The Russian Grand Prix (Russian: Гран-при России, romanized: Gran-Pri Rossii) is an annual motor racing event held at Sochi Autodrom– an irreversible circuit developed around the Olympic Park in Sochi– as component of the Solution One World Championship.
The race was initially held briefly in the 1910s in Saint Petersburg of the Russian Realm. Plans were made to organize a Formula One event in Moscow for the 1983 season as the Grand Prix of the Soviet Union, but these strategies failed. In 2010, it was formally announced that the Russian city of Sochi, which was likewise preparing to organize the 2014 Wintertime Olympics, would certainly host a brand-new event on the Formula One schedule, starting in 2014 under a seven-year bargain.
The occasion is significant for having actually just ever been won by Mercedes.The Russian Grand Prix is set up to be back in the area of St. Petersburg again when, from 2023 onwards, it will happen at the newly minted circuit Igora Drive, moving far from the existing racing grounds at Sochi.
World Champion Lewis Hamilton won the Grand Prix of Russia. The Mercedes Pilot referred to his Dutch World Cup rivals Max on Sunday in the rain of Sochi, which was started at the second place because of a motor change at his Red Bull, on the second place. Third was the Spaniard Carlos Sainz in the Ferrari. The International Press writes:
Daily Mail : It suited that Lewis Hamilton s 100th victory was owed to the rain gods with whom he celebrated in the 14 years and 108 days between his first victory and its incomparable 100th triumph.
The Sun : At a heartbreaking day for Lando Norris, Lewis Hamilton brought his magical 100. Formula 1 victory at the Grand Prix of Russia.
The Guardian : To back Hamilton s record in the right light: Michael Schumachers 91 victories he had already surpassed, the next more successful driver is Sebastian Vettel with 53. Hamilton remains the only driver who has been in his debut in 2007 Kanada could win a victory in each season. He now tries to reach his eighth title this season and surpass SCHUMACHER seven titles.
La Gazzetta dello Sport : Hamilton, the wizard in the rain: 100th win in Russia.
Corriere dello Sport : Hamilton goes into history: 100 victories in the formula 1. He is the first driver who reaches this milestone.
Marca : The 100th victory of a driver without the same as Hamilton is a historical brand in the formula 1. With max stages there is a throne candidate – he started as the last and was still second – but he becomes blood want to sweat to reach the crown.
AS : He overtook at the start, led the race and then relyed into a downward spiral, all of his chances to nullify a decent result at the Grand Prix of Russia. But Carlos Sainz never gives up, he pulls on never the plug. It started to rain, with Ferrari they were ready, and Sainz saved a place on the podium, which tastes better than the others, because before him is only the kingship: Lewis Hamilton, Lord and Area in Russia, and Max stapping, which depicted an incredible catch-up.
L Equipe : Lewis Hamilton secures his 100th formula 1 victory in Russia – and takes control of the championship again.
Kronen Zeitung : Lewis Hamilton has brought his 100th race victory in Formula 1 after a final rain drama in Sochi and with this jubilee success again the World Cup leadership. The world champion found in place Contrary to the leading McLaren pilot Lando Norris shortly before the end on intermediate tires and made the victory still safe. Norris was only seventh. The Max started as a 20th and lastested max, thanks to the weather still rescued two.
Look : The man is a living legend! Lewis Hamilton drives in Sochi his 100th (!) GP victory and the renewed World Cup lead – and that on extremely dramatic way.