The Russian Grand Prix is set to move to a new purpose-built facility at St Petersburg from 2023.
The Autodrom Igora Drive has been designed by stalwart Formula 1 circuit designer Hermann Tilke and will replace the current track at Sochi – the venue that has hosted the GP since 2014.
The track was given Grade 1 status, mandatory for any F1 venue, by the FIA at the end of 2020 and will become the second circuit to host a Russian Grand Prix.
“I am pleased to confirm following joint intensive work with our Russian partners and detailed assessment of Igora Drive – Formula 1 will be racing at that amazing circuit from 2023,” said F1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali.
“I am impressed by St Petersburg and believe that the Russian Grand Prix at Igora Drive will be an incredible event.”
Igora Drive features 10 different track layouts and is 54km away from St Petersburg – just 150km away from Finland.
Formula 1 will release more details in the coming months, however this will not impact the current host of this years’ Grand Prix at Sochi.