Winter Olympic Games in 2014, the circuit stands out for the 650 meter curve at turn 3, the longest curve in all of the World Championship.
Designed by architect Hermann Tilke, the track is one of the longest in the World Championship (5,848 meter) and makes use of 1.7 km of street normally open to traffic.
That is why the single-seater performance improves as the sessions progress, little by little as more rubber is laid down on the tarmac. Increased mechanical grip will be a highlight this year compared to last because of the larger dimensions of the tires being used in the 2017 season.