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 Circuit, Shanghai

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

YearRaceDateDriverTeamLaps
20192019 Chinese Grand Prix resultApril 141st United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2nd Finland Valtteri Bottas
3rd Germany Sebastian Vettel
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
56
56
56
20182018 Chinese Grand Prix resultApril 151st Australia Daniel Ricciardo
2nd Finland Valtteri Bottas
3rd Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Austria Red Bull
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
56
56
56
20172017 Chinese Grand Prix resultApril 91st United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2nd Germany Sebastian Vettel
3rd Netherlands Max Verstappen
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
Austria Red Bull
56
56
56
20162016 Chinese Grand Prix resultApril 171st Germany Nico Rosberg
2nd Germany Sebastian Vettel
3rd Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
Austria Red Bull
56
56
56
20152015 Chinese Grand Prix resultApril 121st United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2nd Germany Nico Rosberg
3rd Germany Sebastian Vettel
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
56
56
56
20142014 Chinese Grand Prix resultApril 201st United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2nd Germany Nico Rosberg
3rd Spain Fernando Alonso
Germany Mercedes
Germany Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
54
54
54
20132013 Chinese Grand Prix resultApril 141st Spain Fernando Alonso
2nd Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3rd United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom Lotus F1
Germany Mercedes
56
56
56
20122012 Chinese Grand Prix resultApril 151st Germany Nico Rosberg
2nd United Kingdom Jenson Button
3rd United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
56
56
56
20112011 Chinese Grand Prix resultApril 171st United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2nd Germany Sebastian Vettel
3rd Australia Mark Webber
United Kingdom McLaren
Austria Red Bull
Austria Red Bull
56
56
56
20102010 Chinese Grand Prix resultApril 181st United Kingdom Jenson Button
2nd United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
3rd Germany Nico Rosberg
United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
Germany Mercedes
56
56
56
20092009 Chinese Grand Prix resultApril 191st Germany Sebastian Vettel
2nd Australia Mark Webber
3rd United Kingdom Jenson Button
Austria Red Bull
Austria Red Bull
United Kingdom Brawn
56
56
56
20082008 Chinese Grand Prix resultOctober 191st United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
2nd Brazil Felipe Massa
3rd Finland Kimi Räikkönen
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
Italy Ferrari
56
56
56
20072007 Chinese Grand Prix resultOctober 71st Finland Kimi Räikkönen
2nd Spain Fernando Alonso
3rd Brazil Felipe Massa
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom McLaren
Italy Ferrari
56
56
56
20062006 Chinese Grand Prix resultOctober 11st Germany Michael Schumacher
2nd Spain Fernando Alonso
3rd Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Italy Ferrari
France Renault
France Renault
56
56
56
20052005 Chinese Grand Prix resultOctober 161st Spain Fernando Alonso
2nd Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3rd Germany Ralf Schumacher
France Renault
United Kingdom McLaren
Japan Toyota
56
56
56
20042004 Chinese Grand Prix resultSeptember 261st Brazil Rubens Barrichello
2nd United Kingdom Jenson Button
3rd Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari
United Kingdom BAR
United Kingdom McLaren
56
56
56

Driver Ranking

 

