Chinese Grand Prix Guide

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Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China (Photo by Glenn Dunbar/Imago/PA Images).

Bettingpro's guide to the Chinese Grand Prix and it's host venue, the Shanghai International Circuit.

Circuit Guide

The Shanghai International Circuit was completed in 2004 ahead of the first ever Formula 1 race to take place in the city, and at the time it was the most expensive circuit in the history of the spot, having cost a colossal $240million. The circuit is just over three miles long and the layout resembles the Chinese character ‘shang’, which means ‘high’ or ‘above[. The track features two high-speed straights, but on the whole it does provide a test for its drivers because over three quarters of a lap around the Shanghai International Circuit has them cornering. That means while raw speed is an important factor, the winner will have to be on their game too to complete all 56 laps and take the chequered flag. Michael Schumacher produced a masterful lap to set the lap record back in 2004, but former world champion Lewis Hamilton is the most successful driver in the history of this track by some distance, having won the Chinese Grand Prix on six occasions.

Location: Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China
Number of Laps: 56
Lap Length: 3.387 miles
Lap Record: Michael Schumacher, 1 minute 32.238 seconds (2004)

 

 

Chinese Grand Prix Winners

YEAR WINNER TEAM CIRCUIT
2004 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari Shanghai International Circuit
2005 Fernando Alonso Renault Shanghai International Circuit
2006 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Shanghai International Circuit
2007 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari Shanghai International Circuit
2008 Lewis Hamilton McLaren Shanghai International Circuit
2009 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Shanghai International Circuit
2010 Jenson Button McLaren Shanghai International Circuit
2011 Lewis Hamilton McLaren Shanghai International Circuit
2012 Nico Rosberg Mercedes Shanghai International Circuit
2013 Fernando Alonso Ferrari Shanghai International Circuit
2014 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Shanghai International Circuit
2015 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Shanghai International Circuit
2016 Nico Rosberg Mercedes Shanghai International Circuit
2017 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Shanghai International Circuit
2018 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Shanghai International Circuit
2019 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Shanghai International Circuit