China Chinese Grand Prix
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Shanghai International Circuit
No of Times Held 10
Years held 2004-2013
Circuits used 1
Most successful driver United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (2)

Spain Fernando Alonso (2)

Most successful constructor Italy Ferrari (4)

The Chinese Grand Prix (Simplified Chinese: 中国大奖赛; Pinyin: Zhōngguó Dàjiǎngsài) is a round of the Formula One World Championship. When completed in 2004, it was the most expensive Formula One circuit facility, costing $240 million.

History[edit | edit source]

The vision of a Chinese Grand Prix started in the early 1990s. The Chinese government had originally planned for an F1 circuit to be located in the city of Zhuhai in Guangdong Province, southern China. The Zhuhai International Circuit was designed and built and was provisionally added to the 1999 F1 World Championship calendar, but the track failed to meet certain standards set by the FIA.

In 2002, it was announced that the management of the Shanghai International Circuit had signed a 7-year contract with Formula One Management to host the Chinese Grand Prix starting from the 2004 season until the 2011 season. The Chinese Grand Prix debuted on September 26, 2004, and was won by Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello. The following year, it hosted the final round of the Formula One championship, in which the newly crowned world champion Fernando Alonso won and claimed the constructor's title for Renault. In 2006, the Chinese Grand Prix was won by Michael Schumacher - his last victory in Formula One.

Grands Prix held[edit | edit source]

26 September 2004 16 October 2005 1 October 2006 7 October 2007
19 October 2008 19 April 2009 18 April 2010 17 April 2011
15 April 2012 14 April 2013

Venues[edit | edit source]

Venue (in chronological order) Years
Shanghai 2004 to 2013

Sponsors[edit | edit source]

  • 2004–2008: Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix
  • 2011–2014: UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Winners[edit | edit source]

By year[edit | edit source]

Year Driver Constructor Report
2013 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari Report
2012 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes Report
2011 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Report
2010 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes Report
2009 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Report
2008 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Report
2007 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari Report
2006 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2005 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault Report
2004 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari Report

Repeat winners (Drivers)[edit | edit source]

Number of wins Driver Years
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2008, 2011
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 2005, 2013

Repeat winners (Constructors)[edit | edit source]

Number of wins Constructor Years
4 Italy Ferrari 2004, 2006, 2007, 2013
3 United Kingdom McLaren 2008, 2010, 2011

References[edit | edit source]

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