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VIDEO: Vettel completes first ever laps around Sochi Autodrom

The four-time world champion completed laps in an Infiniti Q50 Hybrid.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August 26th, 2014 (F1Plus / Rosie Baillie) - On Monday Sebastian Vettel became the first Formula One driver to complete laps around the Sochi Autodrom. 

The reigning world champion flew straight to Sochi after the Belgian Grand Prix and completed a number of laps in an Infiniti Q50 Hybrid. 

Vettel said the circuit would be a huge challenge in an F1 car and is looking forward to the inaugural race in October. 

"Having driven the full circuit for the first time in the Infiniti Q50 today, it's an interesting layout with a good mix of high speed corners and technical sections," he said. 

"It's going to be a huge challenge in an F1 car for sure and I'm really looking forward to coming back in October." 

The Sochi Autodrom is built around the park that hosted the Winter Olympics earlier this year. Last week the circuit received sign-off from FIA race director Charlie Whiting. 

Watch the video below to see Vettel complete a full lap around the Sochi Autodrom. 

 

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