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Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix 2024

The F1 Chinese Grand Prix circuit: A detailed breakdown

Formula 1 returns to China for the first time since 2019. Let's delve into the intricacies of the Shanghai International Circuit.

The return of the Shanghai International Circuit

In April 2003, plans were set in motion to transform a marshland in the Jiading district of Shanghai into a Formula 1 venue.

After eighteen months and an investment of approximately $450 million, the cutting-edge Shanghai International Circuit emerged.

The Chinese Grand Prix was one of two new races introduced for the 2004 F1 season (the other being the Bahrain Grand Prix).

While these additions aimed to disrupt Ferrari's dominance, it proved futile. Michael Schumacher clinched victory in Bahrain, and Rubens Barrichello emerged triumphant in China.

Details of the Shanghai International Circuit

  • First Grand Prix: 2004
  • Number of laps: 56
  • DRS-zones: 2
  • Circuit Length: 5.451km
  • Lap Record: 1:32.238
  • Race distance: 305.066km

F1 Chinese Grand Prix circuit layout | hotlap by Max Verstappen

In the video below you can view a hotlap by Max Verstappen through the Shanghai International Circuit in China.

Previous winners of the Chinese Grand Prix

From the last six Chinese Grands Prix, five were won by Mercedes and one by Red Bull. Previously, Ferrari and McLaren were very strong on this circuit as well. Lewis Hamilton has won the most times in China with 6 race wins in total. Who will win the upcoming Chinese Grand Prix?

Why did F1 stop in China?

Due to COVID-19, the Chinese Grand Prix of 2020 was canceled. For safety reasons, the Grand Prix was canceled until 2023, but has now returned to the F1 calendar.

How many laps is the F1 China Grand Prix?

There will be 56 laps held during the Chinese Grand Prix, which covers a race distance of 305.066 km.

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