Tilke says Sochi on schedule for Russian GP debut 25 February, 2014 Russia is on schedule for its first ever grand prix in October, according to track designer and architect Hermann Tilke. Amid reports that the Sochi venue currently resembles a building site, promoter Oleg Zabara insisted recently that the circuit is in fact “91 per cent complete”. Indeed, a report by the German news agency DPA says that while “rubble, mud and tools” can be seen near the winter olympic park, so too can the “grandstands and (Formula 1) buildings”. German Tilke, in charge of construction of almost all new Formula 1 tracks in recent times, confirmed: “Everything is on schedule. “There will be a very special and definitely unique atmosphere,” he revealed. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsTodt: We have to learn from what happenedRussian Grand Prix: Thursday press conferenceFormula 1 and the Olympics merge in SochiSauber looking to put Russian deal back on trackF1 drivers to honour Bianchi with helmet stickersKobayashi keeps Caterham seat for SochiCrash and crisis overshadow Russia’s Formula 1 debutFerrari View: Formula 1 lands in RussiaRussian GP presses ahead despite oppositionSanctions won’t stop Russia GP says deputy PM says BernieHeartsPutin Is that building in the centre a detainment zone for any homosexual who tries to demonize infant F1 fans? Looks like a typical Tilke track, I hope it gets boycotted.