The Sochi Autodrom was previously known as the Sochi International Street Circuit and the Sochi Olympic Park Circuit, due to its location around the Sochi Olympic Park which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
The circuit hosted its first Formula One Russian Grand Prix in 2014 and is one of the longest in the calendar, with a distance of 5.853km (3.64-miles). The Russian Grand Prix will change to a different venue in 2023 as it moves to Igora Drive near Saint Petersburg.
Location & Travel
The Sochi Autodrom is located approximately 30km away from the Black Sea resort town of Sochi in the south west of Russia.
Air: Sochi International Airport is among the ten largest airports in Russia, with domestic links to much of Russia as well as internationally to Dubai, Istanbul and other destinations in eastern Europe. The airport is located just 10km from the Sochi Autodrom.
To reach the circuit from the airport, take a commuter train to the Imeretinskiy Kurort station. The interval between the trains is from 1 to 4 hours. Alternatively take No. 57 or No. 135 to the circuit.
Bus: From the centre of Sochi take bus No. 125с or No. 50 (from the MoreMoll Shopping Centre) or No. 55 (from the Sochi railway station) to Sochi Autodrom. From the centre of Adler take a bus No. 50, No. 57, No. 60 or No. 135.
Driving & Parking: There are usually four paid car parks available for the Grand Prix which must be booked in advance on the official website here. To access the car parks, follow the A-147 motorway until the exit towards the Olympic Park Railway Station and Chempionov Street and then as below:
– P6 car park, along Chempionov Street at the juncture with Mezhdunarodnaya Street;
– P7 car park, along Mezhdunarodnaya Street near the Ferris wheel;
– P8 car park, along Olympiyskiy Prospekt opposite the Fisht Stadium;
– P14 car park, near the Shayba Arena.
Train: Commuter trains from Sochi or Adler stop at Imeretinskiy Kurort railway stop (Olympic Park Train Station) which is located in front of the venue.
Ticket prices vary considerably for the Formula 1 depending on which day you attend and which kind of ticket you want – varying from VIP to Grandstand to General Admission.
For further information and to purchase tickets, visit the official Sochi Autodrom website here.