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Chinese Grand Prix: Times, schedule, how to watch, weather and lap record

Formula 1 returns to the Shanghai International Circuit in China this weekend, somewhere they haven't visited since 2019, and for the first time ever, the Asian nation have a representative on the grid in Sauber's Zhou Guanyu.

Chinese Grand Prix times and schedule

Sprint race

Qualifying time

15:30 local time / 08:30 UK time – Friday 19th April

Sprint time

11:00 local time / 04:00 UK time – Saturday 20th April

Grand Prix

Practice time

11:30 local time / 04:30 UK time - Friday 19th April

Qualifying time

15:00 local time / 08:00 UK time - Saturday 20th April

Race time

15:00 local time / 08:00 UK time - Sunday 21st April

How to watch the Chinese Grand Prix and TV channel

Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event will be showing the Chinese Grand Prix live from Shanghai, with coverage starting an hour before the race, at 7am.

Highlights will be available on Channel 4 post-race.

Get the latest prediction, tips and odds ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix.

Previous Chinese Grand Prix winner and podium (2019)

1) Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes - 1:32:06.350

2) Valtteri Bottas - Mercedes - +6.552s

3) Sebastian Vettel - Ferrari - +13.744s

Chinese Grand Prix most wins

There have only been three repeat winners of the Chinese Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton has won the race six times, while Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg have both won it on two occasions.

Mercedes are the dominant constructor in Shanghai, with six race wins at the circuit, two more than any of the trailing pack, which consists of Ferrari with four wins, McLaren with three and Red Bull with two.

Chinese Grand Prix lap length

Shanghai International Circuit has a lap length of 5.451 km (3.387 mi). The 1.2 km (0.7 mi) straight between turns 13 and 14 is one of the longest straights on the F1 calendar, while the opening sector contains some incredibly high g-force corners that are relished by the drivers.

Chinese Grand Prix lap record

The lap record in Shanghai is still held by Michael Schumacher, who set the record in his Ferrari in 2004 with a time of 1:32.238. It is an astounding feat that the record still stands despite all of the advancements made by F1 constructors in the last 20 years.

China track temperature

The average track temperature at Shanghai International Circuit is round about 30°C (86°F), this is due to the air temperature being quite warm alongside the humidity in the region.

Chinese Grand Prix weather forecast

It's looking like a slightly wet weekend in Shanghai, which could wreak some havoc on the newly resurfaced circuit.

Friday - Sunny to start, with clouds rolling in as the day progresses, rain likely in the evening and overnight. Southerly wind with gusts of up to 45kph.
Max temp: 23°C / 73°F
Min temp: 12°C / 54°F

Saturday - Wet conditions expected in the early morning but are likely to improve over time, a dry afternoon is expected with northwesterly gusts of up to 45kph.
Max temp: 21°C / 70°F
Min temp: 15°C / 59°F

Sunday - Misty and cloudy with low clouds in the morning. Dry conditions and bright sky are expected in the afternoon, with a very slight wind.
Max temp: 22°C / 72°F
Min temp: 13°C / 55°F

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