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Chinese Grand Prix 2019

Shanghai International Circuit

Fri 13 AprSun 15 Apr 2018

The second race of the Formula 1 season will be held at Shanghai International Circuit on 12 - 14 April 2019.

Last year's race was won by Lewis Hamilton, with Sebastian Vettel placing second and Max Verstappen in third.

The lap record is held by Michael Schumacher, who set a time of 1:32.238 in 2004.

China (UTC+08:00)

  • Sunny intervals 9 °C

    2 °C

  • Sunny day 11 °C

    1 °C

  • Sunny day 13 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    10 °C

  • Light rain 14 °C

    9 °C

  • Overcast 13 °C

    10 °C

  • Light rain 12 °C

    7 °C

Sunday (Sunday 16 December 2018)
Now
Clear night
<5%
Temperature (°C)
4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG
Humidity
80%
UV index
Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 16:54 Moon phase: First quarter
Monday (Monday 17 December 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 5 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 2 ° 4 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 9 16 WNW 9 16 WNW 9 16 WNW 9 16 WNW 9 15 WNW 8 14 WNW 8 15 WNW 8 15 WNW 8 15 WNW 9 16 WNW 9 17 WNW 9 19 WNW 9 19 WNW 9 19 WNW 9 19 WNW 8 16 WNW 7 13 WNW 7 10 WNW 6 10 WNW 6 9 WNW 6 9 WNW 6 9 WNW 6 8 WNW 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G
Humidity
81% 82% 84% 86% 87% 89% 88% 87% 86% 78% 70% 63% 59% 56% 53% 60% 68% 75% 80% 84% 88% 89% 91% 92%
UV index
1 1 2 2 3 3 2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 16:55 Moon phase: First quarter
Tuesday (Tuesday 18 December 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Fog Fog Fog Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 20% 20% 20% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 10 ° 13 ° 9 ° 6 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 8 ° 11 ° 8 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 5 7 W 5 7 W 5 7 WSW 5 7 WSW 4 7 SW 4 7 SW 4 7 SW 4 8 SW 5 9 SW 7 14 WSW 7 15 SSW 5 6 SSE 6 9 S 7 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VP VP VP G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
93% 94% 95% 96% 96% 97% 96% 95% 94% 65% 51% 79% 87% 89%
UV index
1 1 3 2
Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 16:55 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 December 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 12 ° 13 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 6 ° 10 ° 12 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 7 10 SSE 6 10 SSE 7 12 SSE 8 14 SSE 7 12 ESE 7 11 ESE 8 13 ESE 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
91% 91% 86% 70% 69% 82% 87% 89%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 16:55 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Thursday (Thursday 20 December 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Cloudy
30% 90% 90% 60% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 7 13 E 7 12 SW 7 12 W 7 14 NW 10 18 NW 9 15 NW 7 13 WNW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M P M M G G G M
Humidity
93% 96% 97% 95% 90% 91% 95% 96%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 16:56 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Friday (Friday 21 December 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Mist Mist Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Light shower night
20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 7 13 WNW 8 13 NW 7 13 NW 8 15 NNW 7 14 N 6 11 N 7 11 NNE 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
P P M G G G M M
Humidity
97% 97% 96% 89% 84% 91% 93% 95%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 06:50 Sunset: 16:56 Moon phase: Full
Saturday (Saturday 22 December 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light shower night
40% 40% 40% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 6 11 NNE 7 13 NNE 8 15 NNE 10 17 NNE 11 19 NNE 11 19 N 11 19 N 11 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M M M G G
Humidity
96% 96% 96% 93% 89% 89% 90% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:50 Sunset: 16:57 Moon phase: Full
Sunday (Sunday 23 December 2018)
02:00 05:00
Light shower night Clear night
30% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 11 19 NNW 11 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G
Humidity
88% 86%
UV index
< Shanghai F1 last 24 hours Issued at:  (UK Local Time)

12 - 14 April - How will the weather affect this year's Chinese Grand Prix?

The Chinese Grand Prix is a round of the Formula One World Championship. It is currently held at the Shanghai International Circuit, Jiading, Shanghai, designed by Hermann Tilke. When completed in 2004, it was the most expensive Formula One circuit facility, costing US$240 million. Abu Dhabi became the most expensive at US$6 billion when it opened in 2009. The track is 5.451 km long and features one of the trickiest corners combinations on the Formula One calendar, comparable to that of Istanbul Park's turn 8, also designed by Tilke. Turn 1 and 2 are a very demanding 270-degree, right-handed corner combination that requires a lot of speed whilst entering and it tightens up towards the end.

How does weather affect racing?

Different weather conditions can result in very different races, and Formula 1 teams adapt their strategy accordingly, for example using different tyres in wet conditions, and taking account of crosswinds which can cause stability problems at high speeds.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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