Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai

Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai

Circuit Information

Grand Prix Date: 14th April 2019 07:07
Bonus Round: No
Circuit Name: Shanghai International Circuit
Number of Laps: 56
Circuit Length: 5.451
Race Distance: 305.066
Lap Record: 1:32.238 Michael Schumacher (2004)

Statistics

Shanghai International Circuit is 5.45 kilometers long and features 16 corners, nine right-handers and seven left-handers. A unique combination of slow spiraling corners, fast corners, hairpins, long and short straights put high demands on the braking systems in the cars, making Shanghai one of the most challenging circuits of the F1 season. In common with many other Formula 1 circuits, it was designed by German architect Hermann Tilke.

The circuit is ideal for overtaking as it has one of the longest straights, 1.1 kilometers, on the Formula 1 race calendar. The key to the long straight is the sequence of corners just prior to it and therefore downforce tends towards the higher end. The track has a width ranging from 13 to 20 meters. The highest up-going slope stands at 3 percent and the down slope 8 percent. There have been some problems with rain drainage and heavy rain often causes long safety car deployments.