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Pressed 4 Time Chinese Grand Prix preview

The Canadian eMotorsports Network Formula 1 Series heads to Asia for a two-race mini-tour beginning tonight with the 11th round of the season, the Pressed 4 Time Print, Copy and Design Chinese Grand Prix at the virtual Shanghai International Circuit.

The live broadcast will begin with the pre-race show at 7:30 p.m. EST on the Canadian eMotorsports Network Facebook page, followed by live qualifying starting at 7:40 p.m. EST, and then by the race itself immediately afterward.

For the third straight week, a safety car influenced the outcome at last week’s Cracked Device Company Italian Grand Prix from the virtual Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, producing an exciting four-lap shootout to finish the race.

In the end, the Hurricanes eMotorsports Honda of Corbin MacAulay outlasted the Ares Racing Ferrari of Darcy Ford to extend his lead in the driver’s standings to 21 points over Zach Sullivan, who finished third in his North Border Racing Ferrari.

Meanwhile, on the constructor’s side, North Border Racing’s lead atop the table has shrunk to just four points over second-place Hurricanes eMotorsports, with Alpha Flow F1 lurking in third place, 39 points back of the lead.

Built in 2004, Shanghai International Circuit is the first of the more modern Formula 1 tracks drivers will see this season. Measuring 5.451 km, the track features 16 turns and two long straightaways.

The lap begins with a double right-hander taken at 185 km/h, which then slows down into Turns 3 and 4, taken at 105 km/h and needing a good exit to build speed down the straightaway into Turn 5, a quick right-hander leaning into Turn 6, a right-hand hairpin taken in second gear.

Upon exit, drivers will navigate a long, high-speed chicane comprising Turns 7 and 8 before slowing down for Turns 9 and 10, consecutive left-handers leading into a medium-length straightaway. Turn 11 begins a slow left-right chicane connected to Turn 12, a winding right-hander leading into Turn 13, where a clean exit is crucial to get speed built up on the ensuing straightaway, the first of two DRS zones on the circuit.

Turn 14 is a right-hand hairpin requiring a hard brake about 150 metres before entry into the turn, and upon exit through Turn 15, it’s a short straightaway before taking Turn 16, the final left-hander, before getting back onto the start-finish straightaway with the benefit of DRS to complete the lap.

Here is a look at the point standings entering the round of 11.

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020