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On track: Sochi F1 circuit to be completed in time

Published time: November 16, 2012 09:22
Edited time: November 16, 2012 13:23
A scale model of the Formula Sochi race track (RIA Novosti / Ruslan Krivobok)

A scale model of the Formula Sochi race track (RIA Novosti / Ruslan Krivobok)

The construction of the Sochi Formula 1 track is developing according to plan and will be ready to host Russia’s maiden Grand Prix in 2014, says German architect, Hermann Tilke.

­“We’re deeply involved in the construction of the circuit at the moment,” Tilke told DPA news agency. “I can say that everything is going according to schedule. Everything is fine. We’ll be able to build the track in time, which means by 2014.”

The racetrack will be situated not far from the Olympic Park, which will host most of the events of the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. The first ever Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix is planned for July the same year.

Hermann Tilke is one of the leading F1 architects, with nine of his track designs present in the 2012 championship calendar.

The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, which will see the sport making its long-awaited return to the US this weekend, is also the German’s creation.

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