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Vital Statistics - the Chinese Grand Prix 17 Apr 2014

Race winner Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari on the podium.
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Chinese Grand Prix, Race Day, Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China, Sunday, 7 October 2007 Pirelli tyres.
Formula One World Championship, Rd4, Chinese Grand Prix, Preparations, Shanghai, China, Thursday, 17 April 2014 Track view.
Formula One World Championship, Rd3, Chinese Grand Prix, Preparations, Shanghai, China, Thursday, 11 April 2013 Race winner Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren and 2nd placed Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren celebrate with Martin Whitmarsh (GBR) McLaren Chief Executive Officer 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 4, Chinese Grand Prix, Race, Shanghai, China, Sunday, 18 April 2010 Race winner Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari 248 F1 celebrates in the pit lane.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 16, Chinese Grand Prix, Race, Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China, 1 October 2006 Max Chilton (GBR) Marussia F1 Team MR02.
Formula One World Championship, Rd3, Chinese Grand Prix, Qualifying, Shanghai, China, Saturday, 13 April 2013 Drain cover detail.
Formula One World Championship, Rd4, Chinese Grand Prix, Preparations, Shanghai, China, Thursday, 17 April 2014 Pole sitter and race winner Ayrton Senna (BRA) Lotus 98T (Right) leads fifth place finisher Nigel Mansell (GBR) Williams FW11 and the rest of the field away at the start. United States Grand Prix, Detroit, 22 June 1986.

Shanghai’s spectacular circuit has played host to F1 racing on ten occasions, but do you remember who won the inaugural race in 2004? Discover this and more as we examine all the need-to-know facts and stats ahead of the 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix…

Circuit: Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai

Circuit length: 5.451 km

Number of corners: 16 (7 left, 9 right)

DRS zones: 2

Race laps: 56

Race distance: 305.066 km

2014 tyre compounds: Medium, Soft

Circuit lap record: 1m 32.238s - Michael Schumacher (2004), Ferrari

First world championship Grand Prix: 2004, Shanghai (won by Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari)

Number of races: 10 (all in Shanghai)

Number of races with at least one safety car appearance: Three

Longest race: 2009 (1h 57m 43.485s)

Shortest race: 2004 (1h 29m 12.420s)

Last year’s pole position: 1m 34.484s, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

Last year’s podium: 1 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 2 - Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), 3 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

Most appearances (current field): 10 - Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Felipe Massa; 8 - Kimi Raikkonen, Nico Rosberg; 7 - Lewis Hamilton; 6 - Adrian Sutil

Most wins (driver): 2 - Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton; 1 - Rubens Barrichello, Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Nico Rosberg

Most wins (team): 4 - Ferrari; 3 - McLaren; 1 - Renault, Red Bull, Mercedes

Most wins (engine manufacturer): 4 - Ferrari, Mercedes; 2 - Renault

Most pole positions (driver): 3 - Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton; 2 - Fernando Alonso; 1 - Rubens Barrichello, Nico Rosberg

Most pole positions (team): 3 - Red Bull, Renault; 2 - Renault, McLaren, Mercedes; Ferrari - 1

Most pole positions (engine manufacturer): 5 - Renault; 4 - Mercedes; 1 - Ferrari

Number of wins from pole: 5 wins from 10 races (50 percent)

Lowest winning grid position: 6th (Michael Schumacher, 2006)

Laps led (current field): 119 - Fernando Alonso; 87 - Lewis Hamilton; 78 - Nico Rosberg; 75 - Jenson Button; 73 - Sebastian Vettel; 31 - Kimi Raikkonen; 8 - Nico Hulkenberg; 3 - Sergio Perez

Most podium places (current field): 5 - Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton; 4 - Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso; 2 - Felipe Massa, Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg

Significant running sequences: Ferrari - 70 consecutive races in the points; Nico Rosberg - 12 consecutive races in the points; Max Chilton - 22 consecutive classified finishes

Fascinating fact: The Shanghai circuit is shaped like the Chinese character 'shang', which stands for 'high' or 'above'.

Turbo history: If a Renault-powered car wins Sunday’s race it will be the first Renault turbo victory since the 1986 Detroit Grand Prix. Similarly, if a Ferrari-powered car wins the race it’ll be the first Ferrari turbo win since the 1988 Italian Grand Prix.

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