Welcome to the FORMULA 1 2019 VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX!
The FIA Formula One World Championship round at Sochi Autodrom will be the biggest motorsport event of the year in Russia.
The best drivers in the world and the technically perfect Formula 1 cars will face off in a thrilling racing battle at Sochi Autodrom for the sixth time already.
A packed entertainment programme and concerts at the Russian Grand Prix venue ensure an incredible experience and lots of fun for the spectators.
Affordable tickets will allow you to leave your worries about the trip behind and enjoy the main racing event of this autumn.
The sixth Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix will be held from 26 to 29 September. This is your chance to join the world of Grand Prix racing! 
FORMULA 1
Formula 1 is the top open-wheel racing category in motorsport. There the best drivers battle each other using the most sophisticated equipment closely followed by millions of fans across the globe.
The first FIA Formula One Drivers’ World Championship was held in 1950. In 2019, it is being held for the 70th time already. Now there are 10 teams and 20 drivers competing in the world championship. These include Daniil Kvyat driving for Toro Rosso.
The Formula 1 sports weekend consists of three practice sessions, a qualifying session and the race which will determine the winner of the Russian Grand Prix. After the race finishes, the top three drivers and a representative of the winning team will go onto the podium for the prize-giving ceremony. 
SUPPORT RACES
This year, the Russian Grand Prix weekend will include races of the Formula 2 and Formula 3 international championships.
The support races are full of uncompromising battles between young talented drivers dreaming of getting into Formula 1. Sochi Autodrom has already hosted a Formula 2 round last year, and the revamped Formula 3 will make its first appearance on the track in the Olympic Park.
Russian driver Nikita Mazepin is competing for ART Grand Prix in Formula 2. Two drivers are representing Russia in Formula 3 - Prema Racing’s Robert Shwartzman and Jenzer Motorsport’s Artem Petrov. 
CIRCUIT
Sochi Autodrom is the first and only circuit in Russia that to be granted the right to host Formula 1 races.
It was designed by Tilke GmbH & Co. KG in conjunction with Russian specialists and officially opened in the Olympic Park in Sochi on 20 September 2014. From 9 to 12 October 2014, it hosted the first ever Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix.
The length of the Sochi Autodrom track is 5,848 metres. It runs around 2014 Winter Olympic Games venues.
The track has 18 turns in total: 12 right ones and 6 left ones. Looking at a map of the track, your eye can’t help but be drawn to the epic Turn 3. Its length is 650 metres.
At the 2019 Russian Grand Prix, the drivers will complete 53 laps. The total distance will be 309.745km. 
PIT LANE WALK
The pit lane walk will give you a unique opportunity to get to the place where no spectators can enter at any other time.
The fans will have a chance to see team garages with Formula 1 cars with their own eyes, as well as to witness mechanics practising pit stops and to find out some details of the race preparation.
Thursday’s pit lane walk is open to all the spectators, except for the General Admission ticket holders. 
DRIVERS’ AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS
The FORMULA 1 fans will be able to get an autograph of their favourite driver during the autograph sessions that will be held in the Central Square of the Olympic Park.
The Russian Grand Prix spectators will also be able to take autographs of support race drivers.
For the first time in the history of the Russian Formula One World Championship round drivers from our country are competing in each of the racing series! 
Schedule 2019
26
september,
Thursday
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Pit Lane Walk
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Formula 1 Drivers' Autograph Session
27
september,
Friday
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Formula 3 Practice
11:00 – 12:30
Formula 1 Practice 1
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Formula 2 Practice
15:00 – 16:30
Formula 1 Practice 2
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Formula 2 Qualifying
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Formula 3 Qualifying
28
september,
Saturday
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Formula 3 Race 1
12:00 – 13:00
Formula 1 Practice 3
15:00 – 16:00
Formula 1 Qualifying
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Formula 2 Race 1
29
september,
Sunday
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Formula 3 Race 2
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Formula 2 Race 2
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Formula 1 Drivers' Parade
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Formula 1 Starting Grid Presentation
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Russian National Anthem
14:10 – 16:10
FORMULA 1 Race (53 laps or 120 minutes)