The second Russian Grand Prix was held at the highest level and justified the highest expectations, confirming the status of one of the best rounds of the season.
Over the four days of the race weekend, Sochi Autodrom has been visited by about 150 thousand people. These figures show a growing interest of the fans towards FORMULA 1 and demonstrate that motorsport in Russia is quickly developing.
The race was won by British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel from Ferrari finished second with Sergio Perez driving for Force India coming home third. Russian Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat finished the race fifth.
In 2015, the drivers managed to break the Sochi Autodrom top speed record, which now is 343.1kph, and also set a new fastest lap - in Saturday’s qualifying Nico Rosberg clocked 1:37.113, which is almost one and a half seconds faster than 1:38.338 shown by Lewis Hamilton a year before. The results of the Russian race allowed Mercedes to win the constructors’ title early for the second consecutive year.
The GP2 and GP3 series supported the race for the second year in a row. They featured Russia’s Sergey Sirotkin, Artem Markelov and Konstantin Tereshchenko.
The 2015 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX became the main motorsport event of the year in the country and one of the most prominent sporting events. Over 350 journalists, including representatives of major Russian and international news agencies, came to the race. Media representatives praised the high level of organisation and the quality of the media services.
The best Russian and international experts with an extensive experience in the delivery of Grands Prix were involved in the organisation of the event. More than 1,200 volunteers from 17 countries, including Russia, China, India and Canada, worked with the guests of the 2015 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX. About 500 volunteers were involved in the opening ceremony, which culminated in a performance by 75 dancers.