The Russian Grand Prix will not be going under the lights for its second running later this year.
Leading up to last year’s inaugural race in Sochi, it was reported that race promoters were pushing to move their event from a total daytime setting to a twilight, day-into-night setting.
But it has been confirmed by the promoters that the event will stay in the day and also have an earlier start time of 2 p.m. local time (6 a.m. ET in the United States).
Eventual World Champion Lewis Hamilton won last year’s race, which took place on a street circuit devised around the landmarks of the Sochi Olympic Park. Hamilton’s Mercedes team also clinched the constructor’s title in the same race.