Sochi Autodrom takes award at ceremony in Qatar.
Sochi Autodrom, home of the first ever Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, was announced as the winner of the 2014 Race Promoters' Trophy by Formula One Management at the annual FIA Gala ceremony on December 5th 2014 in Doha, Qatar.
The award will be presented on December 19th, during an official visit of FIA and FOM officials to Sochi Autodrom.
The FIA’s annual Gala Prize-Giving ceremony saw champions from every major branch of international motor sport gather together to receive their awards on one star-studded evening, including the 2014 Formula One World Champions Lewis Hamilton (Champion Driver) and Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team (Champion Constructor).
The FIA Annual General Assembly, held between December 1st - 5th, adopted the amendments to the Formula 1 sporting and technical regulations for the 2015 season, alongside new criteria for issuing of super licenses. It also announced the provisional 2015 F1 calendar with the Russian Grand Prix scheduled to take place in Sochi on October 11th, 2015.
In its debut operational season, Sochi Autodrom, which has also recently been named ‘Motorsport Facility of the Year’, hosted a number of important international, national and regional events. Besides hosting the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, Sochi Autodrom will soon launch its Driving Academy that will contribute to the motorsport development in Krasnodar region and Russia. The programme will include driver education in general with focus on defensive driving, and an aim to install greater safety awareness on Russian roads.