Shanghai International Circuit articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Chinese Grand Prix in doubt for 2011 13th April 2010, 10:03

The F1 teams are on their way to Shanghai for the seventh Grand Prix in China this weekend. But with no deal in place for a race next year, could this be F1’s last visit to Shanghai?

Chinese GP: thoughts on the start 18th April 2009, 20:57

The top six drivers on the grid for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix are taking radically different approaches on strategy. The lead trio of Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber are light on fuel and will probably start on the super-soft tyre. Behind them Rubens Barrichello, Jenson Button and Jarno Trulli are fuelled to go […]

Ten ways to pick an F1 race to visit 20th February 2009, 11:00

With the 2009 F1 season almost upon us fans will be sorting out their plans to go to a Grand Prix. So how do you go about picking which race to go to? Here are ten ways to help make up your mind.

2009 F1 tracks compared 17th February 2009, 11:00

After looking at the 2009 F1 cars from various angles many people have remarked on how different many of the designs are. But if we take a look at the circuits alongside one another it seems F1 tracks are becoming increasingly similar.

How Hermann Tilke conquered the F1 calendar, 1996-2009 (Video) 5th February 2009, 7:00

Has Hermann Tilke ruined the F1 calendar? Let’s take a look at what he’s done for F1 track design in the last 14 years.

Did you go to a race in 2008? 19th December 2008, 7:00

Did you visit a Grand Prix in 2008? If so, please take a moment to share your opinions about the experience with other fans who’ve been to the same venues:

2009 F1 calendar shortened 5th November 2008, 14:17

The FIA has published an updated 2009 F1 calendar. The Chinese Grand Prix is now the third round instead of the 15th, and will be held in April. This means F1 will have visited the circuit twice within seven months, and next year’s Grand Prix may see different climactic conditions to what we have been […]

John Beamer’s F1 tech file: Shanghai 24th October 2008, 7:00

Why did Felipe Massa race with a ‘shark fin’ but Kimi Raikkonen didn’t? How did Fernando Alonso’s ‘under-powered’ Renault out-drag Heikki Kovalainen? John Beamer of F1-Pitlane has the answers to these questions and more in his technical round-up for Shanghai.

2008 Chinese Grand Prix analysis 20th October 2008, 15:00

How did Ferrari manage the position switch between Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa? Why did Mark Webber’s charge to the front go wrong? A look at the lap times from the Chinese Grand Prix explains how it all unfolded.

2008 Chinese GP stats and facts

Strange coincidences between Lewis Hamilton and Rubens Barrichello, rotten luck for Adrian Sutil, and a championship hanging in the balance. Here are the stats and facts from the Chinese Grand Prix.