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2014-10-11 13:05

LIGHTS OUT? The Sochi Autodrom hosts the inaugural 2014 Russian GP this weekend. But 2015 might be a night race... Image: AP/ Lesya Polyakova

SOCHI, Russia - According to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, new F1 venue Sochi Autodrom's contract with Bernie Ecclestone is for at least seven years. On Sunday for the inaugural race, the start-time is at 3pm local in Russia (1pm SA-time).

But it could be much later in 2015.

NIGHT RACE

De Telegraaf quoted Sochi circuit boss Richard Vregan as saying: "We want to start at dusk and finish in the dark. The infrastructure for the lighting is already present, we are now waiting for the green light.

Bernie Ecclestone is said to have already basically agreed to the proposal.

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