Super Street Network

 |   |   |  SEBASTIAN VETTEL TRIES NEW RUSSIAN GP TRACK

SEBASTIAN VETTEL TRIES NEW RUSSIAN GP TRACK

Greg Emmerson
Apr 24, 2013

Although still under construction and clearly covered in mud, triple-world champion Sebastian Vettel became the first F1 driver to experience the Sochi Olympic Park Circuit in Sochi Russia.

He was accompanied by David Coulthard, and the pair lapped the track in Infiniti FX Vettel Edition among other vehicles.

Once complete, the 3.7-mile Sochi Olympic Park Circuit will be the third longest circuit on the Formula One calendar behind Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and Silverstone in Britain. The Olympic Park will also host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Sebastian_Sochi_04 Photo 2/7   |   SEBASTIAN VETTEL TRIES NEW RUSSIAN GP TRACK

Commenting on his experience in Russia, Vettel said: "It is a great privilege to be the first Formula One driver to visit the new Sochi venue. After trying a section of the track I can already see it will be a fun circuit to drive in a Formula One car and the rest of the venue is very impressive. I'm really looking forward to coming back here for the Grand Prix next year."

Russia's inaugural F1 race is scheduled after the 2014Winter Olympics, with the circuit's integration into Olympic Park infrastructure being a key feature of the venue.

By Greg Emmerson
1077 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

With Toyota pulling the plug on Scion, what fate will befall Scion Racing?
Luke MunnellFeb 5, 2016
Scrum vs F1 car, Gatebil on Ice, 100MPH Burrito BTS and more!
Feb 5, 2016
The Audi RS Q3 Performance has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the 2016 Geneva auto show.
Stefan OgbacFeb 4, 2016

Featured Video

CLICK TO PLAY WITH AUDIO
After nearly 13 years of existence, Scion is closing shop, and we're super bummed about Toyota's youth brand going bye-bye.
Jofel TolosaFeb 4, 2016
Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini—brace yourselves. The new Slovakian supercar is coming!
Matt ZuchowskiFeb 4, 2016

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
TO TOP