Chinese Grand Prix guide: What time does it start, TV channel, odds, predictions & track guide

Shanghai hosts the Chinese GP
Shanghai hosts the Chinese GP

All the key details ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix, including the full weekend race schedule, start times and TV coverage, a track guide, latest odds and key quotes.

Contents

  1. Chinese Grand Prix schedule & TV times
  2. Sky Bet odds
  3. F1 Insider tips
  4. Key quotes
  5. Track guide
  6. Latest F1 Standings
  7. Last five Bahrain GP winners

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Chinese Grand Prix: Weekend Schedule & TV Guide

Friday April 12

  • Practice 1: 0300 BST
  • Practice 2: 0700 BST

Saturday April 13

  • Practice 3: 0400 BST
  • Qualifying: 0700 BST

Sunday April 14

  • Race: 0710 BST

TV Coverage

Sky Sports F1 will be broadcasting the race and all the other sessions live.  

Chinese Grand Prix: Sky Bet Odds

Sky Bet expect Ferrari to dominate in China with Charles Leclerc their 7/4 favourite following his unfortunate run in Bahrain.

Sebastian Vettel is next at 2/1, with Lewis Hamilton 9/4 and his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas a 9/1 chance.

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F1 Insider: Betting Tips

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Chinese Grand Prix: Key Quotes

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Chinese Grand Prix: Track Guide

  • Venue: Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai
  • Circuit length: 5.451 km (3.387 mi)
  • Race distance: 305.066 km (189.559 mi)
  • Laps: 56
  • Turns: 16
  • Race lap record: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) 1:32.238
  • 2018 winner: Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) 1:35:36.380
  • 2018 pole position: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 1:31.095
  • 2018 fastest race lap: Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) 1:35.785

Formula One Driver Standings

  • Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) - 44
  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) - 43
  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull) - 27
  • Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) - 26
  • Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) - 22
  • Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo Racing) - 10
  • Lando Norris (McLaren) - 8
  • Kevin Magnussen (Haas) - 8
  • Nico Hulkenburg (Renault) - 6
  • Pierre Gasly (Red Bull) - 4
  • Alexander Albon (Toro Rosso) - 2
  • Lance Stroll (Racing Point) - 2
  • Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) - 1
  • Sergio Perez (Racing Point) - 1
  • Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Racing) - 0
  • George Russell (Williams) - 0
  • Robert Kubica (Williams) - 0
  • Romain Grosjean (Haas) - 0
  • Daniel Ricciardo (Renault) - 0
  • Carlos Sainz Jr (McLaren) - 0

Chinese Grand Prix: Last five podiums

2018

  1. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull
  2. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes
  3. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari

2017

  1. Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes
  2. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari
  3. Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull

2016

  1. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes
  2. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari
  3. Daniil Kyvat (Toro Rosso)

2015

  1. Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes
  2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes
  3. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari

2014

  1. Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes
  2. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes  
  3. Fernando Alonso (Esp) Ferrari
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