Chinese Grand Prix

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In April the Formula 1 bandwagon moves on to China with Shanghai playing host. The Shanghai International Circuit was designed as the race circuit for the new millennium. This modern track, with its stunning architecture, has been planned as China's gateway to the world of Formula 1 racing. This year's race is going to be held this Sunday and Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull is the favourite to take the win after his performance in Malaysia recently.

Also challenging in China are the likes of Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton who are both in fast cars and looking to kick on in the 2012 season as they go for the World Championship.

Chinese Grand Prix Result 2012

  1. Nico Rosberg - Mercedes
  2. Jenson Button - McLaren
  3. Lewis Hamilton - McLaren
  4. Mark Webber - Red Bull
  5. Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull
  6. Romain Grosjean - Lotus-Renault
  7. Bruno Senna - Williams
  8. Pastor Maldonado - Williams
  9. Fernando Alonso - Ferrari
  10. Kamui Kobayashi - Sauber

Chinese Grand Prix Result 2010

The Circuit Details

The Shanghai International Circuit was designed by architects Hermann Tilke and Peter Wahl. “The 5.4 kilometre racing track is shaped like the Chinese character 'shang', which stands for 'high' or 'above'. Other symbols represented in the architecture originate from Chinese history, such as the team buildings arranged like pavilions in a lake to resemble the ancient Yuyan-Garden in Shanghai.

With 53 laps and a race distance of 306.720km, the course is remarkable for its change of acceleration and deceleration in different winding turns, but also for its high-speed straights making high demands on the driver as well as the car. This provides many opportunities for overtaking and gives an intense and exciting motor sport experience to the spectators. The Main Grandstand with 29,000 seats gives the spectacular a view of almost 80 percent of the circuit. The current lap record is held by Michael Schumacher and is 1.32.238.

2009 Chinese Grand Prix Result

1 - Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 10
2 - Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 8
3 - Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 6
4 - Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 5
5 - Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 4
6 - Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 3
7 - Timo Glock Toyota 2
8 - Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1

2008 Chinese Grand Prix Result

1  Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes
2  Felipe Massa Ferrari
3  Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari
4  Fernando Alonso Renault
5  Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber
6  Robert Kubica BMW Sauber
7  Timo Glock Toyota 
8  Nelsinho Piquet Renault