Fiesta time as F1 spectacle sets the pulses racing


Dong Jun / SHINE

Dong Jun / SHINE

Dong Jun / SHINE

Today is the first practice of the 2018 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai SAIC International Circuit. 

The 2018 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix is at the Shanghai SAIC International Circuit in Jiading District this weekend.

The Chinese leg of the world’s premier motor racing series aims to continue treating local fans to memorable experiences both on and off the track.

Ferrari and Mercedes continue to dominate at the start of the 2018 season.

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel collected the maximum 50 points after winning the opening two races. His teammate Kimi Raikkonen had a podium finish in Australia, but had to retire in Bahrain after a botched tire change during which a team mechanic’s leg was broken.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton managed a 2-3 finish in the first two grand prix. His teammate Valtteri Bottas finished eighth in the opening race, and joined Hamilton on the podium in Bahrain by passing the chequered flag just 0.6 seconds off Vettel.

Red Bull, McLaren and Renault filled up the other six spaces in the points zone at the Australian Grand Prix. But in Bahrain, Toro Rosso and Haas managed to steal some attention after Pierre Gasly and Kevin Magnussen finished fourth and fifth respectively.


About 170,000 Formula 1 fans showed up at the Shanghai SAIC International Circuit in Jiading District for the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix.

This year is the first year of a three-year contract extension between F1 and local organizer Juss Event. F1 has also reached an agreement with China Central Television to broadcast the whole year’s races.

To enrich motor racing fans’ experiences over the weekend, more interactive activities will be arranged including an upgraded Fan Zone.


Visitors can play interactive games at the Shanghai SAIC International Circuit's upgraded Fan Zone.

Source: SHINE   Editor: Chen Jie

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