The iconic Shanghai International Circuit is a state of the art 5.451 km race track located in Shanghai, China. Home to a wide variety of races, the track has 16 fast and thrilling corners and is the perfect setting for exciting motorsport action.
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Nearest track of a similar category is Autopolis (936 kilometers away).
The Shanghai International Circuit’s construction began in October of 2002, and was completed in just eight months.
The circuit was designed by the famous German architect and race-track designer, Hermann Tilke.
The Shanghai International Circuit was the first Grand Prix circuit in China to be built, and it has hosted the Chinese Grand Prix since 2004.
The track has a length of 5.45 km, and features one of the longest back straights in Formula One racing, measuring in at 1.17 km.
The Shanghai International Circuit is the only circuit in Formula One that features a bridge, as well as the steepest banked corner, which has a maximum banking of 12 degrees.
The circuit was built in an ecological sensitive area, and was constructed in such a way to have minimal impact on the environment.
The total cost of construction for the Shanghai International Circuit was $240 million dollars.
The circuit is also host to a number of other races, including the A1 Grand Prix, Superleague Formula and the Asian Le Mans Series.
The layout of the circuit is designed in the form of the Chinese character ‘Shang’, which stands for ‘high’ or ‘above’.
The Shanghai International Circuit has a pit lane, garage, paddock and media centre that are all able to accommodate up to 10,000 people.