The second stage of the season-2017 will be held in Shanghai, where Ferrari faces a serious challenge to confirm the speed shown in Australia.
With 2014, when entered into force the new hybrid rules by far dominated by the Mercedes team.
Of all the most successful drivers in the Shanghai track is Lewis Hamilton. The Briton won two victories in the composition of McLaren in 2008 and 2011, and then to Mercedes in 2014 and 2015.
On account of Fernando Alonso’s two victories (2005 and 2013), ended the career of Nico Rosberg – also two (2012 and 2016), Kimi Raikkonen – one (2007) and his current teammate Sebastian Vettel – the same one (2009).
Shanghai route begins in the narrow and complex site, and later her profile is constantly changing, challenging racers and their cars.
On the eve of the start of the Grand Prix, we offer you to familiarize yourself with the important facts of the coming stage.
Track: Shanghai International Circuit
Laps in race: 56
Date of race: April 9, 2017
Open circuit: 2004
First Grand Prix: 2004
Lap record: 1.32,238 (Michael Schumacher, 2004)
Lap length: 5,451 km
Race distance: 305,066 km
The owner of the pole, 2016: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
The 2016 winner: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
The schedule of races in 2017:
Friday, April 7
The first training session – 05:00 – 06:30
Second training session – 09:00 – 10:30
Saturday April 8
The third practice – 07:00 – 08:00
Qualification beginning at 10:00
Sunday 9 April
Race – start at 09:00
* time is specified Moscow
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
Renault Land Speed Record Run
Guest judge: requires confirmation
The DRS zone:
The first area is the back video
The second zone is a straight start-finish
The speed limit in the pit lane: 80 km/h for all sessions
Fuel consumption: on average 1.88 kg per lap
Maximum speed: 340 km/h
Gear changes: 51 times per lap
The maximum load in the turns: 4.5 g (the seventh turn)
Tyre choice: Supersoft (red rims), Soft (yellow headbands), Medium (white headbands)
The probability of occurrence safety car: 38%
Friday – cloudy, air temperature in the area of 14-21 °C
Saturday – overcast, the air temperature in the area of 12-19 °C
Sunday – light rain, temperature of air around 11-16 °C
Next step: the Grand Prix of Bahrain
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