Chinese Grand Prix

Talking points

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius

A rape victim's mother takes her case against city authorities who sent her to a labour camp to court. Tang Hui was sentenced to re-education through labour centre by Yongzhou authorities last year after campaigning for harsher punishment for those who raped her daughter, then 11.

Friday, 12 April, 2013, 3:12am

Webber to race in China, father says

Mark Webber with Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel on the podium at the Malaysian Grand Prix over the weekend. Photo: EPA

Mark Webber is not considering his future in Formula One and will drive in next month's Chinese Grand Prix despite a strained relationship with Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel, his father said.

27 Mar 2013 - 4:27am

Let's hope Shanghai lives up to this spicy F1 season

If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all, is 'Thumper's law' from Bambi. Perhaps Sebastian Vettel should be reminded of the principle after his spat with Narain Karthikeyan.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Shanghai cruisers yet to change gear for fast lane

On any given Sunday, convoys of cars can be spotted cruising at a frustratingly slow pace along China's quasi-country roads. With hazard lights blinking, and badges and flags proudly declaring brand allegiance, the urban-dwelling men and women behind the wheel are members of a rapidly expanding number of car owner clubs.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Shanghai committed to F1 despite attendance slump

Shanghai is committed to hosting grand-prix racing in the future, despite plummeting attendances and uncertainty of China's place on the Formula One calendar, says Shanghai International Circuit president Mao Xiaohan.

'We are looking forward to renewing our contract with Formula One rights holders after the current deal expires in 2010,' said Mao.

9 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


Two heads are better than one. With that in mind, organisers of the Chinese Grand Prix and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games will join forces to ensure the success of both events.

14 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Lucrative new income source for circuit

Staging a round of the V8 Supercar Championship has opened a new chapter for the Shanghai International Circuit (SIC), said Mao Xiaohan, general manager of the circuit.

Shanghai Greenland, a city-based agency, sealed a US$3 million deal with the Supercar series owners to stage the event in Shanghai for five years starting from 2005.

13 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

V8 Supercar series here to stay: official

Australia's domestic buzz motorsport series, the V8 Supercar Championship, will not be a one-hit wonder, the organisers said yesterday.

Wayne Cattach, the chief executive of Australia V8 Supercar Company, said he had secured a five-year deal with a local promoter for the event, which makes its debut at the Shanghai International Circuit this weekend.

11 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Huang all set to pop the clutch on the big stage

Guangdong-born Huang Shizhao can't wait to line up on the grid at the Shanghai International Circuit after being given a wild card to compete in the 250cc race.

The 28-year-old is one of China's most experienced bikers and the pride and hope of Zhuhai-based China Arlen Ness-BG Racing, a team formed in 2002 by Hong Kong bike enthusiast Steven Tsui (featured on Page 7).

24 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Chinese fans in fast lane

Catching the Grand Prix bug: A surge in private car ownership on the back of a booming economy has increased Formula 1's popularity among the wealthy and up-and-coming middle-class mainlanders

27 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

'We'll be back,' say fans

Spectators heaped praise on China's first Formula 1 race at the end of the event, with promises to return next year.

Although some fans pointed out 'growing pains' with the inaugural race, like difficulties with transport and lack of food concessions, the excitement of the event swept everyone up in a wave of good cheer.

27 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

China hopes new circuit can speed up search for F1 driver

China has a development programme in place that could produce a Formula 1 driver within five years, the head of mainland motorsports said yesterday.

And the newly christened Shanghai International Circuit will play an important role in grooming the potential F1 stars, Shi Tianshu said.

27 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

It's mission accomplished for Ferrari

'We really wanted to win here as China is very important for our future'

Ferrari conquered a new country and a new Grand Prix yesterday. Now it wants to conquer China's car market. As Rubens Barrichello doused Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo with champagne in unprecedented scenes on the victory dais, the commercial realities were obvious.

27 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

'Don't write Schumacher off'

Ferrari teammate Barrichello says world champion still the main threat despite lowly grid position

Write off Michael Schumacher at your peril. That was the message from teammate Rubens Barrichello yesterday as Schumacher's qualifying failure created even more excitement in today's inaugural Sinopec China Grand Prix.

26 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Crowds warm to the action

Locals are enthusiastic about F1 but want their own heroes

The crowds grew on the second day of the Formula 1 event yesterday, with the hometown fans expressing the wish that a Chinese driver would compete one day to guarantee an even larger audience on the mainland.

26 Sep 2004 - 12:00am