Chinese Grand Prix
|Number of times held||15|
|Most wins (drivers)|
|Most wins (constructors)|
|Circuit length||5.451 km (3.387 mi)|
|Race length||305.066 km (189.559 mi)|
|Last race (|
The Chinese Grand Prix (
The vision of a Chinese Grand Prix started in the early 1990s. The
In 2002, it was announced that the management of the
In November 2008 the
2010 came and went with no formal announcement of an extension to the initial 7 race deal struck in 2004. However, immediately after the 2010 Shanghai race
It was only in February 2011 that a deal was agreed between F1 and the organisers of the Chinese round of the world championship. Reasons for the delay appear to have been over the fee paid to F1 to host the race. After racking up losses year after year, the organisers of the race refused to pay the fee required, reported to be amongst the highest paid to host an F1 race. F1 bosses appear to have reduced the fee and the new agreement to host an F1 race ran to 2017.
In September 2017, a new three-year contract to host the race was announced, keeping the race on the calendar until 2020. In 2019 it is scheduled to host the 1000th round of the Formula One World Championship.