Driver Ranking Shanghai Circuit

DriverGP  1st  2nd  3rd  Pod  Pole  FL  Avg GridAvg PosPoints
1United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton136129644.53.8204
2Germany Nico Rosberg112215216.58.2111
3Spain Fernando Alonso152215216.66.2102
4Germany Sebastian Vettel131326414.84.2143
5Finland Kimi Räikkönen141236014.86.4101
6United Kingdom Jenson Button131214008.26.889
7Australia Daniel Ricciardo81001016.66.675
8Brazil Rubens Barrichello81001118.99.318
9Germany Michael Schumacher61001019.512.515
10Finland Valtteri Bottas70202105.76.659
11Brazil Felipe Massa140112017.99.354
12Australia Mark Webber1001120110.98.642
13Netherlands Max Verstappen50011009.67.441
14Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat500110010.213.616
15Italy Giancarlo Fisichella600110011.59.313
16Germany Ralf Schumacher40011009.014.56
17Germany Nico Hülkenberg900000110.913.217
18France Romain Grosjean800000010.912.616
19Poland Robert Kubica600000012.012.013
20Monaco Charles Leclerc200000011.512.010
21Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.500000011.210.410
22France Pierre Gasly200000111.512.09
23Russian Federation Vitaly Petrov300000014.311.38
24Germany Nick Heidfeld600000011.09.38
25Mexico Sergio Pérez900000010.911.08
26Brazil Bruno Senna200000018.511.56
27Denmark Kevin Magnussen500000012.812.25
28Brazil Felipe Nasr200000012.514.04
29Austria Christian Klien200000014.512.54
30Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya20000007.512.04
31United Kingdom Paul di Resta300000011.310.34
32Spain Pedro de la Rosa300000015.315.34
33Germany Timo Glock500000017.813.84
34Venezuela Pastor Maldonado500000015.414.44
35Finland Heikki Kovalainen600000014.714.24
36Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi400000016.315.33
37Japan Takuma Sato400000019.014.83
38Japan Kamui Kobayashi400000112.315.02
39Thailand Alexander Albon100000020.010.01
40France Esteban Ocon200000014.510.51
41Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr.200000013.012.01
42Switzerland Sébastien Buemi300000010.714.31
43United Kingdom David Coulthard50000009.69.01
44Sweden Marcus Ericsson500000015.815.41
45Germany Pascal Wehrlein100000022.018.00
46Russian Federation Sergey Sirotkin100000016.015.00
47India Karun Chandhok100000024.017.00
48Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner100000019.016.00
49United States Scott Speed100000011.014.00
50United Kingdom Lando Norris100000015.018.00
51Brazil Antônio Pizzonia100000013.013.00
52Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio100000021.020.00
53Indonesia Rio Haryanto100000020.021.00
54United Kingdom Anthony Davidson100000014.022.00
55Brazil Lucas di Grassi100000022.019.00
56United Kingdom Will Stevens100000019.015.00
57Italy Gianmaria Bruni100000017.017.00
58United Kingdom George Russell100000017.016.00
59Spain Roberto Merhi100000020.016.00
60Austria Alexander Wurz100000019.012.00
61New Zealand Brendon Hartley100000015.020.00
62Netherlands Giedo van der Garde100000021.018.00
63France Olivier Panis10000008.014.00
64Brazil Ricardo Zonta100000013.019.00
65Japan Sakon Yamamoto200000020.516.50
66Canada Jacques Villeneuve200000014.010.50
67France Sébastien Bourdais200000011.512.00
68Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne200000014.515.50
69United Kingdom Max Chilton200000020.018.00
70Japan Kazuki Nakajima200000015.515.00
71Netherlands Christijan Albers200000020.015.50
72France Charles Pic200000020.518.00
73Italy Antonio Giovinazzi200000018.517.00
74Portugal Tiago Monteiro200000018.515.50
75Netherlands Robert Doornbos200000015.013.00
76United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer200000019.517.50
77Spain Jaime Alguersuari20000009.518.50
78France Jules Bianchi200000018.516.00
79India Narain Karthikeyan300000020.721.00
80Mexico Esteban Gutierrez300000017.317.30
81France Jean-Eric Vergne300000016.013.30
82Canada Lance Stroll300000014.715.30
83Germany Adrian Sutil700000015.118.00
84Italy Jarno Trulli700000013.417.70

Team Ranking

 

Team Ranking Shanghai Circuit

TeamGP  1st  2nd  3rd  Pod  Pole  FL  Avg GridAvg PosPoints
1Germany Mercedes1064212734.25.2293
2Italy Ferrari1643613225.96.5259
3United Kingdom McLaren163429238.89.4172
4Austria Red Bull152237347.86.6236
5France Renault121113219.59.274
6United Kingdom Lotus F140101009.111.434
7United Kingdom BAR201010010.58.312
8United Kingdom Brawn10011014.53.511
9Japan Toyota600110011.414.510
10United Kingdom Williams1600000012.312.350
11Italy Toro Rosso1400000012.312.829
12India Force India1100000113.513.517
13Switzerland Sauber1000000112.713.614
14Japan Honda300000010.79.512
15Switzerland BMW Sauber500000011.412.311
16United States Haas400000012.912.95
17United Kingdom Racing Point100000014.010.04
18Switzerland Alfa Romeo100000016.012.02
19United Kingdom Jaguar100000013.015.00
20Ireland Jordan200000016.014.30
21United Kingdom Virgin Racing200000021.720.00
22Italy Minardi200000018.515.80
23Netherlands Spyker200000020.818.30
24Japan Super Aguri200000018.518.50
25Spain HRT300000023.220.20
26United Kingdom Manor500000019.917.70
27United Kingdom Caterham500000019.618.00

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