21 Oct

Sochi Hosts 2014 Russian Grand Prix

The 2014 Russian Grand Prix was held at the Sochi Autodrom on October 12, 2014. The Sochi Autodrom is a brand new circuit built on the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics and the race was the sixteenth round of the 2014 season.

This race marked the first time that the Russian Grand Prix has been held in a century, and it was also the first time the Russian Grand Prix has been run as a round of the Formula One World Championship since the championship was formed in 1950.


Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes won the race after starting from pole position and leading every lap. His team-mate Nico Rosberg finished second, after working his way up from the back of field and having to make an unscheduled pit stop on the first lap. Williams’s Valtteri Bottas completed the podium, having set the fastest lap—and a new lap record—on the final lap of the race. Following Jules Bianchi’s accident in the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5, 2014, Marussia entered a single car for Max Chilton. leaving the grid with 21 cars.