Russia's new Sochi Formula 1 circuit has been cleared to host the country's first grand prix in October after a rave review from the sport's governing body.
International Automobile Federation (FIA) technical head Charlie Whiting, who conducts a detailed inspection of all new circuits, visited the Black Sea resort on Tuesday and said he was impressed by what he had seen.
'The circuit is in extremely good condition and – yes – it will be issued with a licence,' local organisers quoted the Briton as saying in a statement on Wednesday.
'Everything has been done according to the plans – the kerbs are very good, the verges, the guardrails, the walls –...
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