F1 will court further controversy this weekend when Russian president Vladimir Putin oversees the inaugural grand prix at Sochi.
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Organisers of the Russian grand prix have responded swiftly to renewed doubts about October’s inaugural Sochi race.
The Crimean crisis had already created uncertainty about the viability of a global sport like F1 visiting Russia in 2014, particularly with controversial president Vladimir Putin so involved in the Sochi project.
Heads are being scratched in the F1 paddock, the day after the struggling Caterham team changed hands.
Malaysian aviation entrepreneur Tony Fernandes’ 100 per cent sale of the team was confirmed late on Wednesday, a media statement saying Caterham is now owned by “a consortium of Swiss and Middle Eastern investors”.