The Shanghai international circuit will once again play host to the Chinese Grand Prix. One of the most notable differences of the Chinese Grand Prix is the stunning architecture that surrounds the track. The Shanghai international circuit made its debut in F1 during 2004 season.
The course was designed around resembling Chinese history with the track itself shaped similar to the Chinese character ‘shang’, this means either “high” or “above”.
It really is a cracking course which saw Nico Rosberg finally break his F1 victory duct by taking the chequered flag in 2012. It is also one of the few tracks were the main grandstand provides its spectators with nearly a complete view of the entire circuit.
The course has many long high speed straights along with some very heavy breaking corners, winding turns and overall quite demanding track on both the car and driver. If you have ever played the F1 game then you will know just how difficult it can be to keep on the right line to get the best time.
Host First Grand Prix: 2004
Total Laps: 56
Total Turns: 16
Circuit Length: 5.451 km
Total Race Distance: 305.066 km
Current Lap Record: 1:32.238 – M Schumacher (2004)
Chinese Grand Prix Aerial View
Previous Chinese Grand Prix Race Winners
|2012||15 April||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||56|
|2011||17 April||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren||56|
|2010||18 April||Jenson Button||McLaren||56|
|2009||19 April||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull||56|
|2008||19 October||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren||56|
|2007||7 October||Kimi Räikkönen||Ferrari||56|
|2006||1 October||Michael Schumacher||Ferrari||56|
|2005||16 October||Fernando Alonso||Renault||56|
|2004||26 September||Rubens Barrichello||Ferrari||56|