Shanghai International Circuit

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.

Sunday, 17 April, 2011, 12:00am

Zhuhai gets back in the fast lane after a stuttering start

Zhuhai International Circuit (ZIC) didn't just get off to a slow start in the race to join the elite set of world motorsports venues - it stalled on the grid.

28 Oct 2007 - 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

Huang leads Chinese charge

Six Chinese riders have earned themselves the chance to test their mettle against the world's best riders on home asphalt after going through a two-session trial yesterday for wild card entries to the upcoming MotoGP Chinese Grand Prix.

Huang Shizhao, of the Yamaha Tianjian China, claimed the best times in both one-lap sessions.

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

POWER OF TWO

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

Shanghai gears up for record carnival

Organisers of this year's Formula One international carnival are expecting record crowds in excess of 400,000 flocking to the Shanghai International Circuit over three days for an event that is drawing almost as much attention as the action inside the track.

25 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

Hong Kong's Cheung to ride in Shanghai GP

'I have waited for so long and now my dreams will become a reality'

Home-grown Cheung Wai-on will make history next month when he becomes Hong Kong's first rider to compete in the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix 125cc event in Shanghai.

8 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Shanghai to host A1 GP series

China's continuing interest in motorsport took another step yesterday with the announcement of the mainland's involvement in the new A1 Grand Prix series.

18 Mar 2005 - 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

Education the next step, says Mao

Mao Xiaohan looked down the home straight from his seventh-floor office overlooking the circuit and smiled.

The main grandstand was empty and the pitlane almost deserted, the teams having loaded all their parts for the next stop in Japan.

China's entry in the Grand Prix world was an overwhelming success and Mao could afford to relax ... but only for a moment.

27 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

Shape of the future

It's one of the most significant Chinese characters, meaning 'to rise', 'high' or 'above' and fittingly drivers will need to do that - rise to the occasion as they compete in the inaugural China Grand Prix at Shanghai's spanking new circuit.

24 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Rising from the swamp

'It was a radical solution because polystyrene had never been used on such a project'

It's difficult to imagine the circuit was once a swampy backwater of the city - lifeless and unwanted.

24 Sep 2004 - 12:00am