The Russian Formula One, or F1, Grand Prix takes place in Sochi from September 23rd to September 26th, 2021. This Formula One circuit is one of the longest in the F1 calendar, with the 5.9 km street course, looping around the Winter Olympic Park. Only the tracks of Spa Francorchamps and Silverstone are longer.
The F1 Grand Prix has been held occasionally in Russia since its 1910 staging in St. Petersburg, and Sochi is planned as Russia’s Formula One venue for the next few years.
After its inaugural year in 2014, Sochi was named by professional drivers as one of the best F1 racing tracks.
Hotels are located either in Soviet style buildings with fairly minimalist architecture, or in attractive old guest houses, which are often family-run. Sochi is also popular with youngsters using cheap hostels and B&B accommodation.
Hostels offer good deals on single and dormitory rooms, and many have terraces or BBQs for guests to use. Some have heating, so will be a perfect choice for October.
When planning your visit to Sochi for the Formula One Grand Prix, don’t forget to pack your phrase book, as many hotel staff won’t speak English, and remember to organize your visas to enter Russia.
The resort has a lively nightlife, with plenty of restaurants and bars to enjoy when the motor-racing has finished.
Location — Sochi Race Track is located at the venue used for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Opened — 2014
Major Events — Formula one Grand Prix
Circuit Length — 5,848 km
Spectator Capacity — around 55.000