RUSSIAN FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX 2018RUSSIAN F1 2018
SEP (PROVISIONAL)

DESTINATION & TOURISM

Key Facts, International Travel, and Things to Do

    Background

    2014 was a landmark year for Sochi as it came to prominence in the world of sport by hosting the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the Russian Grand Prix for the first time.

    Nestled between the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains, Sochi offers a spectacular and unique scenery to host a Formula 1 race, but also to spend an exotic weekend away! Due to the timing of the race, visitors to Sochi will have the best of both worlds: The ski season in the mountains of Sochi runs from October to May, whilst the water will still be warm enough to take a dip in the ocean. So, don't forget to bring your ski boots and swimwear!

    Sochi has also been a sister city of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, since 1959.

    • Language: Russian
    • Currency: Russian Ruble (RUB)
    • Time Zone: MSK (GMT+0300)

    International Travel

    Sochi International Airport is located 11km from the Sochi International Street Circuit. There are no direct flights from the UK to Sochi, so you will need to be prepared for a stop over in Moscow.

    Accommodation

    For more information on where to stay and accommodation, check out our dedicated Accommodation page.

    Holiday Packages

    bookf1.com has partnered with Winged Boots to create custom travel packages for the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2018. Book your event tickets with us at bookf1.com and then contact Winged Boots for hotels, flights and transfers to suit your individual needs.

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    Things To Do

    Besides skying and swimming, Sochi offers a good range of other attractions to keep you entertained. The Caucasian Biosphere Reserve is just a short distance north of the city and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the area you will also find several tea plantations.

    If you like Russian historical characters, you may wish to visit the Lenin Mosaic, a 8-metre-high portrait of the father of the Bolshevik revolution, which will make a picture to remember. If you are more of an adventurous type, you can book an excursion to the Vorontsovskaya Cave, located about one hour drive from Sochi in the spa and resort district of Matsesta. The Cave has about 500 metres of illuminated passages with stalactites and can reach very cold temperatures inside.

    Weather

    Sochi is blessed with a subtropical climate and enjoys 200 days of sunshine a year and an annual average temperature of over 18 degrees Celsius. Temperatures at the end of April reflect the annual average with peaks around 19 degrees during the day and lows of 13 degrees at night.

    Location Map

    Important Info

    Provisional Date

    The date of this race is based on the provisional calendar. Usually these dates do not change but this cannot be guaranteed until the final calendar is released towards the end of the year. If the date of the race does change, it will not affect the validity of any tickets you purchase for the event. If possible, we recommend booking any accommodation and flights/travel on a flexible basis or waiting until the calendar is confirmed.

    For extra peace of mind, you can take out Booking Protection cover at the checkout and receive a refund on your booking including service and delivery fees if the event month changes and you cannot attend on the new date.

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