Chinese Grand Prix

Shanghai, China


Race date: 12-14 April
First Grand Prix: 2004
Number of laps: 56
Circuit length: 5.451km (3.387 miles)
Race distance: 305.06km (189.56 miles)
Top speed: 317kph
Lap record: 1:32.238 - Michael Schumacher
Ferrari (2004)
Bumpiness: Low
Overtaking chance: Low
Kerbs: Smooth
Engine severity: Medium
Lat/long grip: Lateral
Aero efficiency: Medium
Grip evolution: Medium/High
Aero setting: High
Brake wear severity: Low
Brake cooling necessity: Medium
Safety car history: 2012, none; 2011, none;
2010, 2 (laps 1-3 & 22-25)


Charles Pic
French / Français
Giedo van der Garde
Dutch / Nederlands

Technical Director Mark Smith talks F1 brakes

Just before the team sets off for a double header we compare the dramatic difference in braking for two very similar circuits.

LAP TELEMETRY with Renault Sport F1

Renault Sport F1 China Telemetry Trace

Pirelli Motorsport INSIGHT

Shanghai 3D Track Experience

Chinese Grand Prix

Shanghai, China