Circuit Name: Sochi Autodrom
Circuit Length: 5.8km
Lap Record: 1:40.896 – V Bottas (2014)
The Sochi Autodrom initially formed part of the venue used for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, but the tropical beach holiday resort on the Black Sea coast is now considered a Formula One hub.
The 55,000-capacity venue was designed by renowned German architect Hermann Tilke and a single lap takes in 1.7km of public roads, featuring 12 right-handed corners and six left-handers that combines both high-speed and technical sections.
Maximum speeds of 320km/h can be reached on the straight between Turns 1 and 2 with the average lap speed around the 215km/h mark.
The 5.853-kilometre track, which runs clockwise, is the third-longest circuit on the F1 calendar behind Spa and Silverstone and will take in sites that were used during the 2014 Winter Games.
Daniil Kvyat has been honoured with the T4 Grandstand – which can see action at Turns 2, 3, 4 and 5 – being named after the Russian, who made history at the 2014 Australian GP when he became the youngest points scorer in F1 history.