The Sochi Alloy Wheel is named after the Sochi Olympic Park Circuit, a 5.872 km under construction in the town of Sochi, Russia. This circuit will be the third longest circuit on the Formula One Calendar and will be host to the “Grand Prix of the Soviet Union”, which marks the end of a long 30 year campaign to relaunch the Russian Grand Prix. This Grand Prix was run twice in 1913 and 1914 at a circuit in St. Petersburg.
* The Sochi is manufactured using a highly advanced production technique called Rotary Forging. The rim of the wheels is forged at high pressure while the wheel is spun at high speed. This alters the molecular structure and enhances the strength of the alloy. The benefit is a much lighter weight than a regular cast wheel. Most importantly, the weight saving is in the outer rim of the wheel which dramatically reduces rotational mass and enhances vehicle performance.