WATCH: Drone footage shows how Sochi's Olympic Park transformed into an F1 track

The Russian Grand Prix takes place on Sunday

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Formula 1 returns to Russia this weekend as the Sochi Autodrom hosts its third ever Grand Prix.

The circuit is based in Sochi's Olympic Park and cars will go past many of the buildings that hosted events during the Winter Olympics in 2014. Almost a third of the track is public roads with the remainder being specially built to host Grand Prix.

Ahead of Sunday's race, Russia Today have released drone footage showing how the area has changed since hosting the Games over two years ago. The track runs alongside the Medals Plaza, and the Olympic cauldron is still easily seen from the track.

The Grand Prix is contracted to the resort town until 2020. Lewis Hamilton has won both of the previous races in Sochi. He is already 36 points behind Nico Rosberg this season so will hope to make it three wins out of three.