Following Schumacher's win and announcement of his forthcoming retirement, the Formula One circus is headed to the Shanghai circuit in China, where business as usual will be resumed - with Renault and Ferrari fighting for the championships.
Last season, the Chinese Grand Prix was the final event of the year, with Alonso already crowned drivers' champion and Renault looking to secure the constructors' championship over McLaren.
Although this circuit is relatively convoluted, the long back straight and wide track means that it is not quite another Monaco or Hungaroring: good downforce is well rewarded, too much drag leaves cars vulnerable to be passed on the back straight. Accordingly, good power permits more wing. Similarly, the tight corners reward good mechanical grip through the turns whilst drivability is important to get away afterwards.