Chinese F1 Grandstand And Grand Prix Circuit map


Detailed Chinese F1 seating information on all grandstands is set out in the Chinese Grand Prix circuit maps below. The seating on 60% of grandstands for the 2020 Chinese F1 Grand Prix is uncovered – it is therefore highly recommended to prepare yourself, for all weather conditions e.g. sunscreen, umbrellas, hats, etc. All grandstands offer bigscreen viewing. Usually tickets for the more popular grandstands, like the Main High as well as Grandstands B, H, and K Grandstands tend to sell out first for the Chinese F1 Grand Prix. Only the Main Grandstand and Grandstands H & K are a covered grandstands on the Chinese Grand Prix Circuit.


Before considering the most appropriate package that best suits your 2020 F1 Chinese Grand Prix needs, it is important to consider the location and benefits of the available general admission and grandstand tickets. We suggest that you refer to the attached grandstand map, to further assist you in making the best possible choice.


The Shanghai International Circuit, offers a total of 8 grandstands and 3 grass general admission areas, with a total circuit capacity of 200 000 spectators. All F1 grandstands seats are numbered but only the Main Grandstand as well as Grandstands H & K are covered. There are sufficient catering facilities all around the track, offering soft drinks, beer and fast food.

Main Grandstand – High & Low View images

The covered Main Grandstand with 29,000 seat capacity offers excellent viewing, especially the high section, which provides a spectacular view of almost 75 percent of the circuit This covered Grandstand is located on the pit straight directly opposite the pit area, which means it presents you with views of the racing teams and their pit activities. It also means that you will see the start/finish of the race, from the green light to the chequered flag, as well as have a clear view of the podium ceremony. The F1 Village area, offering a great selection of official team and circuit products, is located behind the Main Grandstand.
Two superscreen TV’s are also located here enabling you to follow the entire race and not loose track of the procedures.

Grandstand B View images

The uncovered Grandstand B is one of the more popular and cheaper grandstands on the Shanghai Circuit, and offers spectacular views of Turns 1, 2, 3 & 4 as well as distant view of Turn 7. The grandstand is situated at the end of the main straight just before Turn 1 – where the cars reach speeds of around 305km/h in sixth gear – before they brake down to about 235km/h in fifth gear into Turn 1, which subjects the drivers to force loads of up to 3.4G. The corner is very long as it sweeps round to the right and is immediately followed by Turn 2 right-hander and then the tight Turn 3 left-hander. The speed of the cars will drop quite low, to about 107km/h, through this challenging section.
The grandstand also features a bigscreen TV, which for obvious reasons makes your entire Grand Prix so much more enjoyable.

Grandstand C View images

The uncovered Grandstand C is located between Turns 5 and 6, Turn 6 being a second gear 105km/h right-hand hairpin. The grandstand offers you good views of the cars as they exit Turn 3, through Turns 4, 5 & 6 and all the way through Turn 7.
A bigscreen is visible from this stand, which makes it so much easier for you to keep track of what is happening later on during the race.

Grandstand D View images

The uncovered Grandstand D is located on the outside of the circuit just after Turn 6. The grandstand is located just across the circuit from Grandstand C and offers you similar views as described for Grandstand C above (although from a different angle). Both grandstands offer good value for money viewing, for the budget conscious race goer.
A bigscreen provides you with the opportunity to follow other parts of the race.

Grandstand E View images

The uncovered Grandstand E is located on the outside of Turns 12 and 13. It is a massive grandstand running all the way around the outside of the 2 corners. These two corners basically form a sweeping double-apex bend and is the widest section of the circuit where the cars can reach up to 250km/h through this complex. The two corners are particularly important for good lap times, as it will determine the cars top speed along the long back straight. The grandstand will offer you good viewing of Turns 11, 12 & 13 as will as the substantial sections of the two back straights.
A bigscreen provides you with the opportunity to follow other parts of the race.

Grandstand G View images

The uncovered Grandstand G is located 2/3 down the long back straight. This grandstand offers you views of the back straight, the first part of the main straight as well as Turns 9, 10 and 15.
The bigscreen diagonally opposite ensures you won’t miss a second of all the other race action.

Grandstand H & K View images

These two covered Grandstands are located towards the end of the back straight, Grandstand H just before Turn 14 and Grandstand K on the other side of the circuit, just after Turn 15. The cars reach the highest speed on the circuit on the long back straight, just before they start braking extremely hard for the very slow 88km/h second gear Turn 14. These two grandstands offer similar views (although from different angles) of the back straight as well as Turns 14, 15 and 16.
A bigscreen is visible from both these stands, which makes it so much easier for you to keep track of what is happening later on during the race.


Facilities for disabled spectators are well provided for and good disabled facilities are available at both Grandstands H and K.

General Admission Areas F, J & N View images

In general, provide for excellent viewing and offer good value for money admission. The Shanghai International Circuit has 3 general admission areas F, J & N, all featuring a variety of grass mounds, which makes the viewing in these areas good. But as always there are no seats and you must be there early to get a good spot, which you stand to loose should you have to visit a toilet or leave to buy food.


The F1 Village is located behind the Main Grandstand area and circuit and other fan merchandise are on sale within this area as well as some interesting displays from the tyre manufacturers and F1 related suppliers. It features pleasant grassed areas, coffee shops fast food outlets and restaurants. The village is accessible from every grandstand.

Food and beverage The organizers provide for a selection of food and beverages, at various outlets located around all the grandstand and general admission areas. The quality of the food in China is normally good, but the prices can be expensive.


For more detailed information on all the F1 Grand Prix racing programs and more specifically for the 2020 F1 Chinese Grand Prix event program, please visit the Chinese circuit information race programme page.


Chinese F1 Circuit and Grandstand Map

Chinese F1 Circuit and Grandstand Map (click to enlarge)