Shanghai

Circuit Technical data
Location: China Power: 9
Date: Not on calendar Handling: 16
Race distance: 305.2km Acceleration: 15
Laps: 56 Downforce: Medium
Lap distance: 5.45 km Overtaking: Normal
Average speed: 221.93 km/h Suspension rigidity: Soft
Grand Prix Held: 29 Fuel consumption: Very high
Number of corners: 10 Tyre wear: Medium
Time in/out of pits: 24s Grip level: High
Category: F1
Records
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Season Best qualifying lap
S56, R1
Nov 17th, 2016
Jan Pavlicek2 1:30.233s
Season Master
S43, R15
Sep 30th, 2014
Rimantas Sagatas2 1:32.007s
Season Pro
S56, R1
Nov 15th, 2016
Ivan Silva 1:33.294s
Season Amateur
S10, R13
Aug 15th, 2008
Andre Ravlinski 1:34.439s
Season Rookie
S32, R17
Sep 25th, 2012
Mateusz Zaborny 1:37.863s
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Season Track record
S69, R15
Apr 12th, 2019
Yug Desai 1:28.405s
Season Master
S58, R5
Apr 7th, 2017
Emmanuel Manfre 1:30.232s
Season Pro
S69, R15
Apr 12th, 2019
Srđan Krčmaričić 1:31.554s
Season Amateur
S10, R13
Aug 15th, 2008
Daneks Britāls 1:32.962s
Season Rookie
S32, R17
Sep 25th, 2012
Tamás Szabó 1:34.741s
Description

Having a grand prix in China is a dream come true for Bernie and Max. The same can be said for China, which has spent over nine years trying to get on the F1 calendar.

Like the new Bahrain circuit, the track in Shanghai has been built from scratch. It's not been an easy ride though. Designer Hermann Tilke was faced with a site that was a 300m-deep swamp and very flat. The load on the soil would be too heavy to take so the entire track foundation is made out of polystyrene and built on 40,000 piles of 40m to 80m deep. Like many of Tilke's designs, the German tries to incorporate features and symbolism of the country - in this case the track itself is shaped like the sign of 'Shang', which means 'rising'.

Fans will be pleased to hear the track has several overtaking opportunities, that's the view of Jenson Button, who has visited the track under construction. The only doubt among some is the infrastructure in and around Shanghai and the culture shock to the teams of the country itself. The business it will generate though is sure to outweigh any difficulties.

History
Season Race Winner Pole position Fastest lap
1 10 Manuel Gonzalez
1h40:37.638s
Manuel Gonzalez
3:33.414s
Manuel Gonzalez
1:36.397s
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3 3 Petar Totev
1h31:25.017s
Mariano Torregomez
3:09.828s
Mariano Torregomez
1:35.063s
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4 17 Petar Totev1
1h38:12.982s
Petar Totev1
3:24.478s
Martin Narusk
1:34.966s
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5 7 Petar Totev2
1h31:41.058s
Petar Totev2
3:11.932s
Petar Totev2
1:36.671s
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6 3 Gatis Laugalis
1h32:04.298s
Cristian Iorga1
3:12.334s
Gatis Laugalis
1:36.786s
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8 10 Maxim Kotov1
1h43:16.426s
Edvinas Pranculevicius
3:10.970s
Maxim Kotov1
1:34.876s
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10 13 Martynas Molneris
1h26:14.126s
Martynas Molneris
3:02.084s
Martynas Molneris
1:30.415s
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12 16 Jari Aareskoski
1h28:19.361s
Edijs Putniņš
3:04.842s
Heidi Aareskoski
1:31.989s
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14 3 Jari Aareskoski2
1h26:23.057s
Jari Aareskoski2
3:01.407s
Jari Aareskoski2
1:30.339s
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16 10 Vladimir Islentiev2
1h28:18.840s
Jari Aareskoski2
3:05.496s
Jari Aareskoski2
1:32.901s
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19 11 Edvinas Pranculevicius
1h32:50.186s
Toygun Senler1
3:04.769s
Edvinas Pranculevicius
1:32.252s
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22 4 Edvinas Pranculevicius1
1h37:02.650s
João Monteiro
3:04.484s
João Monteiro
1:32.347s
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25 1 Leandro Sereno2
1h38:12.128s
Edvinas Pranculevicius2
3:03.864s
Zdenek Hladik2
1:31.611s
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27 12 Justinas Smyšliajevas1
1h32:07.047s
Leandro Sereno2
3:04.509s
Toygun Senler3
1:32.319s
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30 8 Leandro Sereno2
1h27:41.609s
Leandro Sereno2
3:17.637s
Leandro Sereno2
1:31.653s
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32 17 Vsevolod Demydov
1h38:45.286s
Vsevolod Demydov
3:04.843s
Atis Praudins
1:32.792s
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35 15 Rimantas Sagatas1
1h27:29.767s
Rimantas Sagatas1
3:03.787s
Rimantas Sagatas1
1:31.397s
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38 9 Rimantas Sagatas2
1h27:07.152s
Vsevolod Demydov
3:04.540s
Rimantas Sagatas2
1:31.601s
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41 6 Toygun Senler5
1h27:24.391s
Rimantas Sagatas2
3:03.866s
Rimantas Sagatas2
1:31.465s
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43 15 Toygun Senler6
1h32:45.896s
João Monteiro1
3:03.570s
Toygun Senler6
1:32.111s
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46 15 Leandro Sereno6
1h27:48.769s
Leandro Sereno6
3:04.777s
Junior Almeida
1:32.226s
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47 11 Leandro Sereno6
1h30:01.317s
Zdenek Hladik3
3:17.899s
Vsevolod Demydov2
1:31.289s
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52 11 Vsevolod Demydov2
1h35:24.209s
Roland Postle4
3:16.330s
Vsevolod Demydov2
1:30.775s
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56 1 Ioannis Dimitroglou2
1h26:02.770s
Ioannis Dimitroglou2
3:02.895s
Ioannis Dimitroglou2
1:28.417s
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58 5 Toni Söyrinki
1h26:57.405s
Max Watson
3:03.226s
Toni Söyrinki
1:29.047s
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62 11 Róbert László
1h26:24.375s
Jakab Zoltan
3:04.521s
Radek Czech
1:29.436s
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64 3 Rui Silva
1h28:02.273s
Renato Chichi
3:18.383s
Łukasz Dudek
1:30.229s
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67 6 Ioannis Dimitroglou3
1h26:49.006s
Ioannis Dimitroglou3
3:03.512s
Toni Söyrinki
1:30.226s
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69 15 Alpo Kaakinen
1h25:41.757s
Alpo Kaakinen
3:16.563s
Yug Desai
1:28.405s
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