Zhuhai 1208

Zhuhai

The Zhuhai International Circuit was the first permanent racing facility to be built on mainland China.

The Zhuhai International Circuit was the first permanent racing facility to be built on mainland China. Nominated as the reserve Grand Prix for the 1999 season, it was soon surpassed by Shanghai as Bernie Ecclestone’s preferred venue for the inaugural Formula 1 Chinese GP. Zhuhai City held a round of the International GT Series on a temporary 2.61-mile street circuit in 1994 and 1995. ZIC opened a year later but despite its state-of-the-art facilities, the track proved less than challenging. The FIA GT Championship continued to visit until 2007 with a round of the A1GP series also held that December. It was also venue for the final round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup in 2010 and 2011 but was not included on the calendar when the FIA restored the World Endurance Championship a year later.

Circuit

1996

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.672 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Franck Montagny (Peugeot 908 Hdi), 1m22.296, 116.885 mph, Sports Cars, 2010

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Anthony Davidson (Peugeot 908), 1m21.769, 117.639 mph, Sports Cars, 2011

Latest Races

3,404

Championships

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19,261

Results

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25,185

Drivers

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14,540

Teams

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910

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