CHN - CHINA, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF
SHANGHAI
Description  
Location Shanghai - Shanghai
Location in Shanghai Anting Automobile City, site of the manufacturing headquarters for automakers Volkswagen and General Motor’s Buick, in the north-west of the city.
Latitude - Longitude + 31°20'25"     +121°13'16"
31.340278     121.221111
UTM Coordinates X = 330769.922  -  Y = 3468680.95  -  Zone 51R
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 3 m - 10 ft
Inauguration 2004
Closing  
Designer Tilke
Hermann Tilke
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English www.a1gp.com/Circuit/CircuitInfo.aspx?circuitId=17A1GP Official website
(2) English www.travelplaces.co.uk/mr-a1-circuits-shanghai.htm
(3) Italian Autosprint 16/2009 (page 32)2009 changes
(4) Italian Autosprint 45/2010 (page 34)Little changes must be made before 2011 F.1 GP
(5) English www.bday.co.za/bday/content/direct/1,3523,1123328-6078-0,00.htmlJuly 2002 proposal [Publishing date: July 2002]
(6) English www8.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/east/07/05/china.grandprix.apJuly 2002 proposal [Publishing date: July 2002]
(7) English english.peopledaily.com.cn/200210/17/eng20021017_105217.shtml2002 proposal [Publishing date: October 17th 2002]
(8) English City /2002(Milan newspaper) [Publishing date: October 18th 2002]
(9) English ca.sports.yahoo.com/020620/5/n6l6.htmlOctober 2002 proposal [Publishing date: October 2002]
(10) English www.china-sss.com/ENG_VERSION/f1/f1shanghai_circuit.htmOctober 2002 proposal [Publishing date: October 2002]
(11) English Chinese www.icsh.sh.cnOfficial website
(12) Chinese www.icsh.sh.cn/head/icsh_sdpd_3.htmlMaps from official website

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Shanghai
Description Project by Hermann Tilke announced on July 5th for a permanent circuit that should host a China F.1 GP on 2004. There should be also an oval track for motocycle races and other events. Consutruction of the project should start later within July 2002.
There should be also an oval track 3 km - 1 mi ?!? (approx. - of course this conversion is wrong but I don’t know which is correct length)
Years 2002 (07)
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 8th 2007
Info last update July 5th 2002
Designer Tilke
Hermann Tilke
Distinctive points  
length (approx) 5000  m 16404  ft 3.107  mi    

Shanghai
Description Project by Hermann Tilke announced on July 5th for a permanent circuit that should host a China F.1 GP on 2004. There should be also an oval track for motocycle races and other events. Consutruction of the project should start later within July 2002.
There should be also an oval track 3 km - 1 mi ?!? (approx. - of course this conversion is wrong but I don’t know which is correct length)
Years 2002 (07)
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Oval course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 8th 2007
Info last update July 5th 2002
Designer Tilke
Hermann Tilke
Distinctive points  
length (approx) 1609  m 5280  ft 1  mi to be verified  
length (approx) 3000  m 9843  ft 1.864  mi to be verified  

Shanghai
Description In October 2002 a project was announced with some changes from the previous one. I have no info about oval track
Years 2002 (10)
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page July 8th 2007
Info last update October 2002
Designer Tilke
Hermann Tilke
Distinctive points  
length 5455  m 17897  ft 3.39  mi    
length 7000  m 22966  ft 4.35  mi Full circuit (7)
length 4500  m 14764  ft 2.796  mi Circuito Stradale (7)
Total area 530  hectares 5300000  m² 1309.644  acres   (7)

