Will the Russian Grand Prix happen?

Will the Russian Grand Prix happen?

As political unrest continues to cast clouds over the inaugural Russian Grand Prix, DIETER RENCKEN analyses the chances of the Sochi event actually going ahead

It started with the second grand prix to be contracted by Formula One Management, namely Bahrain's 2004 race, and has continued ever since: fixtures staring cancellation in the face; in some instances, such as New Jersey's stillborn round, being canned even before the inaugural event.

Others, like Korea and India, joined Bahrain in staring cancellation in the face until the very last minute due to construction/organisational hiccups, with both (plus Valencia's torpid street grind and Turkey) now off the schedule indeterminately.

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