Grand Prix 2014 Russian Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Greetings, Comrades!!!

Welcome to glorious nation of Russia for Russian Grand Prix, for Russian Grand Prix in former Soviet city of Sochi.

The former holiday-city for many famous Soviet dictators, the city of Sochi plays host to the first Russian Grand Prix, the circuit of which winds its way around the 2014 Winter Olympic Park. There were initially plans for a Soviet Grand Prix around the streets of Moscow, however the Hungarian Grand Prix was created instead. The allure of having a Grand Prix in the world's biggest nation was always seemingly irresistible, and so it has proved.

His Greatness Royal General Secretary King Vladimir will undoubtedly be at the race, and will see it as further proof of Russia's sporting and cultural prowess. Expect the vodka to be flowing and Russian troop hats to be worn!!!

In terms of the weather, it is in glorious former Soviet nation of Russia. In October. But Sochi should be nowhere near as harsh of other areas of Russia. Hopefully the weather shouldn't play too much of a part in this thrilling championship battle - actually, on second thoughts, it would be great if it could!!!

The circuit itself is long - as the race is 52 laps - a 'street' circuit (with runoffs) and there have been unfortunate comparisons to Valencia, but hopefully these fears will be unfounded, and turn 4 does look interesting - it will sure put a test to the right-hand tyres and the left-hand-side of the drivers' necks.

As the championship battle comes to a head, will Hamilton still lead after a race in Putin's fairground, will Rosberg reclaim his place at the top of the standings or will there be another case of a Mercedes car stalin?
 

Jen

Here be dragons.
Contributor
The only good thing about this race is the fact that no drivers have driven the circuit (as far as I know). It may well decide the men from the boys!
 

Greenlantern101

Super Hero And All Round Good Guy
Contributor
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Greenlantern101

Super Hero And All Round Good Guy
Contributor
Is the horse video using 2013 engine sounds?

If thats the advert on Russian TV is everyone going to turn up expecting either horse racing or screaming V8's.

Weird.
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
So here's the circuit and anticipated speeds at different points. Better than a Las Vegas car park so let's see what the race produces. The roundabout could be fun.

 

F1Yorkshire

Avatar for sale to the highest bidder
Contributor
It's very Valenciaesque those 1st two turns. I'm expecting some action into that second turn 1, maybe not in the F1 but GP2 & 3 will make the most of that run off!
 

The Pits

Harumph. Again.
Valued Member
Having made judgements before about particular circuits, only to be proven wrong, I am not going to make the same mistake here.

OK, it looks like a picture of a whale drawn by a 4 year old, but it may produce a scintillating race!
 

mjo

Procrastinating
Contributor
I think the first half of it looks quite open, actually - so hopefully it should be good for close racing :thumbsup:
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
My only hope for this race is that they don't get the left overs from the Soviet ladies shot putt team to be the grid girls. Although it could be quite amusing.

Hey, is this race the reason why Google ads keep offering me a Russian Wife every time I log on here?
 

marksawatsky

Podium Finisher
Contributor
I have some track design experience and all too often, a track that looks good on paper is awful in reality, and vice versa. I will wait until the cars actually race on it to judge how good or bad it is. I also think that the actual width of the track is more important than where it goes.
 

olegg

Race Winner
My only hope for this race is that they don't get the left overs from the Soviet ladies shot putt team to be the grid girls. Although it could be quite amusing.

Hey, is this race the reason why Google ads keep offering me a Russian Wife every time I log on here?

Obviously, you have very limited range of view.
It is only result of propaganda.
P.S.
Well as tips Google ads to depend on what you are looking for is most often
 
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