Located in Sochi, Russia, the Sochi Autodrom is a 5.853 kilometre-long street circuit designed for auto racing, featuring a tight-twisting layout of long straights and sharp turns.
Nothing on the radar. The engines are silent, the tires are cold and the asphalt is getting greener with every passing day.
Nearest track of a similar category is Baku City Circuit (884 kilometers away).
The Sochi Autodrom is the only Formula 1 racing circuit in Russia.
The 5.8 km long track boasts 18 turns and a 1.5 km long starting straight.
The track is the longest Formula 1 circuit currently in operation, and was designed by German architect Hermann Tilke.
It is the first circuit in history with a left-right combination at the start/finish line.
The track has hosted 5 Grand Prix since it was built in 2014, and is the newest track on the calendar.
The circuit was built in the Adler district of Sochi, just 2km away from the 2014 Winter Olympic Park.
It hosted the inaugural Russian Grand Prix in 2014, becoming the first Russian race since the 1914 St. Petersburg Grand Prix.
The track is overlooked by the towering glacial mountains of the Caucasus, offering a stunning backdrop to the events.
The Sochi Autodrom is the first night-time race in the history of Formula 1, with lights installed to ensure that drivers have enough visibility even during the twilight hours.
The track layout also includes two chicanes, two long straights, and seven high-speed corners.