GREEN LIGHTThe Sochi circuit has been giving the go-ahead and will be granted with a license for the upcoming 2014 Russian GP in October. Image: AP
SOCHI, Russia - The city of Sochi has cleared the final hurdle ahead of Russia's controversial inaugural grand prix scheduled for October 2014.
F1 race director Charlie Whiting visited the facility on Tuesday (August 19) and was quoted by the Xinhua news agency: "The circuit is in very good condition and will be issued with a license."
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Chief organiser Sergei Vorobyov confirmed that it had been the "last inspection" that the governing FIA would make ahead of the race in October.
He also said that 30 000 tickets have been sold so far, while Ria Novosti quoted Vorobyov as saying one of the active F1 race drivers will visit Sochi on the day after Sunday's Belgian GP on August 24.Stay with Wheels24 for the 2014 Belgium GP this weekend.