China 2024
Overview
Event in Progress
Sprint
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Shootout
P18
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A. Albon
P20
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L. Sargeant
Yesterday
James speaks about a 'disappointing' day 📺
Williams Racing's Team Principal discusses how the team's Friday in China went.
About 4 hours ago
Grab your Chinese GP badge 🇨🇳
There is no more Friday running for Alex or Logan, but you can still get some action in.
Unlock our first Chinese GP badge to add it to your collection.
Head to the top of the page now to unlock yours 👆
About 6 hours ago
Sprint Qualifying ✅
That's our Friday complete.
About 7 hours ago
LOGAN to PIT
It's just slow-speed corners. If we can sort slow-speed we'll be alright.
About 7 hours ago
Slight improvements 📊
Our duo set faster times but they won't advance out of SQ1.
Alex gets a 1:37.720 and Logan clocks in a 1:37.923.
Alex - P18 Logan - P20
About 7 hours ago
Take two ✌️
Our second attempts begin with two minutes remaining in the session.
Alex - P16 Logan - P19
About 7 hours ago
Radio complaints 🎤
That team radio from Logan was from his push lap.
Might the Frenchman have cost Sarge time?
About 7 hours ago
LOGAN to PIT
Mate, Gasly impeded me.
About 7 hours ago
First times set ⏱️
Alex gets a 1:38.043 and Logan puts in a 1:38.332.
They were the first to set a benchmark so there's no true indicator where they are just yet...
Alex - P9 Logan - P12
About 7 hours ago
Rain reported 🌧️
It's not particularly visible from the cameras, but there are reports of rain drops hitting some drivers' visors.
About 7 hours ago
PIT to ALEX
Track should be okay. Go push.
About 7 hours ago
SQ1 medium tyres equipped 🟡
Alex leads Logan out onto the track with our duo using their first set of the two pre-allocated mediums for SQ1.
About 7 hours ago
PIT to ALEX
Fire up now...
About 7 hours ago
Heading to the pit wall 👉
The boss is set for Sprint qualifying. We're nearly there.
About 7 hours ago
15 minutes to go ⏳
Stay tuned... The first Sprint qualifying of the year is almost upon us
About 7 hours ago
Hear from Alex, Logan, and a special guest... 📺
Team Torque returned for episode 5 with another driver joining our Williams Racing pair.
Tune in below to watch Albono and Sarge host Oscar Piastri as the three recap their Japanese adventures and Chinese hopes.
About 7 hours ago
Team Torque from China 🇨🇳
Welcome to Team Torque, hosted by Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant. You asked for it, now he's here! This week our duo are joined by Oscar Piastri ahead of the 2024 Chinese Grand Prix.
About 7 hours ago
Unlocked your China badge? 🇨🇳🔓
The weekend is only just underway but you can unlock your Chinese GP badge!
This is the first time to add China to your collection after its absence from F1 so don't forget.
Head to the top of the page now to claim yours 👆
About 8 hours ago
Sarge snapped 📸
Logan enjoyed his first taste of China in FP1 earlier
About 8 hours ago
Time to check the data 🧑‍💻
We have one hour of track time under our belt.
Those laps will give us the insight we need to prepare for Sprint qualifying, the next session that starts in a little under three hours.
About 10 hours ago
FP1 ✅
Here's how we finished China's only practice session
About 10 hours ago
Box, box 🅿️
Our two runners are back in the pit lane as the clock ticks down.
Alex - P7 Logan - P14
About 10 hours ago
In formation 📸
Alex leads Logan out of the pit lane
About 10 hours ago
Albon to the top 🟣🟣🟣
Soft tyres on Albono puts our No23 to the top as he goes purple in every sector.
A 1:37.229 sees Alex eight-tenths ahead of Leclerc in P2.
Alex - P1 Logan - P3
About 10 hours ago
Towards the top 📈
Logan goes to P2! His time is 1:38.317 — and he's not even happy with his lap.
Replays show him running slightly wide onto the gravel...
Logan - P12 Alex - P19
About 10 hours ago
Sarge on softs 👉
Logan returns to a quieter track as other runners head in.
He has red-ringed tyres on his FW46 ready for some quali runs.
About 10 hours ago
In 🔀 Out
Alex and Logan both head into the pit lane and emerge back on track.
Albono halts for a dummy pit stop as Sarge drives straight through.
Some pit stop timing data in for our engineers and strategists to work with.
Both cars will return to stop after this lap...
Alex - P17 Logan - P20
About 10 hours ago
PIT to ALEX
Go switch to go in. We'll box this lap.
About 10 hours ago
Panda watch 📸
The first shot of Alex's Chinese GP helmet in action is here!
About 10 hours ago
Race runs 📊
There aren't many laps with improvements out there as drivers familiarise themselves with the circuit.
Alex and Logan continue their FP1 efforts with nine laps (and counting) apiece.
Alex - P14 Logan - P18
About 10 hours ago
Back to it 💪
With the situation quickly under control we go back out.
Alex and Logan sat at the end of the pit lane ready to get more mileage with their medium Pirellis.
About 10 hours ago
Early stoppage 🔴
The session briefly stops as a fire has broken out on the grass next to the track.
Firefighting marshals are on site to keep the situation under control
About 11 hours ago
Improvements in 📈
Better times from our duo.
Alex has 1:40.216 and Logan with 1:40.862.
