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Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix Tips 2012




Shanghai International Circuit Formula 1 Race Track

Located in the most-developed economic center of Yangtze Delta, The Shanghai International Circuit is definitely the most advanced one in the world.

The Circuit is situated in northwest of Shanghai, making Shanghai International Automobile City and Jiading New City its neighbors. The modern track was designed by circuit architects Hermann Tilke and Peter Wahl, in the shape of the Chinese character “shang” (上) which means “above” and is also the first word of the name of the city. The 5.4-kilometer racing track is embedded with a bunch of typical Chinese elements which have been designed and constructed with modern ones. The 400-meter main grandstand is an example of the smart combination: the two red columns on each side of it stand for the two stone lions used to be set at both sides of the gate of a traditional Chinese house. The design of the light holes on the lotus-leaf-shape ceiling was inspired by Chinese lanterns. Besides, the seats are colored in traditional Chinese colors, red and yellow.

Besides its amazing appearances, the track is stunningly designed with 9 high-speed straights, 15 winding turns, and a drop height of 12 meters, making a high demands on the drivers and their cars. However, these also add excitements to the racing drivers and the audience as well as the competition.

7 Formula 1 Races in a row have been successfully held on this splendid circuit since it debuted in 2004. Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix must be another highlight of the race of 2012.



Race Date

13 April-15 April 2012


F1 Timetable:

Friday 13 April 2012

Practice 1             10:00-11:30

Practice 2             14:00-15:30

Saturday 14 April 2012

Practice 3             11:00-12:00

Qualifying             14:00

Sunday 15 April 2012

Race                  15:00



Detailed Schedule:

Thursday 12th April

F1  Press Conference               15:00

F1 F1 Autograph Session         16:00-17:15

Friday 13th April

F1  Practice 1                       10:00 - 11:30

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia   First Practice Session       12:00-12:30

F1 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk      12:35-13:30

F1 Practice 2                       14:00 - 15:30

F1 Press Conference - Press Room                     16:00-17:00

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia   Second Practice Session     16:00-16:30

Promoters Activity Public Pit Lane Walk - 3 Day Ticket Holders Only      


Saturday 14th April

F1 Team Pit Stop Practice          09:30 - 10:30

F1 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk      09:30 - 10:45

F1  Practice 3                                11:00 - 12:00

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia   Qualifying Session         12:25-12:55

F1 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk      13:00 - 13:45

F1 Qualifying   14:00

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia   First Race (12 Laps or 30 Mins)   15:30-16:05

Sunday 15th April

F1  Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk      10:00-11:15

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia   Second Race (12 Laps or 30 Mins) 11:30 - 12:05

Track Activity   Charity Laps (30 Mins)                        12:30 - 13:00

F1 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk      13:00 - 14:00

F1 Drivers Track Parade            13:30

F1 Starting Grid Presentation     13:45 - 14:15

F1  National Anthem                14:46

F1 Race                                  15:00




shanghai f1 grandstands
shanghai f1 grandstands

The best viewing point is from the grandstand with thousands of seats.



Because of its carefully-chosen location, the circuit can be reached easily from the airports and subway stations stringed by highways, the outskirt ring road and the Middle Ring Road. It takes 40 minutes to the downtown, 30 minutes to Hongqiao Airport and 60 minutes to Pudong International Airport. The urban railway (the branch of line 11), shortens the driving time to the downtown and neighboring cities like Kunshan, Taicang, Wuxi and Suzhou.

The fastest way to go into the downtown from Pudong International Airport is to take an eight-minute-ride on the Magnetic Levitation train line. The airport shuttle buses are good choices too. Line 2 subway is the best choice to go from Hongqiao Airport.

Public Transpiration to the SIC (Shanghai International Circuit)
Line 11, Bus 517、562、22, Beijia, Hutang, Tourism Bus 6 Line A, Luonan, Hunan, Xianghua, Xianghuang and SIC Shuttle Buses

From the Airports and the Stations to the SIC
Hongqiao Airport to the SIC
Bus 938 to Yishan stop- SIC Shuttle Bus 1
Bus 941 to Tianshan stop- SIC Shuttle Bus 2

Pudong International Airport to the SIC
Airport Bus 6 to Zhongshan Park stop- SIC Shuttle Bus 2
Airport Bus 4 to Hongkou Football Field stop-SIC Shuttle Bus 4

Shanghai Railway Station to the SIC
MRT 1 to Shanghai Stadium stop- SIC Shuttle Bus 1
MRT 3 to Zhongshan Park Stop- SIC Shuttle Bus2
MRT 3 to Hongkou Football Field stop- SIC Shuttle Bus 4
Bus 584 to Zhuyuan New Village stop- SIC Shuttle Bus 3

From Shanghai South Railway Station to the SIC
MRT 3 to Zhongshan Park stop- SIC Shuttle Bus 2

SIC Shuttle Bus 1 Parking lot 13
SIC Shuttle Bus 2 Parking lot 11
SIC Shuttle Bus 3 Inner Ring North Road
SIC Shuttle Bus 4 Parking lot 14



Nearest Hotels


1F1 Resort Shanghai   1, South An’de Road, An’ting New Town
2Great Tang Hotel Shanghai 4339, Bao’an Road, An’ting, Jiading, Shanghai
3 Tiankang Hotel 
4568, Bao’an Road, An’ting Town, Jiading, Shanghai
4Universal Ever Rich Hotel Shanghai 3189, Bao’an Road, Jiading, Shanghai
5Blue Palace Hotel Shanghai 
125, Bole South Road, Jiading, Shanghai             
6Jinliang Hotel Shanghai 
2738, Cao’an Road, Jiading, Shanghai
7Homeinn Shanghai Jiading Chengzhong Hotel 200, Chengzhong Road, Jiading, Shanghai














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