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Everything you need to know for the Chinese Grand Prix weekend

  • Published on 10 Apr 2019 13:44
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

The Chinese Grand Prix will host the third round of the 2019 Formula 1 championship, which is also the 1000th F1 Grand Prix. Below are all the statistics you need for the upcoming weekend.

Race  
Circuit length: 5,451 metres
Number of racing laps: 56
Total race distance: 305.066 kilometres
Lap record: 1:32.238 (M. Schumacher, 2004)
Track record: 1:31.095 (Vettel, 2018)

 

Circuit characteristics  
Number of corners: 16 (7 left, 9 right)
Distance from the start to the first corner:  458 metres
Braking points:  7, 1 heavy
% of full throttle in a lap :  42%-54%
Gear changes in a lap:  48
Highest lateral G-force:  4.3G, Turn 7
Length of pit lane under the pit limit:  382 metres
Duration of the drive through the pits at 80 km/h:  17.2 seconds
Fuel consumption:  Low
Tyre compounds:  C2, C3 and C4
DRS zones:  T16-1 and T13-14
Grip:  Normal

 

Statistics from 2018  
Best time FP1: 1:33.999 (Hamilton)
Best time FP2: 1.33.482 (Hamilton)
Best time FP3: 1:33.018 (Vettel)
Best time Q1: 1:32.171 (Vettel)
Best time Q2: 1.32.063 (Bottas)
Best time Q3: 1:31.095 (Vettel)
Fastest racing lap: 1:35.785 (Ricciardo)
Total race time: 1 hour. 35 minutes and 36 seconds
Average speed in the race: 200.9 km/h
Top speed in the race: 343.8 km/h
Podium: Ricciardo / Bottas / Raikkonen
Winning strategy: 2 stops, on laps 17 and 31
Total number of pit stops: 30
Total number of retirements: 1

 

Statistics trivia

Nine of the 15 races were won from pole position

* Whoever has started from third has always scored points

* Eighth place on the starting grid has always reached the finish, but never the podium

* The race has never been won from fourth place

* The driver starting from 20th has never scored points in the race

 

Race characteristics since 2013  
Total number of races with a safety car: 4
Total number of safety car eriods 4
Chances of a safety car Average
Number of wins from pole positions 4
Lowest winning starting position: P6 (2018)
Rain-affected sessions: 3
Number of rain races: 1

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