Factfile: The 2013 Chinese Grand Prix

Factfile: The 2013 Chinese Grand Prix

10 April 2013 – The Chinese Grand Prix kickstarts another back-to-back phase this weekend, with the Shanghai International Circuit hosting its tenth Formula 1 race. GPUpdate.net has put together an extensive factfile for your viewing pleasure ahead of the event.

Venue: Shanghai International Circuit
Direction: Clockwise
Turns: 16
Laps: 56
Race date: 14 April 2013
Circuit opened: 2004
First Grand Prix: 2004
Lap record: 1:32.238 (Michael Schumacher, 2004)
Circuit length: 5.451 km (3.387 mi)
Race distance: 305.066 km (189.559 mi)

2013 timetable (GMT +8):

Friday 12 April
Practice 1 10:00-11:30 local time
Practice 2 14:00-15:30 local time

Saturday 13 April
Practice 3 11:00-12:00 local time
Qualifying 14:00 local time

Sunday 14 April
Race 15:00 local time

Additional on-track events:
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

Driver steward: Mark Blundell

DRS zones:
Zone 1 - back straight
Zone 2 - main straight

Pitlane speed limits:
60 km/h (37.2 mph) in practice
100 km/h (62.1 mph) in qualifying and race

Fuel usage: 2.55kg per lap
Top speed: 317 km/h (197 mph)
Braking zones: 8 (medium)
Max. corner g-force: 4.5 (Turn 7)
Tyre selection: Soft (Yellow), Medium (White)

Weather forecast:

Friday - Dry but cloudy, high 19°C (66.2°F) / low 12°C (53.6°F)
Saturday - Dry but cloudy, high 22°C (71.6°F) / low 13°C (55.4°F)
Sunday - Dry but cloudy, high 22°C (71.6°F) / low 14°C (57.2°F)

Next race:
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