2014 Formula 1 calendar

Australian GP 14-16 Mar
Malaysian GP 28-30 Mar
Bahrain GP 4-6 Apr
Chinese GP 18-20 Apr
Spanish GP 9-11 May
Monaco GP 22-25 May
Canadian GP 6-8 Jun
Austrian GP 20-22 Jun
British GP 4-6 Jul
German GP 18-20 Jul
Hungarian GP 25-27 Jul
Belgian GP 22-24 Aug
Italian GP 5-7 Sep
Singapore GP 19-21 Sep
Japanese GP 3-5 Oct
Russian GP 10-12 Oct
United States GP 31-2 Nov
Brazilian GP 7-9 Nov
Abu Dhabi GP 21-23 Nov


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2014 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix

Shanghai Intenational Circuit.

Shanghai International Circuit is 5.45 kilometers long and features 16 corners, nine right-handers and seven left-handers. A unique combination of slow spiraling corners, fast corners, hairpins, long and short straights put high demands on the braking systems in the cars, making Shanghai one of the most challenging circuits of the F1 season. In common with many other Formula 1 circuits, it was designed by German architect Hermann Tilke.

The circuit is ideal for overtaking as it has one of the longest straights, 1.1 kilometers, on the Formula 1 race calendar. The key to the long straight is the sequence of corners just prior to it and therefore downforce tends towards the higher end. The track has a width ranging from 13 to 20 meters. The highest up-going slope stands at 3 percent and the down slope 8 percent. There have been some problems with rain drainage and heavy rain often causes long safety car deployments.

Shanghai International Circuit took just 18 months to complete. The load on the soil would be too heavy to take, therefore 40,000 stone pillars were inserted into the marshland to give a stable base for the track. The venue was officially opened on 6 June 2004 and can hold around 200,000 spectators. Ferrariā€™s Rubens Barrichello won the Chinese Grand Prix in its debut year. At a cost of $240 million, the Shanghai Circuit was the most expensive Formula One racetrack to build. Shanghai Circuit also is a place for promotions, car displays, exhibitions, press conferences, and massive activities.

Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China on Google Maps

A virtual lap of Shanghai F1 circuit