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Russian GP 2014: Why It’s Too Early to Write off Sochi Autodrom as a Bad Circuit

During the 2014 Formula One season, we've become accustomed to excitement, drama and wheel-to-wheel action. Races like Bahrain, Hungary and Germany conditioned us to expect overtaking, unpredictability and even a little bit of chaos. So to say the Russian Grand Prix was disappointing would be an understatement. Fans in years to come will remember only two events during the race. Of those, only Nico Rosberg's second-corner lockup occurred on the track. The other was the embarrassing and uncomfortable fawning over the highly divisive Russian president, Vladimir Putin, by this oh-so-apolitical sport. Before a single wheel had been turned, Sochi reminded a lot of people of the awful, thankfully departed Valencia Street Circuit. The spectacularl...

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