The Russian GP will go from Sochi to Saint Petersburg in 2023

The Igora Drive Autodrome was designed by Hermann Tilke and features 10 different track designs on approximately 100 hectares.

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The Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix will be raced at the Igora Drive circuit in Saint Petersburg, instead of the Sochi Autodrome, starting in 2023, the organizers announced this Saturday.

"The Russian Grand Prix will move house in 2023, after an agreement was reached to move the race to a new circuit built on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg," confirmed Formula 1.

The Igora Drive Autodrome was designed by Hermann Tilke and will replace Sochi, which has hosted Formula 1 every year since it joined the calendar in 2014, taking advantage of the setting that hosted the Winter Olympics that same year.

It is located 54 kilometers from Saint Petersburg and only 150 kilometers from the Finnish border. It has 10 different track designs on approximately 100 hectares.

"I am pleased to confirm that after intensive work with our Russian partners and detailed evaluation of Igora Drive, Formula 1 will compete on that incredible circuit from 2023. I am impressed by St. Petersburg and I believe that the Russian Grand Prix in Igora Drive will be an incredible event, "said F1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali.

The German Motorsport Championship (DTM) was to be raced there on a 15-turn, 4,086-kilometer counterclockwise circuit, but the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year's Russian Grand Prix will be held in Sochi on September 26.

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