Formula 1 first came to China in 2004 following a lengthy design process orchestrated by Hermann Tilke. The centrepiece of the circuit was a beautiful structure over the start-finish straight, which remains the focal point of the track. Although the Shanghai International Circuit has rarely produced a classic race, it has become a mainstay on the calendar as China’s boom seeps into the world of Formula 1.
Laps - 56
Track length - 5.451km
Race first held - 2004
Most wins - Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton (2)
2013 pole position - Lewis Hamilton 1:34.484
2013 winner - Fernando Alonso, Ferrari
2013 fastest lap - Sebastian Vettel 1:36.808
Flying Lap of the Shanghai...
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