CIRCUITMAP

China

5.45

Length

56

Rounds

2004

First GP

Basket

Characteristics

<h3>Chinese Grand Prix</h3>




History


Since 2004 the Formula 1 race of China takes place close to the metropolis Shanghai at the Shanghai International Circuit.

Circuit architects Hermann Tilke and Peter Wahl created a race track in harmony between the elements of nature and technology. Hermann Tilke built a very special turn which is shaped like a spiral. At the track you will find symbols represented in the architecture originate from Chinese history, such as the team buildings arranged like pavilions in a lake to resemble the ancient Yuyan-Garden in Shanghai.

The main grandstand with 29,000 seats provides a spectacular view of almost 80 percent of the circuit.

Winner 2016: Nico Rosberg

Currency: Renminbi (Yuan)

statistics

Description Value
In the racing calendar2004
route length5,451 km
race length305,066 km in 56 round
lap record (race)1:32,238 (2004, Michael Schumacher)
lap record (Quali)1:31.678
most victoriesLewis Hamilton (4)
Most polesLewis Hamilton (4)
how often?14
first time2004