Green light for 2011 China race

By on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mar.23 (GMM) China's Shanghai circuit has received the green light for its 2011 race.

The April event was originally given only a provisional date on this year's calendar, pending an FIA inspection to approve improvement works at the seven-year-old venue.

It was reported that the main improvement at the $240 million facility was in the area of track subsidence and drainage.

Subsequently, organisers inked a new seven-year deal with Formula One Management.

On Wednesday, FIA inspectors headed by Charlie Whiting checked the Hermann Tilke-designed circuit and issued a new license, the Shanghai Daily reported.

Promoter Juss Event Management confirmed that the new license is valid for the next three years.

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