There is no risk Russia will not stage its inaugural Grand Prix in October, according to Alexander Saurin, the administration chief of the local Krasnodar territory, and in charge of the resort city Sochi's post-Olympics plans.
'We are on schedule. The necessary inspections have been made and there is no risk to the first Grand Prix of Russia,' he told the German news agency DPA.
There have been reports the Sochi race will have to be cancelled, amid the threat of war between Russia and Ukraine and escalating European and US sanctions.
'We are preparing everything to make our guests feel at ease,' said Saurin. 'We do not connect these political things with Formula 1.
Full Story »