Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Motorsport | Formula 1

Jenson Button © Reuters Images

Russian GP set for Oct 2014



The inaugural Russian Formula One Grand Prix in Sochi, the venue for next year's Winter Olympics, is expected to be staged on October 19, 2014, organisers announced on Wednesday.

Oleg Zabara, deputy chief of the Russian GP's organising committee, told reporters: "I'm happy to announce that the international Formula One promoter has set a preliminary date for the Russian Grand Prix on its calendar of season 2014.

"There are 450 days remaining before the first official Friday practice of the Formula One stage in Sochi's Olympic Park."

He added: "The construction works at the circuit are nearing completion and preparations for the first Russian Grand Prix are currently in full swing.

"We are looking forward to attracting more Russian and foreign tourists into the region by extending the holiday season in southern Russia.

"I am sure that Sochi will become an up to date and comfortable home for motorsport in Russia with its own inimitable style for all of the Formula One fans."

The new Russian leg of the F1 calendar received backing last Sunday from Jenson Button.

The McLaren driver driver, appearing at a Moscow City race day, said: "As a driver I'm really excited and looking forward to race at the new Grand Prix and in a new country as well.

"It's great for the fans to hear, to smell and to feel the F1 cars' speed."

Shop

Lewis Hamilton: My story
Lewis Hamilton’s explosive arrival on the Formula 1 scene has made front-page headlines
R112.64
Psychology of motorsport success
Motorsport is a highly addictive and extremely exciting activity
R369.89


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Sports Talk



Guest Column
Fit as an F1 driver
Nico Rosberg turns around with a grin during a slight uphill section, shouting "Hey, what's the...

Reuters on Motorsport
Team prospects for the 2013 F1 season
Team-by-team prospects for the Formula One season starting in Melbourne, Australia, on March.