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2019 Chinese GP

The Chinese Grand Prix is a Formula One World Championship race held at the Shanghai International Circuit at Jiading in Shanghai. The track was designed by renowned maker Hermann Tilke. At the time of completion, it was the most expensive track, costing US$240 million, a tag it held until 2009, before Abu Dhabi became the most expensive at US$6 billion when it opened.


F1 Grand Prix of China

The track is 5.451 km long and features one of the trickiest corners combinations on the Formula One calendar, comparable to that of Istanbul's turn 8, also designed by Tilke. Turns 1 and 2 are a technically demanding 270-degree, right-handed corner combination that requires a lot of speed whilst entering as it tightens up towards the end.

The race is contracted to be held at least until 2020.

Brazilian Rubens Barrichello won the inaugural race in 2004 in his Ferrari. In 2005, it was the final round of the Championship, where newly crowned World Champion won the race handing Renault the Constructors Championship. In 2006, Michael Schumacher won the race - his last ever race win in Formula One.

In 2008, it was rumoured to be removed from the Formula One calendar, as it was reporting losses year after year. It stayed on, and after much speculation, it extended its stay in Formula One until 2017. A subsequent 3-year extension in 2017 has it scheduled to be a Formula One host until 2020. It is also set to be the host of the 1000th round of the Formula One World Championship.

Lewis Hamilton has 5 race wins to his name at the venue, making him the most successful driver at the Shanghai International Circuit. Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg have 2 wins against their names.

Mercedes has been the most successful constructor with 5 wins under their belt. Ferrari has 4 wins, and Mclaren, which hasn’t seen a win here since 2011, has 3.

Videos
Revisiting Michael Schumacher's Final Grand Prix Win

Revisiting Michael Schumacher's Final Grand Prix Win

Mind the gap! Vettel surprised by Ferrari advantage

Mind the gap! Vettel surprised by Ferrari advantage

Vettel snatches pole from Raikkonen as Ferrari dominate in Shanghai

Vettel snatches pole from Raikkonen as Ferrari dominate in Shanghai

F1 2018: 5 early predictions for the Chinese Grand Prix

F1 2018: 5 early predictions for the Chinese Grand Prix

F1: Ferrari vs Mercedes, who will be triumphant at the Chinese GP?

F1: Ferrari vs Mercedes, who will be triumphant at the Chinese GP?

F1 Raceweek: Hamilton and Mercedes chasing history - Chinese GP in numbers

F1 Raceweek: Hamilton and Mercedes chasing history - Chinese GP in numbers

F1 Raceweek: Vettel out to end long China wait

F1 Raceweek: Vettel out to end long China wait

Inside Line F1 Podcast, Episode 13: How can Max Verstappen not know heel-toe?

Inside Line F1 Podcast, Episode 13: How can Max Verstappen not know heel-toe?

The Inside Line: Lewis Hamilton, Can He? Will He?

The Inside Line: Lewis Hamilton, Can He? Will He?

Chinese GP: Daniil Kvyat voted "Driver of the Day" as Red Bull snap at Ferrari's ankles

Chinese GP: Daniil Kvyat voted "Driver of the Day" as Red Bull snap at Ferrari's ankles

Chinese GP: Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel's collision adds to Ferrari's frustration

Chinese GP: Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel's collision adds to Ferrari's frustration

Chinese GP: FIA deems pitlane incident unacceptable

Chinese GP: FIA deems pitlane incident unacceptable

Chinese GP: Lewis Hamilton in search of silver lining after horror show

Chinese GP: Lewis Hamilton in search of silver lining after horror show

Chinese GP: Mercedes felt like four-poster bed, says Lewis Hamilton

Chinese GP: Mercedes felt like four-poster bed, says Lewis Hamilton

Chinese GP: Romain Grosjean awoken from dream debut in Chinese nightmare

Chinese GP: Romain Grosjean awoken from dream debut in Chinese nightmare

Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix Results: Nico Rosberg takes third victory of 2016

Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix Results: Nico Rosberg takes third victory of 2016

Chinese GP: Jenson Button displeased with pit incident

Chinese GP: Jenson Button displeased with pit incident

Live updates Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix 2016 Race: Nico Rosberg wins

Live updates Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix 2016 Race: Nico Rosberg wins

Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix 2016 Qualifying Results, Highlights: Rosberg on pole, Hamilton last

Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix 2016 Qualifying Results, Highlights: Rosberg on pole, Hamilton last

Chinese GP: Vijay Mallya absent but business as usual for Force India

Chinese GP: Vijay Mallya absent but business as usual for Force India

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