Shanghai International Circuit layout & records

Shanghai Circuit Details Details

Location: Shanghai, China
Event: Chinese Grand Prix
Used Since: 2004
Type: Closed Cricuit
 Lap Dist.: 5.451 km

Lap Record

Lap Record: 1:32,238 min
Date: 26 September 2004
F1 Driver: Michael Schumacher
F1 Car: Ferrari F2004
Speed: 211,750 km/h

Pole Record

Record Pole: 1:31.095 min
Date: 14 April 2018
F1 Driver: Sebastian Vettel
F1 Car: Ferrari SF71H
Speed: 215,419 km/h
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Shanghai International Circuit Layout

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Description

 

Shanghai Track: three sections in detail

Coming out of turn 3 (Shanghai Circuit)

Exit of turn 3 (Shanghai Circuit)

Turns 1 - 4
The slowest complex on the track is the radial turn from T1 through to T4 where the track tightens on itself and the driver progressively loses speed. Engine braking support and drive ability needs to be consistent here to give a stable rear end and avoid excessive wheel-spin, which costs both lap time and increases tyre wear. To reduce locking and improve the wear rate, engineers will map the engine to reduce engine braking when the driver lifts his foot off the pedal. This squares up the rear of the car, stops it from locking and reduces the tyre wear as a result. This phenomenon of reducing engine braking when the driver is off the throttle is called 'overrun'.

Turns 12 and 13
Turns 12 and 13, which form the radial corner that leads onto the long straight, are the mirror image of the first complex. Again, creating car stability will decrease lap time, particularly when the tyres are worn or wearing down. Another means of creating stability is to change the pedal maps, ie. the percentage of torque delivered in relation to the percentage of pedal application. While the throttle application needs to correspond roughly to the torque delivered, small variations can make a real difference in the stability of the car. In this complex a soft pedal map – where the engine delivers relatively less torque at a low pedal position – is likely to be used so the driver initially has more modulation to avoid wheelspin, which wears the tyres unnecessarily.

Back straight Shanghai Circuit (2012)

Back straight Shanghai Circuit (2012)

Back Straight
The straight between turns 13 and 14 is a touch over 1,300km and the engines will sit at full throttle for between 17 and 18 seconds – longer than it takes for a small airplane to take off! Given this period of time, which equates to about 20% of the lap time, it is essential to calibrate the engine and gear ratios to maximise acceleration without compromising maximum speed. Short ratios favour acceleration, which means getting up to speed in a shorter distance over the first part of the straight, while a longer top gear ratio permits higher maximum speed, which is important on the second part of the straight.

Podiums

 

F1 Podium Winners on Shanghai Circuit

Year Race Date Top 3 Drivers Teams Laps
20242024 Chinese Grand PrixApril 21Netherlands Max Verstappen
United Kingdom Lando Norris
Mexico Sergio Pérez
Austria Red Bull
United Kingdom McLaren
Austria Red Bull
56
20192019 Chinese F1 GPApril 14United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
56
20182018 Chinese F1 GPApril 15Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Finland Valtteri Bottas
Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Austria Red Bull
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
56
20172017 Chinese F1 GPApril 9United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Netherlands Max Verstappen
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
Austria Red Bull
56
20162016 Chinese F1 GPApril 17Germany Nico Rosberg
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
Austria Red Bull
56
20152015 Chinese F1 GPApril 12United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Nico Rosberg
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
56
20142014 Chinese F1 GPApril 20United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Nico Rosberg
Spain Fernando Alonso
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
54
20132013 Chinese F1 GPApril 14Spain Fernando Alonso
Finland Kimi Räikkönen
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Lotus F1
Germany Mercedes
56
20122012 Chinese F1 GPApril 15Germany Nico Rosberg
United Kingdom Jenson Button
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
56
20112011 Chinese F1 GPApril 17United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Australia Mark Webber
United Kingdom McLaren
Austria Red Bull
Austria Red Bull
56
20102010 Chinese F1 GPApril 18United Kingdom Jenson Button
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Nico Rosberg
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
Germany Mercedes
56
20092009 Chinese F1 GPApril 19Germany Sebastian Vettel
Australia Mark Webber
United Kingdom Jenson Button
Austria Red Bull
Austria Red Bull
United Kingdom Brawn
56
20082008 Chinese F1 GPOctober 19United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Brazil Felipe Massa
Finland Kimi Räikkönen
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
56
20072007 Chinese F1 GPOctober 7Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Spain Fernando Alonso
Brazil Felipe Massa
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
56
20062006 Chinese F1 GPOctober 1Germany Michael Schumacher
Spain Fernando Alonso
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Italy Ferrari
France Renault
France Renault
56
20052005 Chinese F1 GPOctober 16Spain Fernando Alonso
Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Germany Ralf Schumacher
France Renault
United Kingdom McLaren
Japan Toyota
56
20042004 Chinese F1 GPSeptember 26Brazil Rubens Barrichello
United Kingdom Jenson Button
Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom BAR
United Kingdom McLaren
56

