Formula 1's Russian Grand Prix will move from the Sochi Autodrom to Igora Drive in 2023. The venue, 50 kilometres from St. Petersburg, was built between 2017 and 2018 and already holds FIA Grade 1 status as required to host a Grand Prix.
Changes are underway at Igora Drive to have the track fully ready for the Grand Prix, with the circuit being extended slightly to bring it up to 5.18 kilometres.
"There's a number of changes that are being worked through together with the circuit," Masi told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press.
"They're already doing an extension on there, which is a longer extension, which is well advanced."
The circuit, which opened in 2019, is also being designed and modified to accommodate both Moto GP races and F1.
"It's also an FIM Grade A circuit, so we're working together with our friends at the FIM and the circuit themselves to implement a few changes with regards to extending the number of garages," said Masi.
Check out the video of the track and construction work below!
Follow Rudy van Buren as he takes you on a flying lap around the Sochi Autodrom in Russia.