Sochi Autodrom in profile
Last Updated: 12/01/18 5:08pm
The Sochi Autodrom is still finding its feet on the Formula 1 calendar.
Into its fifth year and the Russian GP has yet to find a settled date on the schedule, with Sochi taking a September slot for 2018 after early-season berths in the previous two campaigns.
The 5.8km circuit, one of the smoothest on the calendar, winds its way round venues used during the 2014 Winter Olympics.
The long-run from the start to Turn Two, the first real corner on the track, has provided plenty of action at the start and a key overtaking spot, while the long Turn Three is reminiscent of Istanbul's Turn Eight.
With much of the track not used for racing outside of a grand prix weekend - around a mile of it reverts to public road - the track can need rubbering in over the weekend.
The track lay-out consists of 16 corners, with 11 right-handed, and runs in a clockwise direction.