Shanghai: The Formula 1 circuit enters China this weekend as the city of Shanghai gets set to host the third race of the season. Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel comes into the race as the runaway leader with a 100 percent record in the 2011 season so far.
The corners in Shanghai are all heavily loaded on entry, particularly Turn 1 which normally requires a strong front end for the driver to place the car accurately. Traction is also important because of the presence of four slow speed corner exits around the lap. Track temperatures in Shanghai are cool, much like they were during the Australian GP.
Williams' driver Rubens Barrichello who had won the inaugural Chinese Grand Prix in 2004 expressed his liking for the circuit, "I like Shanghai a lot. I like the layout of the circuit and I have good memories here.