The President of Russia Vladimir Putin arrived at the Sochi Autodrom, where the Russian stage of the world championship “Formula 1”, reports “RIA Novosti”.
Putin met the President of “Formula 1” Bernie Ecclestone. The Russian President also attended the previous two races “Grand Prix of Russia in 2014 and 2015.
Later, the Russian President awarded the stage winner — German pilot Mercedes of Nico Rosberg. Putin also thanked Ecclestone for the development of the project “Formula 1” in Sochi. The organisation of the race, he said, “attracts the attention of Motorsport fans across the country and around the world”, it “makes Sochi even more attractive.”
Russia is not one year has secured the rights to hold the race “Formula 1”. She got it in 2010, the agreement involves carrying out stages of racing, “Grand Prix” every year from 2014 to 2020. To do this, in Sochi, a special circuit, it was building owned by the Krasnodar territory the company “Center “omega”. “Sochi Circuit” became the most modern track in Russia for the conduct of motor racing.