Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix according to Brembo
Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix according to Brembo

Designed by architect Hermann Tilke, the track is one of the longest in the World Championship (5,848 meters or 3,63 miles) and makes use of 1.7 km (1.06 miles) of street normally open to traffic.

That is why the single-seater performance improves as the sessions progress, little by little as more rubber is laid down on the tarmac.

​According to Brembo technicians, who classified the 21 tracks in the World Championship, the Sochi Autodrom falls into the category of highly demanding circuits for the brakes.

On a scale of 1 to 5, it earned a 4 on the difficulty index.