Russian Grand Prix to be attended by 30,000 fans as race organisers allow a crowd capacity of 50 per cent at Sochi’s Olympic Park despite rising Covid-19 cases

Formula One is set to stage the biggest sporting spectator-event of the Covid-19 era with 30,000 fans expected for the Russian Grand Prix. Just days after it was announced that the UK Government had abandoned plans to bring fans back to sporting arenas, tens of thousands of spectators will be admitted to Sochi’s Olympic Park this weekend. Tens of thousands of spectators will be admitted to Sochi’s Olympic Park this weekend. The F1 season has taken place behind closed doors, but 3,000 spectators were admitted to the Tuscan Grand Prix earlier this month. Although 30,000 will be admitted through the gates over three days in Sochi, the majority will be in attendance for Sunday’s race.

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