Igora Drive (Russian: Игора Драйв) is a motorsport complex in the resort of Igora near Sosnovo in Priozersky District, Leningrad Oblast, Russia. It is located 54 kilometers (33.8 mi) from Saint Petersburg and 125 km (78 mi) from the Russian/Finnish border.
In 2019, the complex signed an agreement with the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) series. The contract runs for three years, with the option of a two-year extension. The first race was to be held from 29 to 31 May 2020 with W Series in support, but both races were canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia. An agreement was also signed with organizers of the FIA World Rallycross Championship to host the World RX of Russia in 2020. However, it was later removed from the schedule due to contractual issues. Igora Drive hosted the second round of the 2020 Russian Circuit Racing Series on 25 and 26 July. From 2023, the Formula One Russian Grand Prix will be held at this track. For the Formula One race, the circuit will be extended from 4.08 km to 5.18 km at the end of the lap, with both of the straights will be extended.
The complex includes ten professional tracks for oval track racing, drifting, rally-cross and motocross, and karting, as well a center for emergency management. The largest grandstand of the main circuit racing will accommodate five thousand people, and the total capacity of the circuit is fifty thousand people. The circuit itself is 4.086 km (2.54 mi) long and twelve meters wide. It features seventeen meters in elevation changes.
Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 2022, the Formula One Management announced the termination of the contract for the Russian Grand Prix, meaning that the planned move to Igora Drive from 2023 onwards was ultimately scrapped.
The following is a list of Formula One World Championship events held at the _____ circuit:
|Year||Event||Winning Driver||Winning Constructor||Report|
|2023||Russian Grand Prix||Report|
|V T E||Russian Grand Prix|
|Circuits||Sochi Autodrom (2014-2021) • Igora Drive (2023 onwards)|
|Races||2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018 • 2019 • 2020 • 2021 • |
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