Variant 1 - F.1 GP Track
Description Before F.1 China GP 2009 (held on April 19th) corner 10 has been slightly widened on the external side. Moreover, still at corner 10, white line on the external side has been modified and green carpet on run off area has been replaced. Finally, pit lane entry has been widened, in order to avoid any accident similar to Hamilton’s one occurred in F.1 China GP 2007.
Years 2004÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2004
Closing  
Last update of this page November 9th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 5421.24  m 17786  ft 3.369  mi    
length 5451  m 17884  ft 3.387  mi   (2)
length 5453  m 17890  ft 3.388  mi   (12)
Straight length 764  m 2507  ft 0.475  mi Start finish straight (12)
Straight length 1202  m 3944  ft 0.747  mi Longest straight (12)
Bend minimum radius 8  m 26  ft      (12)

Variant 2 - Motorcycle GP Track
Description  
Years 2004÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2004
Closing  
Last update of this page November 9th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 5342  m 17526  ft 3.319  mi   (12)
Straight length 764  m 2507  ft 0.475  mi Start finish straight (12)
Straight length 1202  m 3944  ft 0.747  mi Longest straight (12)
Bend minimum radius 8  m 26  ft      (12)

Variant 3
Description  
Years 2004÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2004
Closing  
Last update of this page November 9th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4600  m 15092  ft 2.858  mi   (1)
length 4602  m 15098  ft 2.86  mi   (12)
Straight length 764  m 2507  ft 0.475  mi Start finish straight (12)
Straight length 1202  m 3944  ft 0.747  mi Longest straight (12)
Bend minimum radius 8  m 26  ft      (12)

Variant 4
Description  
Years 2004÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2004
Closing  
Last update of this page November 9th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3067  m 10062  ft 1.906  mi   (12)
Straight length 549  m 1801  ft 0.341  mi Start finish straight (12)
Bend minimum radius 11  m 36  ft      (12)

Variant 5
Description  
Years 2004÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2004
Closing  
Last update of this page November 9th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2957  m 9701  ft 1.837  mi   (12)
Straight length 549  m 1801  ft 0.341  mi Start finish straight (12)
Bend minimum radius 11  m 36  ft      (12)

Variant 6
Description  
Years 2004÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2004
Closing  
Last update of this page November 9th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2217  m 7274  ft 1.378  mi   (12)
Straight length 549  m 1801  ft 0.341  mi Start finish straight (12)
Bend minimum radius 11  m 36  ft      (12)

Variant 7 - Handling Course
Description  
Years 2004÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2004
Closing  
Last update of this page November 9th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2883  m 9459  ft 1.791  mi   (12)
Straight length 1202  m 3944  ft 0.747  mi Start finish straight (12)
Bend minimum radius 12  m 39  ft      (12)

Variant 8 - Handling Course
Description  
Years 2004÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2004
Closing  
Last update of this page November 9th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1237  m 4058  ft 0.769  mi   (12)
Straight length 541  m 1775  ft 0.336  mi Start finish straight (12)
Bend minimum radius 12  m 39  ft      (12)

Variant 9 - Handling Course
Description  
Years 2004÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2004
Closing  
Last update of this page November 9th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1001  m 3284  ft 0.622  mi   (12)
Straight length 254  m 833  ft 0.158  mi Start finish straight (12)
Bend minimum radius 12  m 39  ft      (12)

Shanghai, October 2002 proposal

Shanghai, October 2002 proposal


Shanghai 2004÷...

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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
November 9th 2010 Variant 1 - F.1 GP Track 2004÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 9th 2009     Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 3rd 2009     Guido de Carli Roelard Smit Roelard Smit Update Description with map
April 22nd 2009 Variant 1 - F.1 GP Track 2004÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 29th 2008 Variant 1 - F.1 GP Track 2004÷... Guido de Carli Roelard Smit Roelard Smit Update Map
April 21st 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 23rd 2006     Guido de Carli     Update Description
September 17th 2004     Guido de Carli     Update Description
May 5th 2003 Variant 1 - F.1 GP Track 2004÷... Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 21st 2002     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
September 23rd 2002     Guido de Carli     New Description
August 2nd 2002     Guido de Carli     Update Description
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