The promoter of the all-new Russian grand prix insists the Sochi venue will be ready for the inaugural race in October.
With the questionable readiness of the facilities for the winter olympics currently in the media spotlight, concerns have also been expressed about the new F1 venue.
A double-asterisk on the FIA calendar means the Autodrome Sochi's October race date is "subject to the homologation of the circuit".
And a report by the Reuters news agency this week described the track as a "fenced-off building site", littered with "lines of skips and diggers" and "rubble-strewn fringes".
The pitlane, detailed correspondent Alan Baldwin, "is...
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