Whiting impressed by 2014 Russian Grand Prix venue 18 July, 2013 Charlie Whiting Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting has this week inspected progress at the site of the inaugural 2014 Russian Grand Prix. Organisers of the race confirmed that the FIA safety delegate was happy after visiting the site of the circuit in Sochi, where the city will also host the winter Olympics. “I am impressed with the configuration of the track,” Whiting is quoted as saying. “The scale of the project is also very impressive.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Reports on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.