GREEN LIGHT FOR RUSSIAN GP: Organisers of the Russian F1 GP say they're ready to face any challenges at the Sochi race track. Image: AFP
SOCHI, Russia - Russia could receive the final green-light from the FIA for its inaugural GP later in October.
Amid construction of the Sochi layout and controversy surrounding the Crimean crisis and the MH17 atrocity, the country has had only a provisional place on the 2014 schedule.
Organisers state the track is "almost ready" for the FIA's final circuit inspection later in August 2014.
'THE CIRCUIT IS READY'
Russian GP chief Sergei Vorobyov told the Ria Novosti news agency that the FIA delegation will carry out the inspection on August 19.
Vorobyov said: "As you have seen, except for the final cosmetic work - painting, cleaning, equipment installation - the circuit is ready for the GP.
"On August 19 the FIA will come here to decide on the acceptance of the facility for F1."
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