Night race in Russia

Source:Agencies Published: 2015-8-24 0:18:01

The Russian Grand Prix could become a night race as early as 2017, according to Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone and organizers.

"We've talked about it. Maybe in 2017 - so you know you can book your tickets for the next 10 years," Ecclestone told reporters at the Belgian Grand Prix.

The race in Sochi has a contract to 2020 but Alexander Saurin, vice-governor of the Krasnodar region, and Russian GP chief executive Sergey Vorobyev said an extension was already being discussed.

Last year's race in the Black Sea resort was Russia's debut on the calendar but it is set to move from an October slot to May 1 next year at the ­organizers' request to fit in with ­Russia's major holiday period.

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