Huh, I should been there on podium!!!The Formula One season resumes this week with the third round, the 2013 UBS Chinese Grand Prix, taking place at the 5.451 km Shanghai International Circuit, located 40 kms outside of the city.
This year's race will be the 10th anniversary of the Chinese Grand Prix which made its debut during the 2004 season.
'Shanghai specialist' Nico has led 78 of a total of 168 laps (46%) in the past three years in China. Nico and Lewis have won the last two Chinese Grands Prix in 2012 and 2011 respectively. Mercedes-Benz is the most successful engine manufacturer in China, with four wins in the past five races. Shanghai has a medium Safety Car risk, with deployments in one third of the nine races so far.
Nico travels to China with “very good memories” from winning his first Formula One race in Shanghai last year, and having “led the race there for the past three years. I enjoy the Shanghai track a great deal and I have a positive feeling going there with the car that we have at the moment.”
Lewis is looking forward to going racing again: “it feels like a long time since Malaysia! My first two races with my new team have been a great experience and everyone has made me feel so welcome. We've had a better start than we expected and to have finished in fifth and third places so far is really positive. I know there is much more to come so we will keep working hard and pushing the development of the car.”