Russia has just agreed on the terms for organizing a GP in 2014. Petrov has saved his seat with Renault… Why don’t they organize it in winter ? We will have F1 on ice with studded tires and Kimi as the winner.
I am pleased with that! Hopefully the calendar is realised to be too big and we will lose Bahrain and Valencia. I really do think Russia is perhaps one of the most deserving countries of a Grand Prix. Any word on where it will be held? *crosses fingers it will not be a street race*
Yes, it is a street circuit, to be run around the Sochi Olympic Park right on the shore of the Black Sea. I kind of like it – it looks like a cross between Monaco and Sepang, with a lot of sections (especially in the first two thirds of the lap) that look like they will be very fast. How accurate this is, I cannot say.
@PM – I am actually quite liking the look of that too. It seems nice and simple, which I like. Although it isn’t in an area of Russia I was hoping for. Sochi enjoys a relatively warm, Mediterranean climate – so I am guessing it will be like Turkey. I was liking the idea of the different climate this round would provide us with if it were in Moscow or Saint-Petersburg. Do you know if it is clockwise or anti-clockwise, Prisoner Monkeys?
Vladimir Putin and Bernie Ecclestone are there now.
I suppose there is some consolation for my earlier disappointment it wouldn’t be held in the area of Russia that the country is renowned for, a name Russia is renowned for! Vladimir, best Russian name ever.