SOCHI – Moving the Russian Formula One Grand Prix from Sochi to St Petersburg could be 'cool' and better for fans, Toro Rosso's Russian driver Daniil Kvyat said on Thursday amid talk of a future switch.
Sochi has become a fixture on the F1 calendar since the Black Sea resort hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics but Britain's Daily Mail newspaper reported Russian president Vladimir Putin was considering moving the race north.
It said, without giving sources, that it could happen as soon as 2021 at a new circuit under construction outside Russia's second city.
Tass news agency quoted presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov as denying Putin was holding any talks on the matter, but Formula One sources indicated to Reuters there was some substance to the speculation.
Kvyat told reporters ahead of Sunday's race at the Olympic Park circuit that "as long as there is a race in Russia I am up for it."