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Jean-Eric Vergne sufffered more than his share of bad luck at the Spanish Grand Prix, but he intends to take it in his stride as he makes steps toward Monaco...
Small windows - Daniel's blog May 14, 2013
With upgrades on the STR8, Toro Rosso looked stronger in Barcelona, and after productive practice sessions, Daniel qualified 11th. In the race he advanced on that to finish 10th and snatch the final...
The enduring passion of karting | JEV's blog May 1, 2013
In the week since the Bahrain Grand Prix, Jean-Eric Vergne has gone back to college and taken some of the Toro Rosso team karting for his birthday...
The ups and downs of F1 - Daniel's blog Apr 22, 2013
After a career-best result last week in China, this week Daniel Ricciardo experienced the other side of things as his Bahrain Grand Prix was ruined by a suspiciously reluctant Toro Rosso STR8.
A little desert rain storm | JEV's blog Apr 18, 2013
The rain in Bahrain falls mainly on Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne as he reveals in his latest blog...
- Shanghai, China
- APR 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
- APR 15, 2012 at 11:00 PM
- Even without looking at the long straight leading into a tight hairpin signature, it’s clear that the Shanghai International Circuit is from the pen of Hermann Tilke. Purpose built for the Chinese F1 Grand Prix in 2004, the circuit owners recently signed an extension to their contract to host F1 GPs for the next seven years. Located about 30km outside Shanghai, the circuit is a spectacular, ultra-modern F1 track, designed to be a race circuit for the new millennium. It’s also huge, so bring your walking shoes. If you forgot to pack any, don’t worry: they make everything in China and they sell it all in Shanghai. Tilke’s other tradition of creating a circuit that nods toward local culture continues here: the track takes the shape of the Chinese symbol 'Shang' which means ‘high’. Notable races include Michael Schumacher’s last (or most recent) F1 victory in 2006, although Lewis Hamilton seems to be the man to watch; from running his tyres into the ground as a rookie in 2007 (while Kimi Raikkonen claimed Ferrari’s 200th GP win) to a commanding win in 2008 and an eyecatching drive last year when he passed a charging Sebastian Vettel in the awe-inspiring RB7.