Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix
From the stands for Sochi’s Formula 1 race, fans will see a vast open space and a thin asphalt ribbon twisting around the architectural marvels of the Olympic Park.

Behind the wheel at more than 100mph, the view is very different. To a Formula 1 driver, the track will resemble a twisting tunnel of concrete walls, where one error of judgment could spell disaster.
The track – one of F1’s longest at 19 corners and 5.853km (3.6 miles) – passed certification as an F1 venue and was praised highly by race director Charlie Whiting of motorsport’s governing body, the FIA.