Moscow Raceway
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Moscow Raceway
Moscow Raceway
Moscow Raceway FIM.svg
"Grand Prix #9" layout (2012-present)
LocationRussia Volokolamsk, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Time zoneMSK+00 (UTC+04)
Coordinates55°59?45.8?N 36°16?6.1?E / 55.996056°N 36.268361°E / 55.996056; 36.268361Coordinates: 55°59?45.8?N 36°16?6.1?E / 55.996056°N 36.268361°E / 55.996056; 36.268361
FIA Grade1
Broke ground1 October 2008; 14 years ago (2008-10-01)
Opened13 July 2012; 10 years ago (2012-07-13)
Construction cost4.5 billion rub.
~$150 million
ArchitectHermann Tilke
Major eventsCurrent:
Russian Circuit Racing Series (2012-present)
WTCC Race of Russia (2013-2015)
World SBK (2012-2013)
DTM (2013-2017)
Blancpain GT Series (2015)
FIA GT1 (2012)
World Series by Renault (2012-2014)
Grand Prix #9
Length3.931 km (2.443 miles)
Race lap record1:21.686 (Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne, Dallara T12, 2013, Formula Renault 3.5)
Grand Prix #1
Length3.955 km (2.458 miles)
Race lap record1:24.831 (France Arthur Pic, Dallara T12, 2012, Formula Renault 3.5)
Sprint #4
Length2.545 km (1.581 miles)
Race lap record0:58.999 (France Adrien Tambay, Audi RS5 DTM, 2013, DTM)

Moscow Raceway is an FIA-approved motor racing venue, which is situated in the Volokolamsky District of Moscow Oblast, near the villages of Sheludkovo and Fedyukovo, 97 km (60 mi) from Moscow, Russia. It opened on 13 July 2012 for its first event as the fifth round of the World Series by Renault becoming the first major international motor-sport race track event in Russia. It is an FIA Grade 1 circuit, which means that it has all the requirements necessary to host a Formula One race, though the Sochi Autodrom previously hosted Russian Formula One races during the existence of the Russian Grand Prix as a World Championship event.[]


DTM race at Moscow Raceway in 2017.

In September 2008, it was revealed that work was to begin on a Formula One circuit to be located at the village of Fedyukovo, Volokolamsky District. Hans Geist, who at that time was the managing director of the project, stated that the track could pass an FIA inspection by June 2010, and that even without Formula 1 the project would be profitable staging either DTM or MotoGP. The cost of the project overall was 4.5 billion rub when it opened on 13 July 2012.[]


Moscow Raceway[2] was designed to be categorized FIA 1T and FIM A, which would allow motorsport competition at any level, from national championships in auto and motorcycle racing, to Formula 1 and MotoGP.[3] The total designed track length is 4.070 km (2.529 mi), with widths of between 12 and 21 m (39 and 69 ft). The start/finish line has a width of 15 m (49 ft) at an elevation of 22 metres (72 ft). The longest straight of 0.873 km (0.542 mi) is designed to allow Formula 1 cars to reach a speed of 311 km/h (193 mph).[4] The circuit was finally classified as a FIM B grade course following inspections on 18 July 2012, one grade down from what was expected.[5]


Built under a Russian-German joint venture named "Autobahn", the general contractor for construction of buildings and race track to international level was Stroytech-5, a member of a group of companies Stroytech.[] Sub-contract partners included Siemens[], while Sergei Krylov was working as an adviser.[6]

After initially signing a deal with Bernie Ecclestone in 2008, the project was dropped from the 2010 Formula 1 calendar in early 2009, and construction stopped. Construction resumed in June 2010, with the new contractor agreeing to complete the road section of the track by the end of 2011.[]

Race history

The first events held at the circuit were part of the World Series by Renault on 13-15 July 2012, where it also became the second international motor-sport event in Russian history after the FIA European Truck Racing Championship event took place in the Smolenskring in July 2010.[7] The first race itself was the 5th round of the Formula Renault 3.5 series, which was won by Dutchman Robin Frijns.[8] The first Russian to win a race there soon followed with Daniil Kvyat winning both races of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series round in a row.[9][10] A total of 10 Russian drivers were at the event including former 3.5 series Champion Mikhail Aleshin; many taking over other drivers for just this event.[]

On 21 July 2013, during the World Superbike weekend, Italian rider Andrea Antonelli was killed in the World Supersport race after being hit on the back straight by fellow rider Lorenzo Zanetti. Antonelli was airlifted to hospital where he died of massive head trauma, and the rest of the weekend's action was cancelled due to the torrential downpour.[]



Track Distance Corners Grade
Grand Prix #1 3.955 km (2.458 mi) 15 1
Grand Prix #9 3.931 km (2.443 mi) 14 1
Sprint #4 2.661 km (1.653 mi) 12 2
SuperSprint #1 1.357 km (0.843 mi) 10 3
Full Circuit 4.070 km (2.529 mi) 21 N/A



Lap records

The official race lap records at the Moscow Raceway are listed as:

