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The 2005 Chinese Grand Prix Preview

The 2005 season comes to an end in China, with Renault and McLaren in a thrilling and close battle to take the constructors' title. With only two points between them, everything is to play for. Tom Keeble previews the race and rates the teams' chances of success ahead of the final round of the 2005 season

With a dominant show by Renault and McLaren in China, there is little doubt that these are the teams to watch over the coming weekend. In 2004, Renault struggled to get the best out of their car, but with the Constructors' Championship right in their grasp, they are fighting to the last, complete with a new specification engine that only has to last one race. it could be an exciting event.

Track: The pit straight sees speeds over 200mph, in to the opening corner, a long, sweeping, 270 degree right hander that is immediately followed by a right then left. The exit of turn three leads to left/right flicks and speed building back up towards 190 mph on the run down to the hairpin at turn six. A short straight then leads to the long, sweeping turns seven and eight.

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