The 2017 Chinese GP will take place this weekend at the Shanghai International Circuit, in Jiading, Shanghai and will be the 14th race held in China, as all Grands Prix have been held at Shanghai International Circuit. Scuderia Ferrari has won four races so far, the same as Mercedes, with McLaren being the only other team to win at least one Grand Prix.
The Chinese GP debuted on 26 September 2004, and was won by Scuderia Ferrari’s Rubens Barrichello. The Brazilian racing driver started form pole position and finished ahead of Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren-Mercedes) and Jenson Button (BAR-Honda), as the other Ferrari driver, Michael Schumacher, had to settle for 12th place after a Grand Prix with many incidents, including a collision, a spin and a puncture. Michael Schumacher won for the Maranello team two years later, in 2006, and the result would turn out to be the 91st and last victory of his long and outstanding Formula One career.
Kimi Raikkonen won the 2007 Chinese GP for Scuderia Ferrari and Kimi’s result marked the 200th Grand Prix victory for the Maranello side, as the Finnish driver capitalized on Championship leader Lewis Hamilton’s incident and ensured the World Drivers’ Championship would be decided in the last round of the Formula 1 season, the Brazilian Grand Prix.
The most recent victory for Scuderia Ferrari was scored by Fernando Alonso in 2013, the third round of the F1 championship. Fernando Alonso took his 31st Grand Prix victory after starting third, behind Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus-Renault), as the Spanish driver and Felipe Massa both passed Lewis Hamilton on lap 4, at exactly the same time on the first corner. Alonso went on to win the 2013 Chinese GP, while the Brazilian driver could not keep the same race pace and eventually finished sixth, over 40 seconds behind his teammate.
Sebastian Vettel also has one race victory in the Chinese GP, managed back in 2009 when he was driving for Red Bull-Renault and finished ahead of his teammate, Mark Webber and the two Brawn-Mercedes drivers, Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello, a race which was influenced by the heavy rain at the Shanghai International Circuit.