|Chinese Grand Prix|
Shanghai International Circuit
|No of Times Held||10|
|Most successful driver|| Lewis Hamilton (2)
Fernando Alonso (2)
|Most successful constructor||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.
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 heldEdit
|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|
|Venue (in chronological order)||Years|
|Shanghai||2004 to 2013|
Repeat winners (Drivers)Edit
|Number of wins||Driver||Years|
|2||Lewis Hamilton||2008, 2011|
|2||Fernando Alonso||2005, 2013|
Repeat winners (Constructors)Edit
|Number of wins||Constructor||Years|
|4||Ferrari||2004, 2006, 2007, 2013|
|3||McLaren||2008, 2010, 2011|