Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the Formula 1 race of the Russian Grand Prix. The British Lewis Hamilton won the 16th round of the Formula 1 World Championship in Sochi. He was followed by Finnish Valtteri Bottas.
Before handing the trophy to the winner, Vladimir Putin asked the winner of the day: not to sprinkle champagne on him. In return, the star of Formula 1 promised to do this favor: ” I will not spray you. Last year, it was not me who did it. It was someone else, “said the car driver, who represents the Mercedes team.
In the past, the Russian President had already been a “victim” of this tradition. Remember that Lewis Hamilton had won the Formula 1 several times and he had already sprinkled the Russian President of champagne at the ceremony in 2015. On September 30, Lewis Hamilton won the Grand Prix of Russia. But for this time, he had not sprayed the Russian number 1.
Vladimir Putin spent a weekend in the middle of nature. As the spokesman of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, said. Mr. Putin traveled to Dushanbe, Tajikistan. After a brief rest, the President took the road back to Sochi, a seaside town on the Russian Black Sea coast, where the Russian Grand Prix Formula 1 was held.
This is not the first time that the Russian President enjoys a brief holiday in the middle of the Russian nature. For example, last August, he traveled to the Russian Republic of Tuva to spend a weekend on the banks of the Yenisei River with his Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov.