Driving to Shanghai

Arriving by car is another option, although by law when renting a car, non-Chinese must also hire a driver. This is no bad thing, as your driver will not only be familiar with the city, but also with its occasionally erratic driving habits!

Flying to Shanghai

All domestic & international flights land at Shanghai's Pudong or Hongqiao International Airports. From the terminal, you can reach the downtown core in less than 20 minutes. Shuttle buses, taxis and limousines, service all major downtown hotels from the airports. All major car rental companies have service counters in the terminal. To learn more about the Shanghai's Pudong and Hongqiao Airports, Shanghai's custom policies and access to the Downtown area from the airport, click here.

Plan your stay

To plan your stay in Shanghai, click here.

Leave your car at home or at the hotel

Public transport is the easiest way to get to and from the track. SIC has its own Metro station, or special buses will take you to the circuit from selected points around the city.

Wear comfortable walking shoes

You may have to walk up to 2 km (1.2-mile) before reaching the grandstand seats located in front of the pits. Walking shoes, sneakers or flat heels shoes are most appropriate. Please take into account the walking distance to your seat, in order to be on time for the beginning of the race sessions.

Take the shortest path to your seats

Please get a map or check online where your tickets are located to make sure you get to your seat the shortest and easiest way.

Bring your binoculars, camera and portable radio

Gear up to make sure you don't miss a thing. Bring a pair of binoculars to get a close-up view of the teams at work if of course your seat is located in front of the pits. You are authorized to take pictures of the cars on track if they are for your personal use only.

Bring a hat or a cap and your sunscreen lotion

The FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF SHANGHAI 2017 program will take place in APRIL. We anticipate a warm and sunny weekend, therefore please protect yourself from the summer sun with a hat, a good sunscreen lotion and sunglasses.

Chairs, coolers and other accessories

The organizers reserve the right to prohibit anything onto the site that could be harmful to spectators or participants at the event, including ladders and other folding items. Glass containers are prohibited. In order to free the circulation in the stands and maintain the comfort and security of the spectators, coolers containing beverages or food for personal consumption must fit under the seats in an area with the following dimensions: 22.8 cm (9 inches) height, 45.7 cm (18 inches) length, 25.4 cm (10 inches) depth.

Being an early bird is an advantage

If possible, arrive early in order to locate and reach your grandstand seat. If you hold a general admission ticket, you stand a better chance of enjoying the best view by getting to the site early.

Relax and enjoy your day

Tens of thousands of people will come to the track everyday. Since nobody wants to miss any of the on-track action, food concessions and restrooms will be especially busy between sessions. We ask you to please be patient during these moments. Exiting the site after the race on Sunday will take time, we advise you to relax and visit the beautiful gardens located around the track. You could also find a shady area to unwind while the crowd shuffles out.