F1 Chinese Grand Prix

Series Overview

The F1 Chinese Grand Prix is a notable race in the Formula 1 World Championship, held at the Shanghai International Circuit, China. Since its inception in 2004, the Grand Prix has become a fixture on the F1 calendar, celebrated for its modern facilities and unique layout designed by Hermann Tilke. The circuit, which resembles the Chinese character 'shang', meaning "high" or "above," offers a challenging mix of high-speed straights and tight corners, making it a true test of driver skill and engineering precision.

Located in the Jiading District of Shanghai, the track stretches 5.451 kilometers and includes one of the longest back straights in the F1 circuit, paired with a hairpin turn that has been the scene of many thrilling overtakes and intense racing battles. The blend of 16 corners, ranging from slow technical sections to sweeping fast curves, challenges the aerodynamic efficiency and tire management of the cars, contributing to the race's reputation for unpredictability and excitement.

The Chinese Grand Prix is not only a sporting event but also a significant cultural occasion, attracting tens of thousands of spectators, including a growing local fanbase. It plays a crucial role in promoting Formula 1 in Asia, spotlighting China's increasing influence in international motorsports. The event is a highlight for fans and drivers alike, offering a spectacular blend of speed, strategy, and spectacle under the sprawling Shanghai skyline.

2024 FIA Formula One World Championship Circuit Driving Tour Video

Racing Circuits that Host F1 Chinese Grand Prix

Podiums for Racers & Racing Teams in F1 Chinese Grand Prix

Year Racing Circuit Round Racer Class Ranking Racers Racing Team Race Car Class Race Car Model
2024 Shanghai International Circuit F1 Champion Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing Honda RBPT Formula Honda RB20
2024 Shanghai International Circuit F1 Runner-up Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes Formula McLaren MCL38
2024 Shanghai International Circuit F1 Third place Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing Honda RBPT Formula Honda RB20