Round three of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship is the Chinese Grand Prix, which is on this end of the week at the Shanghai International Circuit.
The Chinese race will be the 1,000th F1 grand prix since the debut race was held at the United Kingdom’s Silverstone Circuit in May of 1950. A ton has occurred in the just about seven decades since F1’s first season, however astonishingly two groups that contended in those days are as yet present today: Alfa Romeo and Ferrari.
The Chinese race is held on a 3.4-mile, 16-turn circuit known for quick corners, a smooth surface, and a lot of surpassing chances. What’s more, around 80 percent of a lap is spent cornering, so the tires battle to last, influencing this one of the races where methodology to can have a huge difference. Pirelli has assigned C2, C3 and C4 compounds for the race.
Contrasted with the past Bahrain Grand Prix, the cooler temperatures in China this season are a lot kinder on the cars and the crew, in spite of the fact that the climate can be very variable and downpour is frequently a feature. The present figure calls for fine however cool conditions for both Saturday’s qualifying session and Sunday’s race.
At Friday’s training session, Mercedes-AMG’s Valtteri Bottas demonstrated the quickest, however just by the tiniest of slivers. Directly on his tail was Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel followed by Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen. This proposes everybody could be in for an extraordinary race on Sunday as there seems, by all accounts, to be equivalent performance between the Mercedes and Ferrari cars and Verstappen at Red Bull could possibly be up the top also.
Going into the end of the week, Bottas leads the 2019 Drivers’ Championship with 44 points. Fellow Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is second with 33 and Verstappen is third with 27. In the Constructors’ Championship, Mercedes leads with 87 versus the 48 of Ferrari and 31 of Red Bull. A year ago’s champ in Shanghai was Daniel Ricciardo driving for Red Bull.