Driver Ranking

 

Driver Ranking Shanghai Circuit

Driver GP   1st   2nd   3rd   Pod   Pole   FL   Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 14 6 1 2 9 6 4 5.4 4.2 213
2 Germany Nico Rosberg 11 2 2 1 5 2 1 6.5 8.2 111
3 Spain Fernando Alonso 16 2 2 1 5 2 2 6.4 6.3 109
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 13 1 3 2 6 4 1 4.8 4.2 143
5 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 14 1 2 3 6 0 1 4.8 6.4 101
6 United Kingdom Jenson Button 13 1 2 1 4 0 0 8.2 6.8 89
7 Netherlands Max Verstappen 6 1 0 1 2 1 0 8.2 6.3 74
8 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 7.2 7.9 75
9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 8 1 0 0 1 1 1 8.9 9.3 18
10 Germany Michael Schumacher 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 9.5 12.5 15
11 Finland Valtteri Bottas 8 0 2 0 2 1 0 6.3 8.3 59
12 Brazil Felipe Massa 14 0 1 1 2 0 1 7.9 9.3 54
13 Australia Mark Webber 10 0 1 1 2 0 1 10.9 8.6 42
14 United Kingdom Lando Norris 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 9.5 10.0 21
15 Mexico Sergio Pérez 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 10.0 10.2 29
16 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 10.2 13.6 16
17 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 11.5 9.3 13
18 Germany Ralf Schumacher 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 9.0 14.5 6
19 Monaco Charles Leclerc 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.7 9.3 27
20 Spain Carlos Sainz 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.5 9.5 24
21 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 10.7 12.9 18
22 France Romain Grosjean 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.9 12.6 16
23 Poland Robert Kubica 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 12.0 13
24 United Kingdom George Russell 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.5 11.0 9
25 France Pierre Gasly 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 12.7 12.3 9
26 Russian Federation Vitaly Petrov 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.3 11.3 8
27 Germany Nick Heidfeld 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 9.3 8
28 Australia Oscar Piastri 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 8.0 6
29 Brazil Bruno Senna 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.5 11.5 6
30 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.5 12.8 5
31 Brazil Felipe Nasr 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.5 14.0 4
32 Austria Christian Klien 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.5 12.5 4
33 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.5 12.0 4
34 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.3 10.3 4
35 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.3 15.3 4
36 Germany Timo Glock 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.8 13.8 4
37 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.4 14.4 4
38 Finland Heikki Kovalainen 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.7 14.2 4
39 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.3 15.3 3
40 Japan Takuma Sato 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 14.8 3
41 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 12.3 15.0 2
42 Thailand Alex Albon 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.0 11.0 1
43 Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.0 12.0 1
44 France Esteban Ocon 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 10.7 1
45 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.7 14.3 1
46 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.8 15.4 1
47 United Kingdom David Coulthard 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.6 9.0 1
48 India Karun Chandhok 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24.0 17.0 0
49 Japan Yuki Tsunoda 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 19.0 0
50 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 16.0 0
51 Germany Pascal Wehrlein 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 18.0 0
52 United States Scott Speed 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 14.0 0
53 Russian Federation Sergey Sirotkin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 15.0 0
54 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.0 20.0 0
55 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.0 13.0 0
56 United Kingdom Anthony Davidson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 22.0 0
57 Brazil Lucas di Grassi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 19.0 0
58 United States Logan Sargeant 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 17.0 0
59 United Kingdom Will Stevens 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 15.0 0
60 Italy Gianmaria Bruni 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.0 17.0 0
61 Indonesia Rio Haryanto 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 21.0 0
62 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.0 18.0 0
63 Austria Alexander Wurz 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 12.0 0
64 China Zhou Guanyu 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 14.0 0
65 France Olivier Panis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 14.0 0
66 Spain Roberto Merhi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 16.0 0
67 New Zealand Brendon Hartley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 20.0 0
68 Brazil Ricardo Zonta 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.0 19.0 0
69 Japan Sakon Yamamoto 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.5 16.5 0
70 France Sébastien Bourdais 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.5 12.0 0
71 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 10.5 0
72 United Kingdom Max Chilton 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 18.0 0
73 Netherlands Christijan Albers 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 15.5 0
74 France Charles Pic 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.5 18.0 0
75 Japan Kazuki Nakajima 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.5 15.0 0
76 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.5 15.5 0
77 Portugal Tiago Monteiro 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.5 15.5 0
78 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.5 17.0 0
79 Netherlands Robert Doornbos 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 13.0 0
80 France Jules Bianchi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.5 16.0 0
81 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.5 17.5 0
82 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.5 18.5 0
83 India Narain Karthikeyan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.7 21.0 0
84 Mexico Esteban Gutierrez 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.3 17.3 0
85 France Jean-Eric Vergne 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 13.3 0
86 Canada Lance Stroll 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.8 15.3 0
87 Italy Jarno Trulli 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.4 17.7 0
88 Germany Adrian Sutil 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.1 18.0 0

