HomeMotoring UKF1 Heads to Sochi for the Russian Grand Prix Jayne Henry September 27, 2019 Motoring UK, Personalised Number Plates Russian Grand Prix – Speedyreg The Sochi circuit in Russia was added to the F1 Grand Prix calendar in 2014 and next year could be the last time we see this circuit in use. Other than the annual Grand Prix race, the track is rarely used and the area is set for redevelopment. A proposed concert hall will force the track to be shortened making it too short for Formula 1 racing. However, Russia still has a contract to hold a Grand Prix until 2025, so it’s looking likely that the race will be relocated to another circuit, quite probably to the new circuit that is currently under construction just outside of St Petersburg. This is likely to signal a big change in the Russian Grand Prix as the current circuit is held on internal roads within the park built for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The Russian Grand Prix Timetable Practice 1 – Friday 27th September – Sky Sports starting at 08:45 Practice 2 – Friday 27th September – Sky Sports starting at 12:45 Practice 3 – Saturday 28h September – Sky Sports starting at 09:45 Qualifying – Saturday 28h September – Sky Sports starting at 12:00 Grand Prix Main Race – Sunday 29h September – Sky Sports starting at 10:30 Highlights of the qualifying and main race will also be shown on Channel 4. Will Mercedes win yet again? It’s interesting to note that every single Russian Grand Prix since it began in Sochi in 2014 has been won by Mercedes. Will that trend continue this year? A Mercedes driver has also been on pole position for every race except one, when Sebastian Vettel started on pole in a Ferrari in 2017. Speed to the Finish Line with Plates While You Wait Don’t want to hang around in the slow line waiting for your plate to be transferred to your vehicle? We can now offer the ultimate solution with our Plates While You Wait service. We know it’s an exciting time when you’ve chosen your perfect personalised number plates and you can’t wait to get them on your vehicle so you can get out and about with them, so choose any of our stock plates and we can transfer it to your vehicle while we’re on the phone to you! This is possible because we keep our stock plates on retention certificates and on vehicles so we can make the transfer instantly. Just give us a call!