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Pascal Vasselon, Toyota F1 Chassis General Manager

The itself is average on most like braking, downforce and compounds but it features two very corners which are entirely to the Shanghai International Circuit. At the end of the straight there is a very right hander and there is one at the back end of the circuit. The main is that it puts the emphasis on and wear on the front left

At Turn 1 you also see the highest on the steering system from the season because of the combination of high cornering and braking all together. At the other end of the circuit, the from the second long is crucial for speed along the straight. That means, that the cars have average speeds along straight with high of downforce.

Ralf Schumacher

a nice combination of being a circuit without being speed. Turn 1 is a challenging coming almost full You need to be committed through because it is easy to make a Turn 13 is another very corner, coming onto the back straight which to arguably the best passing of the lap at turn 14, a tight first corner.

The circuit is wide and are other chances to pass so there was good fun last

in 2005 Ralf said:

The International Circuit is an impressive with a combination of technically corners without being too speed.

It was well designed and it has features that are unique, the long corners. Turn 1 is so that you almost complete an circle so you need to be committed to on the limit all the way round without a mistake. The whole circuit is wide so there are chances to particularly at the end of the long straight turn 14.

That makes the track a fun to race.

Willy Rampf, BMW F1 Technical Director

Shanghai is one of the which places even demands on the cars’ aerodynamic through the switch to V8 engines. Its straights and generous width the track a nice one for overtaking, as as you have good straight-line Running too little downforce, will lose you time the predominantly slow and medium-speed

Mike Gascoyne in 2005, Toyota F1 Technical Director and now MF1 Technical Director in 2007

The has some interesting characteristics, notably the complex at turn one the seemingly never-ending tightening corner with the tight immediately following. That is a challenge for the drivers. Last the surface of the track was quite but tracks have a tendency to in the early years after inception, so we will have to see if the has matured.

The slow-speed nature of the means that we will run levels of downforce, but as the main points come on the straights, we to find the best compromise wing levels so that we do not too much top speed.


The first corner after the straight is very unusual. You it at high speed and don’t off on the entry. But then the corner up more and more, forcing you to down into second

Kimi Raikkonen in 2005

has a good mix of challenges, such as the long straight with opportunities at each end, saw some interesting racing. The is generally very wide, there are some places it narrows down, including the long turn one, gets tighter and tighter.

Juan Pablo Montoya in

The Shanghai International Circuit has a bit of everything. I always like circuits; they seem to my driving style. The long straight, where we reach 330km/h, has a hairpin at the end, is a great place to pass.

four is also fun, you to get a good exit to get a good lap and it immediately goes into five, which is very and you pull lots of g forces.



Rubens Barrichello

The Shanghai is extremely impressive but more it has a challenging track layout. The holds some pretty memories for me as I won the very first Prix there from position in 2004 which was a weekend. With three left of the season, my aim is to put the car into a position and I believe that we can the performance to achieve this.

The in Jerez have been positive with developments on the and electronics packages, plus evaluation of the tyres for Shanghai and the races. Importantly the car and engine very reliable and we hope this will enable us to the strong performance that we shown over the last races.

Jenson Button

The Grand Prix has quickly one of my favourite races on the calendar and the at the race for the last two years has fantastic. The circuit is very and quite demanding for the drivers but fun to drive, with the stand-out being the length of the corners, turn one which is tough on the

We had a good result in Shanghai in when I finished in P2 behind and I think that the track suit our car this year. Our test of the season in Jerez well this week and we to end the season on a high note some good performances at the three races.

Gil de Ferran, Director

Both of our drivers been very successful in the Grand Prix in previous and Shanghai is a great addition to the for our team. We go to China encouraged by our race performances and our most test in Jerez which was our opportunity to evaluate all the developments we intend to use in the final three

The Shanghai circuit is a very facility with a mixture of straights and an interesting combination of low and speed corners. The main is the length of some corners present a unique and difficult particularly turn one where the start turning at full at about 280 kph and continuously brake and for about six seconds until the part of the corner. Hopefully we can our steady progression in performance and be at the front of the field yet again.

Corbyn, Cosworth Head of F1 Engineering

Shanghai circuit’s significant feature is the combination of long straights and several tight corners which the engine down to low speeds, as those seen at the hairpin at 14. These low, mid-corner speeds potentially pose and traction control issues, but no have been flagged on our cells in Northampton.

2005 Pole Position min. 34.080

2005 Race Lap. Raikkonen1 33.242

2005 Button 4th. 1 min. 34.801

Button Fastest Race Lap :1min. 34.766


A wide track allows the cars’ aerodynamics to not be when following a car in front of and losing downforce because aren’t stuck in line the car ahead as in other tracks. It has of passing opportunities:

1. Turn 1 off turn 16’s exit the long run to turn 1 which is a radius corner and that braking zone passing

Jenson at turn 16’s

2. Turn 14 Hairpin -Coming off 13’s exit is all important to a higher trap speed by the you reach the entrance to 14 and a lot of cars had at Turn 13’s exit year, as Heidfeld said in the — a lot of left side graining at 13’s exit on the run to 14.

3. Turn 6 Hairpin — tried but available. Definitely a braking passing zone a quick sprint down a straight.


For this we may have to deal with the of the engine change penalty fuel strategy.

Total 56

A. 2 Stop Strategy

Button in on lap 18 and 30 in 2005 (finished 8th) and in the Honda F1 car so far, the BAR006 in qualifying 3rd and finishing 2nd in Shanghai, he in on laps 14 and 35.

Alonso (pole) and Raikkonen on grid) who were fighting for the Championship up to the last race in came in on Laps 19 30.

So the popular common 2 stopper with 3 windows would be:

18-19 11-12 laps, 26 laps

a medium curb weight for light in the middle, and heaviest on the stint.

Interestingly when came in second in 2004, ran light for qualifying since he had 14 laps of fuel on board to his 3rd place grid position. they’ll need that year, since they be taking a 10 place grid hit for installing the Suzuka Special in so that they can submit it for 2 weekend homologation before the 1 deadline ?

Ralf Schumacher and tried it the other way around Jenson, Kimi, and Fernando in the car be at it’s lightest in the last of the race instead.

Klien in on laps 19 and 45 and tried to have his (3rd) stint to be the lightest and in 5th in 2005.

Ralf came in on lap 19 and 47 and everyone by podiuming in 3rd in 2005 qualifying 9th with a 9 lap last and a heaviets middle stint longer than anyone but maintained good pace that phase. That’s he passed Jenson in the race by him while he was in the pits.

B. 3 Stop

Rubens tried a 3 stopper in on laps 19, 30, 46 — not so hot. he 12th.

Fisichella in 2005 in on laps 19, 30, 52. Fisi finished

Fuel windows 19 laps, 11 16-22 laps, 4-10

C. What To Choose, What To What would I do ?

It seems to me the more popular successful over the years is to run light to gain track position and a heaviest fuel load in the stint, IF YOU HAVE A QUICK CAR the Ferrari and Renault).

I would Ralf’s 2005 strategy, if car isn’t up to the same pace on practice and qualy results) as the runners by saving the lightest for the last part and having a middle stint on a 2 stopper.

I think a 3 stopper gives you any by running light in 4 phases. the pit lane is long.

If they in on lap 13-15 for the first pit stop they’ll have been for qualifying. If they come in on lap for the first stop then a pretty standard qualifying load. If they come in on lap it’s because of their grid position due to the engine penalty and they want to run early in the race and try to grab position when everyone in for their first stops what Trulli did at this USGP).

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