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Shanghai China F1 Circuit Guide

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shanghai, china Circuit Guide

Having been able to blend together the passion of the Asian people with their brilliance at craft and creating unique inventions, the creation of the Shanghai International Circuit has created a truly memorable experience for people all across the region.

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Sitting in Shanghai, China, this holds a barely believable 200,000 people and gives a chance for the Chinese Grand Prix to take place in both the F1 and the MotoGP. This creates a truly engaging atmosphere that everyone can enjoy and get used to, whilst also giving people the help they need in truly seeing what motorsport is about! 

The Shanghai International Circuit has been renowned, ever since it was first opened in 2004, to show the rest of the world just how exciting and enjoyable Motorsport can be when put into the right environment. With roughly 5.45km of distance and 16 turns, this is an event that has seen some of the best take part – an some truly amazing duels take place along the way. 

The fastest lap time belongs to the legendary Michael Schumacher, who took it with Ferrari in the year it was first opened, 2004. 

circuit highlights

challenging & high speed circuit
This circuit is easily recognised by its layout, that roughly resembles a ninja rabbit from above, along with its long straight and accompanying hair pin. It is a quick circuit with cars regularly topping 186 mph down the straight, whilst high down-force is required through the flowing middle sector that has seen the likes of Red Bull and Mercedes dominate in recent years.

Turns 1 & 2 are identical, before and complete reverse for 3 & 4, requiring a great front end setup to avoid the likely under-steer as the corners seem to drag on, especially if the entry speed was too slow. Turns 12 & 13 are essentially turn 12, leading on to the old 'longest straight' on the calendar.

If you want to make a move and have a focal point for overtakes throughout your race, you won't find any better location than entry into the hairpin.
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hints & tips

Our racing pro's have created some essential tips for your session with us:

Maintain a high minimum speed during Turn 1 to ensure good levels of downforce

Exit turn 2 thinking about the exit speed (it must be perfect!)

Always think about early acceleration

Straight-line as many corners as you can through Sector 3

Apex the final corner late to ensure you have a high top speed up the main straight

chinese set the standard

The modern day F1 circuits still look to shanghai for inspiration and many have fallen short of this modern classic from 2004. go experience it in style.
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