OCTOBER 1, 2016
Sochi promoter denies 2017 race doubts
Russian grand prix promoter Sergey Vorobyov has denied that Sochi is another race that could be endangered for 2017.
The FIA has now released a 21-race 2017 calendar that showed only provisional dates for Canada, Germany and Brazil.
But the latest reports from Russia have suggested waning support from the local Krasnodar region, and financial problems being tackled by track operator Omega, is also endangering the Sochi round.
Race rromoter Vorobyov, however, told Ria Novosti news agency: "Recently, the formula one calendar was published and the grand prix of Russia was confirmed.
"We are sceptical of these reports about the race because it is not in danger," he insisted.