"After nine races in eleven weekends, and having reached half distance in the championship, Formula One had a well-deserved weekend off," said Toto.
"F1, the FIA and the local promoters did an impressive job in setting up a calendar in these difficult circumstances and making sure our series could safely return to the race track.
"However, the condensed schedule also meant a relentless three months for many people working in our sport.
"Those women and men - from all teams and in all kinds of positions - deserve our gratitude for making sure that we could do what we love most: go racing.
"We're now heading to Russia, the first stand-alone event of the season. Sochi has been a good circuit for us in the past and we hold a strong track record there.
"The Autodrom has a fairly unusual layout and it's one feature in particular that makes it special: the long run from pole to the first braking zone.