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FIA confirms Sochi ready for Russian Grand Prix

Charlie Whiting has confirmed that the new Sochi Autodrom is ready to host its first F1 event, following a final circuit inspection. An FIA delegation visited the Russian venue, built on the site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, on Tuesday [19 August] to check its readiness for round 16 of the world championship, and came away impressed with the work that has been carried out since its previous tenant moved on. The inspection evaluated both the quality of the track and the venue itself to ensure it is fit for purpose, eventually delivering a positive verdict and declaring that the Autodrom was ready to host motorsport's premier class. Whiting – already a fan of the layout from previous...
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