PREVIEW – Chinese Grand Prix

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Round three of the 2016 season takes Formula One back to Asia and the Shanghai international Circuit. Built on a swap in the early 2000’s the circuit which is made up of long straights and fast flowing corners like in Bahrain.

The circuit has a mix of long fast flowing corners and the lay out is based around the Shang character in the alphabet which the city is named after. The circuit starts with a very technical turns 1-4 which sees cars turn in and out of two tricky corners before a long straight. But the last straight is the longest in the sport equivalent to 11 football pitches laid end to end, or the same length as three and a half of the world’s biggest aircraft carriers.

Facts and figures

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Race 2016 FORMULA 1 bèinàilì zhōngguó dàjiǎng sài (Chinese)

2016 FORMULA 1 PIRELLI CHINESE GRAND PRIX

Venue Shanghai International Circuit
Circuit Length 5.451 km (3.387 mi)
Laps 56
Race Distance 305.066 km (189.559 mi)
Lap Record 01:32.238 M. Schumacher 2004
Most wins drivers Lewis Hamilton (4)
Most wins manufacture Ferrari (4)

 

Event timetable

  Local BST
Friday
P1 10:00-11:30 02:00-03:30
P2 14:00-15:30 07:00-08:30
Saturday
P3 12:00-13:00 04:00-05:00
Qualifying  15:00-16:00 08:00-09:00
Sunday
Race 14:00-16:00 07:00-09:00

What happened in 2015?

Lewis Hamilton roll of form continued after he made a good start after taking pole and leading for much of the race. Ferrari looked strong as well but still couldn’t manage to out race the Mercedes. Williams looked good as well with Felipe Massa fifth and Valtteri Bottas sixth.

Race Report Full Result

2015 vs 2014 Race Data

  P1 Fastest P2 Fastest P3 Fastest Q1 Fastest Q2 Fastest Q3 Fastest Race Time Fastest Lap
2015 01:39.033 01:32.219 01:37.615 01:37.502 01:36.423 01:35.782 01:39:42.008 01:42.208
Difference

 

-14.925 -6.096 -2.168 -18.014 -17.606 -18.078 -06:13.670 +1.806
2014 01:53.958 01:38.315 01:39.783 01:55.516 01:54.029 01:53.860 01:33:28.338 01:40.402

Tyres

Driver Super soft Soft Medium
HAMILTON 5 4 4
ROSBERG 3 5 5
VETTEL 3 4 6
RAIKKONEN 4 4 6
BOTTAS 2 4 7
MASSA 7 5 1
RICCARDO 6 5 2
KVYAT 6 5 2
MAGNUSSEN 6 5 2
PALMER 6 4 3
HULKENBERG 6 5 2
PEREZ 6 5 2
VERSTAPPEN 5 5 3
SAINZ 5 6 2
BUTTON 7 4 2
ALONSO 7 4 2
ERICSSON 4 4 5
NASR 4 4 5
WHEREIN 4 5 4
HARYNATO 4 5 4
GROSJEAN 7 5 1
GUTIERREZ 7 4 2

 

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