F1 Fansite

F1 News

Ecclestone wants night F1 race in Russia

Posted on by with 0 Comments
Ma Qing Huay & Ecclestone in Italia
Bernie Ecclestone and Chinese testdriver at HRT Ma Qing Hua
Ecclestone wants night F1 race in Russia

Bernie Ecclestone & Paul Hembery

Bernie Ecclestone wants the Russian grand prix to be held at night.

The inaugural event at winter olympics venue Sochi this year, however, will be a normal day race.

But The Times said F1’s chief executive wants the floodlit roofs of the olympic stadium and ice rinks to provide the backdrop for the race in future.

“The idea is a clever one,” said correspondent Kevin Eason, “given that the olympic park looks more like a vast car park than a picturesque sports arena in daylight.”

Ecclestone confirmed: “I think they would go for the idea.

“At night the stadiums are very colourful with lots of lights and the backdrop to a race would be fantastic.

“It (the surrounding area) was a bit of dump, quite honestly,” he admitted. “But they have spent a lot of money and there is a lot going on and the place is changing all the time.”

Book discounted tickets and reservate your hotelroom in on our F1 Tickets Shop.

Please share this article & subscribe to our FREE weekly F1 Newsletter

PinIt

Latest F1 News posts:

See older posts in our F1 News Archive »

Free F1 Newsletter

Early Booking Discounts on F1 Tickets

Buy F1 tickets cheaper at F1-Fansite.com '14 & '15 Formula 1 Season Early Booking Discounts are:
F1 Grand Prix
Discount

Book F1 Tickets British F1 GP British '15 Available Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Singapore F1 GP Singapore 15 -15%
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Spanish F1 GP Spain 2015 -20%
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Monaco F1 GP Monaco '15 Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Canadian F1 GP Canada '15 Available Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Austria F1 GP Austria '15 Available Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Austria F1 GP Hungary '15' -25% Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Belgium F1 GP Belgium '15 -25% Book Now
Buy F1 MerchandiseBuy F1 Merchandise of your favourite driver or team.