F1 NATION: Shanghai returns for the first Sprint of the season – it’s our Chinese GP preview

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Max Verstappen and Red Bull were the force to beat in Japan, but a completely different challenge will greet the field this weekend as China returns to F1 – and so does the Sprint. As usual, the F1 Nation gang are here to discuss all...

Indeed, after a five-year absence, the Shanghai International Circuit is back for the drivers and teams to tackle, and could it give Australian Grand Prix winners Ferrari an advantage over the rest of the aforementioned Red Bull and McLaren?

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How will the Sprint format play out? What about Mercedes recovering from their challenging weekend at Suzuka? And can home favourite Zhou Guanyu score points for Kick Sauber? Tom Clarkson, 1996 World Champion Damon Hill and Aston Martin Ambassador Pedro de la Rosa debate that and much more.

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There’s also time to discuss the recently-announced 2025 calendar, which will again feature 24 races all over the world, while Hill and De La Rosa – as they previously did in F1 – go head-to-head in Quiz The Nation.

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