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Shanghai

Bernie Ecclestone had long been looking to expand Formula 1 into China when the Shanghai International Circuit opened in 2004.

Official Name
Shanghai International Circuit
Country
China
Location
Jiading, Shanghai
Co-ordinates
31.337302, 121.220577
Latest Race
First Race

Bernie Ecclestone had long been looking to expand Formula 1 into China when the Shanghai International Circuit opened in 2004. Designed by Hermann Tilke and built on a former swamp in the north-west of the city, the track layout was loosely based on a Chinese symbol. It is a technical and overly twisty circuit in the main although the 0.75-mile back straight allows for some good racing, especially since the introduction of the Drag Reduction System. The track has suffered some subsidence in places and both its layout and the dense traffic outside have been criticised by members of the F1 fraternity.

Grand Prix Circuit

2004

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.387 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Michael Schumacher (Ferrari F2004), 1m32.238, 132.193 mph, F1, 2004

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari SF71H), 1m31.095, 133.852 mph, F1, 2018

Intermediate Circuit

2004

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.858 (Miles)

Motorcycle Circuit

2004

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.282 (Miles)

Latest Races

3,228

Championships

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18,377

Results

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17,670

Drivers

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11,209

Teams

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878

Circuits

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