MOSCOW: The Russian Grand Prix - the country’s first Formula One race - will be held in Sochi in November 2014 despite delays in constructing the circuit, the city’s mayor said yesterday.
“It will be held in November, after the (2014 Winter) Olympics,” Anatoly Pakhomov told reporters in Moscow.
Last year local media reported, citing sources within the Russian Automobile Federation, that work on the $200m project had been stopped.
Pakhomov, however, dismissed any doubts about the construction being completed on time.
“The circuit’s construction is being closely monitored by the regional government. Everything is going according to plan,” he said.
“If we had any problems we would have asked for help from other regions,” he added.
Sochi hosts the Winter Olympics in 2014. REUTERS