The Formula One season reaches China, taking place at the Shanghai International Circuit. Watch the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel race around one of the most complex circuits of the competition. The design takes in high speed straights with several tight corners. It is also just as impressive away from the track, with buildings designed to represent Chinese history. The huge main grandstand seats 29,000 spectators providing views of around 80% of the circuit. The Chinese Grand Prix has been in existence since 2004 when Michael Schumacher set the unbeaten lap record at just over 1.32 minutes.
There are two airports in Shanghai, Pudong and Hongqiao. The high-speed trains then reach the city centre in under 10 minutes. The race track has its own Metro station making the easiest way to reach the circuit. Most tickets include all three days (practice, qualifying and race day). General admission costs between €57 and €72. Tickets for seats in the grandstand are from €116 to €224, or platinum tickets are available at €415. Family packages are available from €145. There are 3 practice sessions across Friday and Saturday, with qualifying also on the Saturday. The race starts from 2pm on the Sunday.
When buying tickets, review the track and decide where you would like to watch. Book far in enough in advance and you will receive an early bird discount. The grandstands on the main straight are the most popular, but there are often live video screens available from other seats. Family tickets consist of only 1 adult and 1 child, however add extra family members for only €30. You can soak up the atmosphere during practice for as little as €10. Download the official mobile app and arrive early as to not miss any of the action.
Search for a wide selection of houses, flats and apartments, holiday homes and other private rentals close to any stop along the Shanghai Metro. If you are staying elsewhere in the city, buses will also help with an easily journey to reach the race circuit.
Book a private tour, relax in the Yu Garden or visit the Oriental Pearl Tower for amazing views across the roof tops. Take a walk along the waterfront of the Huang Pu River or watch the acrobats at Shanghai Circus World. Find out more about China at the history museum.
For more up to date information including: the latest news, championship races, drivers and teams, results and current standings, live updates, tickets and official F1 merchandise visit the Formula One website.
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