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Chinese GP

Date: 14 Apr 2013

Shanghai International Circuit
Circuit Name Shanghai International Circuit (Shanghai)
Type of Circuit Permanent
Inaugurated 2004
Circuit Length 5.451 km
Race Distance 305.066 km
Number of Laps 56
Total Number of Turns 16
Right-Hand Turns 9
Left-Hand Turns 7
Direction of the Circuit Clockwise
Lap Record 1:32.238 – M Schumacher (2004)
2012 Fastest Race Lap 1:39.960 – Kamui Kobayashi
2012 Pole Position 1:35.121 – Nico Rosberg
2012 Race Winner Nico Rosberg
The Chinese Grand Prix has been on the Formula 1 World Championship calendar since 2004. When construction was completed for the Shanghai International Circuit in 2004 it was, at the time, the most expensive circuit in Formula 1. It is one of the most spectacular facilities of the championship. The track is designed to resemble the Chinese symbol ‘shang’ (which is the first character in the name of the city Shanghai) and contains a 1.2km straight where cars reach maximum speeds. It’s not a very technical track but, due to its shape, there are a lot of overtakings during races.