Date for First Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix are now fixed

SOCHI 2014 

World motorsport's governing body on Wednesday announced the date of the first-ever Russian Formula One Grand Prix: October 12, 2014.The race around the Olympic Park in the Black Sea resort of Sochi will be the 16th stop of a 19-race season that culminates in Abu Dhabi, a calendar published on the FIA website showed.

Efforts to bring F1 to Russia date back to the 1980s but have never previously borne fruit. Formula One racing is an important legacy feature of the Winter Olympics, which Russia is hosting for the first time next February.

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