Despite its long flirt with formula one, Russia is still no closer to definitely staging a grand prix.

Despite its long flirt with formula one, Russia is still no closer to definitely staging a grand prix.

Work on the Moscow Raceway in Volokolamsk, 80 kilometres west of the capital, began late last year.

The project is headed by Hans Geist, formerly of the grand prix venues in Austria and Bahrain, while Hermann Tilke is in charge of design.

But when asked if Russia will definitely be added to the annual calendar, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone told the German news agency DPA: "We don't know."

 

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