The first Russian Grand Prix in 100 years was held in Sochi last October 12, 2014 and InstaForex was part of the historic sporting event through its F1 team partner, Marussia.
Held at Sochi’s storied Olympic Village with the Ice Stadium as its backdrop, the F1 leg included the German racing duo of Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg, compatriots of the winner of the last Russian Grand Prix from way back in May 18, 1914, Will Scholl. With the race, the Olympic Village once again was filled with energy and cheers from F1 fans all over the world.
Even Vitaly Mutko, the Sports Minister of Russia, couldn’t resist the allure of the much awaited event and opted to be part of the crowd rearing to watch the best drivers in the world compete. Among them was Max Chilton, the driver for Team Marussia, the partner team of InstaForex. Although Max was unable to finish the race, he gave the other teams a good fight and showed his determination until the end.
At the end of the day, Lewis Hamilton earned the podium finish, dashing the hopes of the German drivers to bring back the trophy won by their compatriot a century ago.
The main attraction of the race, however, was that the Grand Prix has returned to Russia after a long hiatus. With its successful hosting that included a festive concert for attendees starred in by Lenny Kravitz, the F1 sporting scene looks to be alive once more in Russia.
InstaForex is proud to have been part of this historic international event and will look to continue bringing such venues for celebration and success in the future.