Russia’s Formula One debut sets Sochi’s Olympic Park alight | Russia Beyond The Headlines.

Russia’s first ever Formula One Grand Prix drew plaudits for its organization and setting, with emotions running high for many fans who witnessed the spectacle at the Sochi Autodrom on Russia’s Black Sea coast on Sunday, Oct. 12. Although rookie Russian driver Daniil Kvyat failed to take the opportunity offered by his best ever qualifying position, coming in 14th despite starting fifth on the grid, the overwhelming feeling was one of positivity for the hosts of the newest addition to the Formula One calendar. Formula 1 rolls into Sochi British driver Lewis Hamilton took home the first trophy ever to be won at Russia’s F1 Grand Prix, presented to him by Russian President Vladimir Putin, while Hamilton’s Mercedes team won the trophy for best constructor.
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