GP2 is an international formula series, that used to be the last step on the driver’s way to Formula 1®. Its rounds were held at Sochi Autodrom as support races for the Russian Grand Prix in 2014 and 2015. The races featured Russia’s Sergey Sirotkin and Artem Markelov, as well as famous drivers from other countries who like Sirotkin moved to F1: Pierre Gasly, Jolyon Palmer, Stoffel Vandoorne, Felipe Nasr, Rio Haryanto, Alexander Rossi, Nicholas Latifi.
GP3 was another international Formula 1® youth support race series. Its races were held as part of the Russian Grand Prix in 2014, 2015 and 2018. Russia in them was represented by Nikolay Martsenko, Konstantin Tereshchenko and Nikita Mazepin. The most famous foreign driver who competed in GP3 at Sochi Autodrom and moved to Formula 1® is Esteban Ocon.
TCR INTERNATIONAL SERIES
The TCR International Series is an international touring series, the rounds of which were held at Sochi Autodrom in 2015 and 2016. The TCR rounds in the Olympic Park featured famous Russian drivers Sergey Afanasyev, Mikhail Grachev, Alexey Dudukalo, Ildar Rakhmatullin, Vladimir Sheshenin, and such touring stars as James Nash, Dušan Borković, Stefano Comini, Jean-Karl Vernay, Gianni Morbidelli, and others.
SMP FORMULA 4
The F4 NEZ Championship was created with the involvement of the SMP Racing Russian motorsport development programme and Finland’s Koiranen GP, the support of the FIA and the Russian Automobile Federation. It combines competitors from Russia, Finland, Baltic States, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, and other countries. There young drivers got the opportunity to test themselves in a formula racing category having transitioned from karting.
Sochi Autodrom hosted its first SMP Formula 4 round in 2015. Then the competitions were held on the same weekend as a TCR International Series round. In 2016, the SMP Formula 4 round was a support race for the FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX. Sochi Autodrom hosted the competitions of this series in 2017 as well.
FERRARI RACING DAYS
On 2 and 3 July, Sochi Autodrom hosted the first ever Ferrari Racing Days show in Russia. It featured a team of international drivers competing in Ferrari Challenge Europe, show runs of cars that belonged to Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello and Fernando Alonso, as well as a presentation of the exclusive sportscars of the brand.
From 2014 to 2018, Sochi Autodrom was the base track for various Russian Mitjet 2L competitions.
In 2015, all the rounds of the open championship of the Krasnodar Region, several rounds of the Arctic Cup (one of them together with the TCR International Series), rounds of the Russian championship in the RAF Cup and Mitjet 2L Endurance were held on the track.
In the 2016 season, Sochi Autodrom hosted Arctic Cup rounds, one of which served as a support race for the FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX, and the Russian Cup (one of them together with the TCR International Series).
In 2017, Arctic Cup rounds again were held on the track in the Olympic Park, one of which served as a support race for the FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX, rounds of the Russian Cup (one of them was held together with SMP Formula 4), as well as a Mitjet Winter Cup round.
In 2018, Sochi Autodrom hosted rounds of the Mitjet Winter Cup and Russian Cup.
RUSSIAN DRIFT SERIES CHAMPIONS CUP
The Russian Drift Series Champions Cup was held at Sochi Autodrom in 2016 and 2017. The competitions wrapped up the RDS GP season, most of the best drifters from Russia and other countries took part in them.
FORMULA MASTERS RUSSIA
Formula Masters Russia was a former Formula 3 class racing monoseries that featured young Russian drivers competing for seats in higher categories. Its rounds were held at Sochi Autodrom in 2014 and 2015.
SOCHI AUTODROM RALLY
In April 2015, Sochi Autodrom hosted the Russian Classic Rally Cup Open. This was the first time in the history of the Russian rallying when a circuit was used. The route outside the circuit ran along the most picturesque mountain roads of Sochi.
MAZDA SPORT CUP
From 29 October to 1 November 2014, Sochi Autodrom hosted a round of Mazda Sport Cup - an annual nationwide amateur championship among teams of Mazda car owners.
RUSSIAN ENDURANCE CHALLENGE CLUB
On 16 October 2016, Sochi Autodrom hosted a 4-hour Russian Endurance Challenge Club race. Apart from Russian drivers, it featured representatives of Germany, Austria, Latvia and Lithuania. The competitions had a club nature - the race was organised following Russian Endurance Challenge participants’ requests.
PORSCHE CLUB CUP
The Porsche Club Cup (PCC) competitions are part of the Porsche Sport Challenge Russia club championship for Porsche car owners and members of official Russian Porsche clubs. In the Porsche Club Cup, the participants compete for the fastest lap time (“Time Attack”). PCC rounds were held at Sochi Autodrom in 2014 and 2015.
On 30 and 31 May 2015, the best Russian aerobatic teams and world champions in aerobatics performed as part of the Olympic Sky large-scale air show in the Olympic Park. It took place on the same weekend as rounds of the MitJet 2L Arctic Cup, Formula Masters Russia and the Sochi Autodrom Half Marathon. The air show was designed to support Olympic tourism.
Air shows were also held during the FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX. In 2014, the Russ aerobatic team performed for the audience, Swifts did it in 2018 and the Russian Knights demonstrated their skills in 2019.
IGNITION CAR FESTIVAL
In August 2017, the Ignition festival featured formula racing drivers, Russian rally and circuit racing champions, winners of the Dakar and Silk Road rally raids, as well as drifters, stunt riders and stuntmen. On the festival days, the Sochi Autodrom guests had an opportunity to chat with the drivers, to get autographs or to have a ride on the Formula 1® track in a race taxi.
HEALTH AND NORDIC WALKING FESTIVAL
The Health and Nordic Walking Festival was held at Sochi Autodrom in February 2019. During it, group workshops were held by leading world and Russian experts in Nordic walking. Everyone could get a consultation by rheumatologists about joint health and proper load selection. There were also special classes for people with diabetes with scientific support from the Department of Sports Medicine and Medical Rehabilitation of Sechenov University.