Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton comes into the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix as the favourite to win the race at the Shanghai International Circuit after the Mercedes driver won the last race in Bahrain.

Where to Watch Live

The first practice session of the Chinese Grand Prix starts at 3am BST, with Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD providing live coverage in the UK.

Real-time internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website. Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 7pm BST.

Track Facts

  • Circuit Name: Shanghai International Circuit
  • First F1 Race: 2004
  • Circuit Length: 5.451 km
  • Number of Laps: 56
  • Race Distance: 305.066 km
  • Fastest Lap: Pedro De La Rosa 1:31.447
  • Most Wins: Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso (2)
  • 2013 Winner: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
  • 2013 Pole: Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

Driver's Championship Review

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg is leading the drivers championship leader board with 61 points. His teammate Hamilton is behind the German driver by 11 points in second place. Force India's Nico Hulkenberg is third with 28 points, while Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is two points behind Hulkenberg in fourth place.

Constructor's Championship Review

With Rosberg and Hamilton impressing in the opening few races, Mercedes are first in the constructor's championship review. They are leading the table with 111 points. Force India climbed to second and are 67 points behind Mercedes.

McLaren are one point behind Force India and are third place. Meanwhile, Red Bull are fourth with 35 points.

Weather News

The weather forecast in Shanghai is partly cloudy for Friday's practice session. Temperatures will be around 25C with no possibility of rain before the start of the first and second session.