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Track Guide: Shanghai International Circuit

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. Track Stats 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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