El Russian Grand Prix de F1, organized from 2014 en Sochi, on the shores of the Black Sea, will move from 2023 a San Petersburgoannounced the promoter of the World Cup.
The event will continue to be played in 2021 and in 2022 at the Sochi circuit, before moving in 2023 that of Igor Drive, located in the oblast (administrative subdivision) of Leningrad.
“We can't wait to race in a very stimulating place that has ten professional tracks for racing and testing on nearly 100 hectares”, explained the organizers of the Formula 1 World Cup.
The Igora Drive was devised by the German architect Hermann Tilke, designer of most of the modern lines used by the category, such as the one in Sochi.
The complex includes a ten tracks for all types of competitions, including drifting, rally-cross, motocross and karting. It also has a center for emergency management.
The path that F.1 will use has 4.086 meters with 12 meters wide and 17 meters of unevenness. The total capacity of the stage is 50.000 viewers, five thousand of them in a grandstand located in front of the main straight.
In 2021, the Russian Grand Prix is scheduled for September 26 and will be the 15th round of 23 this season.
The promoters of the Grand Prix had announced in 2017 an agreement until 2025 with Formula 1. With the move to Saint Petersburg, the duration of the new contract in force was not specified.