29/04/2016 Russia GP night race talks still on Apr.29 (GMM) Talks are still on track for Sochi to switch to a night race format in the future. Last year, it was reported the Russian organisers, supported by president Vladimir Putin, […]
12/10/2015 Russia could stage first F1 night race in 2016 Oct.12 (GMM) The chances the Russian grand prix could switch immediately to a night-race format stepped up a notch on Sunday. As recently as mere days ago, Sochi race officials insisted […]
01/10/2015 Putin approves night race switch for Sochi Oct.1 (GMM) Vladimir Putin has given his approval to the switch to floodlights for the Russian grand prix at Sochi. In August, promoter Sergei Vorobyov travelled to Spa for talks with […]
30/04/2016 Russia GP secure with Putin’s backing – Ecclestone Apr.30 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone says Russia will stay on the F1 schedule so long as it has the backing of Vladimir Putin. The F1 supremo is an avowed admirer of the controversial Russian […]
30/04/2017 No night race in Russia Apr.30 (GMM) Organisers of the Russian grand prix have backed away from their earlier deliberations about turning the Sochi event into a night race.
Before Bernie Ecclestone was deposed […]
03/05/2017 Ecclestone happy with Ferrari-Mercedes fight May 3 (GMM) Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says the best thing about the sport's new era is that there is finally a fight at the front.
Invited as a guest of the respective […]
10/10/2015 Russia determined to have long F1 future Oct.10 (GMM) Russia appears determined to establish a long-term future on the F1 calendar. The race at Sochi, a resort city on the Black Sea coast, was initially controversial amid the […]
09/07/2019 Ecclestone defends ‘good guy’ Putin Jul.9 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has not changed his views about controversial Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Before he was ousted as F1 supremo, 88-year-old Ecclestone put Sochi on the […]
03/06/2015 Russia GP plays down bankrupt promoter reports Jun.3 (GMM) The Russian grand prix has hit back at reports that its promoter is bankrupt. Early this week, a Russian court declared that the government-owned 'Formula Sochi' company is […]
02/06/2015 Russian GP company bankrupt – reports Jun.2 (GMM) A company involved in the Russian grand prix has been declared bankrupt. Media outlets including the Spanish agency EFE said Formula Sochi, owned by the government, was […]