CHINESE GRAND PRIX

Shanghai International Circuit
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CHINESE GRAND PRIX

Shanghai International Circuit
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If you are planning to walk from the pit garage nearest to Turn 1 to Race Control, best to take a bag with something to eat and drink: it’s the longest walk on the F1 calendar.

The Shanghai International Circuit is so big it’s as though the measurements on the plan were written in centimetres, but were eventually built in inches. The Chinese Grand Prix has been held since 2004, joining the Formula 1calendar the same year as Bahrain.

F1 had thus landed in the most populous country on the planet, specifically in the Shanghai megalopolis, one of the most dynamic and lively cities since the start of the new millennium.

The New Chinese GP

China was a new frontier for the F1 circus, a new place, a new culture, a new audience, a society evolving as rapidly as our own sport.

Two Zeppelin-like structures straddle the track between the building above the pits and the main grandstand and looking down from one of them makes the cars seem about the size of a slot racing model car.

The facility is a testament to the spending power of this fast growing nation. The track itself features a very long 1300 metre straight and the long corners put a lot of strain on the tyres.

The 2019 Chinese GP was won by Lewis Hamilton, with pole going to Valtteri Bottas.

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POSDRIVERPTS
1Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes AMG Petronas)25
2Charles Leclerc (Scuderia Ferrari)18
3Lando Norris (Vodafone McLaren)16
4Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes AMG Petronas)12
5Carlos Sainz Jr. (Vodafone McLaren)10
6Sergio Pérez (Racing Point F1 Team)8
7Pierre Gasly (Scuderia AlphaTauri)6
8Esteban Ocon (Renault F1 Team)4
9Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team)2
10Sebastian Vettel (Scuderia Ferrari)1
11Kevin Magnussen (Haas F1 Team)0
12Max Verstappen (Infiniti Red Bull Racing)0
13George Russell (Williams F1 Team)0
14Nicholas Latifi (Williams F1 Team)0
15Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team)0
16Alexander Albon (Infiniti Red Bull Racing)0
17Daniil Kvyat (Scuderia AlphaTauri)0
18Daniel Ricciardo (Renault F1 Team)0
19Romain Grosjean (Haas F1 Team)0
20Lance Stroll (Racing Point F1 Team)0
POSTEAMPTS
1Mercedes37
2McLaren26
3Ferrari19
4Racing Point8
5AlphaTauri6
6Renault4
7Alfa Romeo2
8Red Bull0
9Haas0
10Williams0