Team Ranking

 

Team Ranking Shanghai Circuit

Team GP   1st   2nd   3rd   Pod   Pole   FL   Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 Germany Mercedes 11 6 4 2 12 7 3 5.0 5.4 311
2 Italy Ferrari 17 4 3 6 13 2 2 6.0 6.4 290
3 United Kingdom McLaren 17 3 5 2 10 2 3 8.6 9.1 199
4 Austria Red Bull 16 3 2 4 9 4 4 7.4 6.3 290
5 France Renault 12 1 1 1 3 2 1 9.5 9.2 74
6 United Kingdom Lotus F1 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 9.1 11.4 34
7 United Kingdom BAR 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 10.5 8.3 12
8 United Kingdom Brawn 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 4.5 3.5 11
9 Japan Toyota 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 11.4 14.5 10
10 United Kingdom Williams 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.5 12.5 50
11 Italy Toro Rosso 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.3 12.8 29
12 India Force India 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 13.5 13.5 17
13 Switzerland Sauber 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 12.7 13.9 14
14 Japan Honda 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.7 9.5 12
15 Switzerland BMW Sauber 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.4 12.3 11
16 United Kingdom Aston Martin 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7.0 11.0 7
17 United States Haas 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.9 12.9 6
18 United Kingdom Racing Point 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 10.0 4
19 Switzerland Alfa Romeo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 12.0 2
20 Italy Racing Bulls 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.5 18.5 0
21 France Alpine 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 12.0 0
22 United Kingdom Jaguar 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.0 15.0 0
23 Japan Super Aguri 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.5 18.5 0
24 United Kingdom Virgin Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.7 20.0 0
25 Netherlands Spyker 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.8 18.3 0
26 Ireland Jordan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 14.3 0
27 Italy Minardi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.5 15.8 0
28 Spain HRT 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 23.2 20.2 0
29 United Kingdom Caterham 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.6 18.0 0
30 United Kingdom Manor 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.9 17.7 0

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