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Igora Drive | Russian Grand Prix | Sochi Autodrom | Paddock Magazine
June 29, 2021
Not too long ago, Stefano Domenicali, F1 President and CEO, introduced that in 2023 the Formulation 1 Russian Grand Prix will probably be held on the new Igora Drive circuit close to St. Petersburg. Sochi Autodrom will host the world championship stage for the following two years. Let’s see what the brand new monitor is all about.
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Igora Drive is a contemporary race monitor, which was inbuilt 2019. The creator of the challenge is German architect Hermann Tilke. The circuit, which is situated 54 kilometres from St. Petersburg, is the entire racing complicated. It contains ten skilled tracks for street and circuit racing, drift, rallycross and motocross, karting, pair racing, in addition to a centre for emergency coaching.
I’m impressed by St. Petersburg and consider that the Russian Grand Prix at Igora Drive will probably be an unimaginable occasion.
Formulation 1 President and CEO
The size of the monitor is 4086 meters. Its width is 12-16 meters, and there are 14 turns and top variations. The utmost velocity is 280 km/h. In 2020, Igora Drive obtained the FIA Grade 1 license – that is the best class, which permits it to host competitions of any stage, together with the Formulation 1 Grand Prix.
Stefano Domenicali, F1 President and CEO, stated: “I’m happy to substantiate following joint intensive work with our Russian companions and detailed evaluation of Igora Drive – Formulation 1 will probably be racing at that incredible circuit from 2023. I’m impressed by St. Petersburg and consider that the Russian Grand Prix at Igora Drive will probably be an unimaginable occasion.”
Will this monitor be capable of improve curiosity within the F1 stage in Russia? Positively, sure. It has a handy location: Igora Drive is situated close to Europe, so it will likely be simpler to get there than the Sochi Autodrom. As a result of this, the variety of overseas followers will rise. Basically, the brand new circuit will accommodate extra spectators than the present one: the grandstand contains 50,000 individuals.
The Leningrad area, whose capital is St. Petersburg, is known for its wet climate. Subsequently, maybe we’re ready for an thrilling race on a moist monitor. But when we discuss in regards to the time of the Grand Prix, then the normal September is probably not appropriate right here. Since chilly climate with sturdy winds involves this area sooner than typical. Whereas the velvet season is simply starting in Sochi, individuals can nonetheless swim within the sea. Perhaps the stage is prone to shift to the summer time interval.
Sochi Autodrom is not going to solely proceed to operate as a motorsport facility however may also obtain a brand new spherical of growth.
ROSGONKI Common Director
What’s going to occur to the Sochi Autodrom?
The monitor in Sochi is not going to be closed after the lack of the race. Alexey Titov, ANO “ROSGONKI Common Director commented: “Sochi Autodrom is not going to solely proceed to operate as a motorsport facility however may also obtain a brand new spherical of growth. We can strategy the problems of utilizing the location in another way since many restrictions brought on by Formulation 1 will probably be lifted. Will probably be attainable to hold out something because the FIA license will stay on the identical stage.”
I hope that Sochi Autodrom will entice different racing collection to the monitor sooner or later. Within the meantime, we are able to get pleasure from Formulation 1 racing there for an additional couple of years.