Category Time Driver Vehicle Event
Grand Prix #9 Circuit: 3.931 km (2012-present)
Formula Renault 3.5 1:21.686[11] Stoffel Vandoorne Dallara T12 2013 Moscow Formula Renault 3.5 Series round
DTM 1:28.305[12] Miguel Molina Audi RS5 DTM 2014 Moscow DTM round
Formula 3 1:28.623[13] Esteban Ocon Dallara F312 2014 Moscow F3 European Championship round
Formula Renault 2.0 1:32.535[14] Egor Orudzhev Tatuus FR2.0/13 2014 Moscow Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 round
Formula Russia 1:35.001[15] Denis Korneev Tatuus FA010 2014 1st Moscow Formula Russia round
World SBK 1:35.299[16] Chaz Davies BMW S1000RR 2013 Moscow World SBK round
Formula 4 1:35.928[17] Richard Verschoor Tatuus F4-T014 2016 Moscow SMP F4 round
World SSP 1:38.167[18] Jules Cluzel Honda CBR600RR 2012 Moscow World SSP round
Eurocup Mégane Trophy 1:38.733[19] Mirko Bortolotti Renault Mégane Renault Sport II 2013 Moscow Eurocup Mégane Trophy round
TC1 1:40.148[20] José María López Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 2014 FIA WTCC Race of Russia
TCR Touring Car 1:43.338[21] Egor Fokin Lada Vesta Sport TCR 2022 Moscow RCRS round
GT4 1:43.737[22] Sergey Stolyarov Mercedes-AMG GT4 2021 Moscow RCRS round
Super 2000 1:44.100[23] Franz Engstler BMW 320 TC 2014 FIA WTCC Race of Russia
Grand Prix #1 Circuit: 3.955 km (2012-present)
Formula Renault 3.5 1:24.831[24] Arthur Pic Dallara T12 2012 Moscow Formula Renault 3.5 Series round
Formula Renault 2.0 1:35.738[25] Daniil Kvyat Barazi-Epsilon FR2.0-10 2012 Moscow Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 round
GT3 1:38.246[26] Craig Dolby[27] Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 2015 Moscow GT Sprint round
Eurocup Mégane Trophy 1:41.637[28] Albert Costa Renault Mégane Renault Sport II 2012 Moscow Eurocup Mégane Trophy round
Sprint #4 Circuit: 2.545 km (2012-present)
DTM 0:58.999[29] Adrien Tambay Audi RS5 DTM 2013 Moscow DTM round

See also


  1. ^ Map and technical characteristics
  2. ^ "Moscow Raceway is the only international level race track in the Moscow region".
  3. ^ "Moscow to start construction work this week". GPUpdate. 30 September 2008. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ Moscow Raceway
  5. ^ "FIM Inspection: Moscow Raceway gets homologation for Eni FIM Superbike World Championship". Archived from the original on 2013-01-29. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Fast tracking Formula One". 2008-11-27. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "World Series by Renault a big hit in Russia". Renault Group. Archived from the original on 2012-08-21. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Flying Frijns first to win in Russia". Renault Group. Archived from the original on 2013-02-13. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Home win for Russia's Kvyat". Renault Group. Archived from the original on 2012-08-26. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Kvyat does it again". Renault Group. Archived from the original on 2012-08-15. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Moscow Race 2 Statistics". Retrieved 2023.
  12. ^ "DTM 2014 » Moscow Raceway Round 5 Results". Retrieved 2023.
  13. ^ "2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Moscow Race 2 Statistics". Retrieved 2023.
  14. ^ "2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Euro Moscow Race 1 Statistics". Retrieved 2023.
  15. ^ "Formula Russia Championship 2014 Moscow Raceway - "DTM Weekend" 11.-13.7.2014, Rennen 1, 10 Runden". Retrieved 2022.
  16. ^ "Moscow, 19-20-21 July 2013 Superbike - Results Race 1" (PDF). Retrieved 2023.
  17. ^ "2016 SMP Formula 4 4. Moskau (RUS) Moscowring "DTW Weekend" 19.-21.8.2016, 3931m Rennen 3, 17 Runden". Retrieved 2022.
  18. ^ "Moscow, 24-25-26 August 2012 Supersport - Results Race" (PDF). Retrieved 2021.
  19. ^ "2013 Moscow Raceway Eurocup Mégane Trophy Race 2 (40' +1 lap) Final Classification" (PDF). Retrieved 2022.
  20. ^ "WTCC 2014 » Moscow Raceway Round 11 Results". Retrieved 2022.
  21. ^ "TCR Russia 2022 » Moscow Raceway Round 5 Results". Retrieved 2022.
  22. ^ "2021 RCRS Moscow GT4 Race 1 Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2022.
  23. ^ "WTCC 2014 » Moscow Raceway Round 12 Results". Retrieved 2022.
  24. ^ "2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Moscow Race 2 Statistics". Retrieved 2023.
  25. ^ "2012 Formula Renault 2.0 Euro Moscow Race 2 Statistics". Retrieved 2023.
  26. ^ "Blancpain Sprint Series Moscow 2015". Retrieved 2023.
  27. ^ "Blancpain GT Series - Sprint Cup Pro 2015 standings". Retrieved 2023.
  28. ^ "2012 Moscow Raceway Eurocup Mégane Trophy Race 2 (40' +1 lap) Final Classification" (PDF). Retrieved 2022.
  29. ^ "DTM 2013 » Moscow Raceway Sprint Round 6 Results". Retrieved 2023.

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