Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton should be basking in the glory of winning the 2015 Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, but he has found himself in hot water for his actions at the awards ceremony as he celebrated by spraying champagne in the face of a hostess.
Posts tagged ‘Chinese Grand Prix’
As his teammate Liu Xiang watched on the stands, Shanghai native Xie Wenjun clocked a personal best of 13.23 seconds to win in men's hurdles in the IAAF Diamond League Shanghai last night, a surprising and yet fascinating finish in front of his home crowd. Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and David Oliver finished 2nd and 3rd in the competition.
Red Bull Renault claimed their historic first victory yesterday as Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber celebrated on podium in Shanghai GP. A source told us that the Chinese Grand Prix only sold 70 percent of its tickets despite the prices were cut nearly half than the previous year.
"The economic crisis has indeed affected the sport and we felt there's a need to adjust the prices," Jiang Lan(姜澜), general manager of the Juss Event Co Ltd, the organizer, told Qianjiang Evening News(钱江晚报), a Hangzhou-based paper, "Another reason is to help recruit more Chinese F1 fans."
Chinese Grand Prix, hosted at the $450m Shanghai International Circuit since 2004, may see its end in 2010 when the contract with F1 expires.
"We're doing the assessment. By next year we should be able to give you an answer," Qiu Weichang, deputy director of the Shanghai Administration of Sports, told AFP on Thursday when asked about the future of the racing event. Early this month, Shanghai Grand Prix was announced by F1 to be rescheduled to play in April next year, a move, according to Chinese media, is to avoid clash with the ATP Masters Series next October.