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Chinese Grand Prix gets three year extension until 2020 // Shanghai to see more racing in the future

Published by Christine Blachford

Chinese Grand Prix gets three year extension until 2020
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Amongst the raft of renewals and contracts that are being signed and extended in Formula One at the moment, we've had news that the Chinese Grand Prix will continue until the 2020 season with a three year extension.

The race has been on the F1 calendar since 2004, and whilst it arrived with a bang, it's gradually become less popular and has struggled with visitor numbers in recent years.

The contract announcement also came with the news that the race will likely change dates next season, where it was originally scheduled to take place on 8th April. Although it has yet to be confirmed and ratified by the FIA, the change looks to be a direct swap with Bahrain, which was set to take place on the 15th April. The date change is ideally supposed to help China with visitor numbers as the 8th was a national holiday where most residents leave the Shanghai city for other areas.