Formula 1 Russian-style

Formula 1 Russian-style

It's been an awfully long time coming, but a Russian Grand Prix is finally set to make it onto the calendar. AUTOSPORT's sister publication F1 Racing jetted off to Sochi…

As I sit down in my window seat, 21A, I become aware of a continuous mumbling. Then a slight commotion catches my eye.

I look across the aisle to see a woman praying while performing the sign of the cross – not just once, but over and over again. While trying to convince myself that this is typical behaviour of passengers about to fly with Aeroflot, I decide to try to turn my attention elsewhere – and that's when I notice those five unmistakable Olympic rings on a disposable airline cup, with 'Sochi 2014' emblazoned next to them.

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