Lewis Hamilton on the apex of a right hander at Sochi




Russian Grand Prix


The Russian Grand Prix was first raced in 1913 in Saint Petersburg, and again the following year. However, it would be a century before another Grand Prix was raced in Russia.

In spite of an attempt to create a Grand Prix of the Soviet Union in 1983, and several more failed projects, officially supported by Vladimir Putin from 2001, the Russian Grand Prix did not return until 2014.

Russian GP Details
Location Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia
Date 28th-30th September 2018
Lap Length 3.634mi, 5.848km
Laps 53
Race Distance 192.459mi, 309.732km
Turns 18
Race lap record 1:35.861 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, 2018
Routed track plan of Sochi Autodrom

Footprint :- 6.19 x 2.33m

Lanes :- 4

Lane Width :- 8cm

Lane Length :- 16.57m

Track :- Scratch build

Sochi Autodrom

Sochi Autodrom is a street circuit which passes around the venues of the Olympic Park, set up for the 2014 Olympic games.

The circuit, designed by Hermann Tilke, is the fourth longest on the F1 calendar, and the flattest track of all, having less than 2m of elevation change. It's signature corner is surely turn 3, which sweeps around the Olympic medals plaza.


Lewis Hamilton is the only multiple winner of this recent event, with three wins. Valteri Bottas, and Nico Rosberg have both won once.

Unusually, perhaps uniquely, at the time of writing the Russian GP has only ever been won by Mercedes. Even the two earliest events were won by Benz.


The Russian GP attracts around 60,000 on race day, and just short of 150,000 for the race weekend.

Past Winners
2018 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2017 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
2016 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
2015 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2014 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Scalextric track plan of Sochi Autodrom

Footprint :- 5.13 x 1.68m

Lanes :- 2

Lane Length :- 14.15m

Track :- Scalextric

C8204 R3 11
C8205 S 20
C8202 R1 22
C8200 1/4S 2
C8235 R4 6
C8206 R2 1
C8278 1/2 R1 3
C8207 1/2S 5
Ninco track plan of Sochi Autodrom

Footprint :- 5.75 x 2.07m

Lanes :- 2

Lane Length :- 15.77m

Track System :- Ninco - Custom Borders

10105 R2 2
10104 1/4 S 4
10113 1/2 R1 4
10103 1/2 S 7
10102 S 15
10115 R5 14
10108 R4 3
10107 R3 8
10106 R1 20