Alex - P12 Logan - P14
About 11 hours ago
First times done ✅
We have the first lap times in with medium tyres equipped.
Alex begins with a 1:40.857 while Logan's first-ever lap of Shanghai is 1:44.457.
Alex - P12 Logan - P16
About 11 hours ago
PIT to ALEX
Open a gap... Okay. Go push.
About 11 hours ago
Two FW46s heading out 👉
We're five minutes into the session and a busy track sees Alex and Logan venturing out for their first laps.
About 11 hours ago
Logan's first laps incoming... 📸
Sarge looks out ready for FP1
About 11 hours ago
Hear from the boss 📺
Huddle up and listen in as James Vowles speaks to the team ahead of the 2024 Chinese Grand Prix weekend.
About 11 hours ago
TEN MINUTE WARNING 🚨
We have just one hour to get ready for Sprint qualifying later.
FP1 begins in just 10 minutes.
Join us as we prepare for the weekend in China's only Free Practice session of 2024.
About 11 hours ago
Get up to speed with Sprint 📰
About 11 hours ago
Nǐ hǎo China 🇨🇳
It's a Chinese GP weekend after a long five-year absence.
We will bring you everything Williams Racing from the Shanghai International Circuit here for three days of competitive action.
About 11 hours ago
Saying hello from Shanghai 📸
The Chinese GP is back!
About 11 hours ago
China 2024
Race Weekend
Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix 2024
Times displayed in your local time zone.
Fri, 19 April, 03:30
Free Practice 1
Fri, 19 April, 07:30
Sprint Quali
Sat, 20 April, 03:00
Sprint
Sat, 20 April, 07:00
Qualifying
Sun, 21 April, 07:00
Race
A warm welcome back to the Shanghai International Circuit after its absence from Formula 1 since 2020's race cancellation.
Shanghai has hosted the Chinese Grand Prix since its inauguration in 2004 with this impressive circuit of eye-catching architecture and facilities.
Its layout, with a combination of long straights and a diverse range of corners, features wide corners to encourage passing and differing lines, and two long straights where slipstreaming guarantees wheel-to-wheel action.
Circuit Overview:
The Shanghai International Circuit sits at 5.451 km (3.388 miles) with 16 turns, starting with the seemingly never-ending snail-shaped Turns 1 and 2 — two tightening right-handers that demand careful braking and precise throttle control.
Sector 2 begins with a right-hand hairpin, but it's mostly single file through the curves until reaching the entirely different third and final sector.
There's a 1.2 km straight between Turn 13 and Turn 14 for drivers to drag race down, and the lap concludes on the pit straight, which itself is 0.8 km long for more flat-out racing.
Fast Facts
Circuit Name: Shanghai International Circuit
Location: Shanghai, China
First Grand Prix: 2004
Circuit Length: 5.451 km (3.387 miles)
Race Distance: 305.066 km (189.559 miles)
Laps: 56
Lap Record: 1:32.238 (Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004)
Alex Albon Last Year
Race: N/A
Fastest Lap: N/A
Qualifying: N/A
Tyre Strategy: N/A
Logan Sargeant Last Year
Race: N/A
Fastest Lap: N/A
Qualifying: N/A
Tyre Strategy: N/A
Williams Racing's Chinese GP History
Best Finish: P5 (Juan-Pablo Montoya, 2004 / Felipe Massa, 2015)
Best Qualifying: P4 (Felipe Massa, 2015)
Alex's Best Finish: P10 (2019)
Logan's Best Finish: N/A
Williams Racing Highlight: Felipe and teammate Valtteri Bottas took two consecutive double-points scoring races in 2015 and 2016 at China, with Felipe leading a P5-P6 finish in 2015.
China At A Glance
Capital: Beijing
Population: 1.4 billion
Size: 9,596,961 sq km
Language: Mandarin
Currency: Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Sprint
STARTS IN
00
D
12
H
42
M
21
S
Shootout
P18
finished
A. Albon
P20
finished
L. Sargeant
Yesterday
James speaks about a 'disappointing' day 📺
Williams Racing's Team Principal discusses how the team's Friday in China went.
About 4 hours ago
Grab your Chinese GP badge 🇨🇳
There is no more Friday running for Alex or Logan, but you can still get some action in.
Unlock our first Chinese GP badge to add it to your collection.
Head to the top of the page now to unlock yours 👆
About 6 hours ago
Sprint Qualifying ✅
That's our Friday complete.
About 7 hours ago
LOGAN to PIT
It's just slow-speed corners. If we can sort slow-speed we'll be alright.
About 7 hours ago
Slight improvements 📊
Our duo set faster times but they won't advance out of SQ1.
Alex gets a 1:37.720 and Logan clocks in a 1:37.923.
Alex - P18 Logan - P20
About 7 hours ago
Take two ✌️
Our second attempts begin with two minutes remaining in the session.
Alex - P16 Logan - P19
About 7 hours ago
Radio complaints 🎤
That team radio from Logan was from his push lap.
Might the Frenchman have cost Sarge time?
About 7 hours ago
LOGAN to PIT
Mate, Gasly impeded me.
About 7 hours ago
First times set ⏱️
Alex gets a 1:38.043 and Logan puts in a 1:38.332.
They were the first to set a benchmark so there's no true indicator where they are just yet...
Alex - P9 Logan - P12
About 7 hours ago
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