Russia

Last Race: 12th Oct Russia

Russia GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

Russia's night race plans delayed

Saturday 15th March 2014

 RSS

Share:

Russia's night race plans delayed

Russia's night race plans delayed

Although the Russian GP will go ahead this season, it won't be run at night as initially planned, according to Bernie Ecclestone.

Russia had intended to join Singapore in hosting a night grand prix as it made its Formula One debut this October.

However, after speaking with Russian president Vladimir Putin, Ecclestone says this year's race will be run during the day.

"I was going to get them to light the whole place up but they are going to wait because the next race will be early next year so they want to do a big number," he told the Independent newspaper.

"It's definitely not a night race this year but it will be next year.

"Earlier in the year is a good holiday period for them. That is the reason and I think they have had a lot of nonsense to go through with the Olympics."

The F1 supremo also stated that there was "no danger" that the current unrest in the Ukraine could have an impact on the Sochi event.

Highs & Lows Of Alonso At Ferrari

Editor's Picks

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Sporting rumours should always be taken with a pinch of salt, but F1 has proven time and time again that where there's smoke, there's fire...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

The Russian Grand Prix was a great event but a poor race, thanks to Pirelli's failure to do basic research...

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

What's not to like about three-car teams? Bernie's suggestion has been dismissed by the purists, but it would tighten up the racing...