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
|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)|
|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)|
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.
2015 vs 2014 Race Data
|P1 Fastest||P2 Fastest||P3 Fastest||Q1 Fastest||Q2 Fastest||Q3 Fastest||Race Time||Fastest Lap|