Sochi grandstand to be renamed after Kvyat

Sochi grandstand to be renamed after Kvyat

Organisers of this year’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix have announced that a grandstand at the Sochi Autodrom will be renamed after Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat.

The news was confirmed as the 20-year-old F1 rookie attended the Sochi Autodrom exhibition at the Moscow International Automobile Salon.

The turn four grandstand will be named after Kvyat. It sits on the inside of the circuit and will provide fans with a view of the first part of the layout, from the second corner through to turn five.

“I was amazed to learn there will be a grandstand bearing my name at the Sochi Autodrom – usually, this is an honour reserved for drivers who have retired, so it is both surprising and a great privilege,” Kvyat said on the news.”

He added: “I hope that the spectators will enjoy the fantastic view and have a wonderful time over the weekend of the first ever Russian Grand Prix. It will be a historic time for Formula 1 and for Russia and I can’t wait to race in front of my home crowd.”

Kvyat is racing in his debut F1 season and has made an impressive start to his career. He is currently 15th in the drivers’ standings with eight points, having finished in the top 10 on five occasions.

He is the second driver from Russia in the history of Formula 1 to compete in the sport. Toro Rosso recently confirmed that he has been retained for 2015 alongside Max Verstappen, who will become the youngest ever F1 driver when he joins the grid next year.

Image courtesy of Octane Photographic

Jack Leslie

Jack Leslie

Jack Leslie is a freelance motorsport and Formula 1 journalist. He has been part of the Richland F1 team since the very start and made his F1 paddock debut for the website at the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix. Jack also writes for Car Throttle, RumbleStripNews, Formula1Blog, PureF1 and F1 Plus, as well as running a popular blog.



  • Boycottthebull

    Not only reserved for drivers that have retired but at least stood on a podium at some stage. Standards really are dropping in F1.