The location of Sochi Autodrom makes it special - the circuit is located in the Olympic Park, which hosted the Olympic Winter Games in 2014. Sochi is located at the Black sea with a hint of the mediterranean style.
The venue has been designed by Russian experts in conjunction with Hermann Tilke.
The circuit consists of 12 right- and six left-hand corners and runs in a clockwise direction. The track with a length of 5,854 kilometres combines both high-speed and technical sections.
The most interesting part of the track is its long turn 3 – the 650-metre turn is the longest one in the Formula 1 calendar, and the negative incline of the surface makes it a difficult challenge for the drivers.