Stats: Red Bull back where it all began

Stats: Red Bull back where it all began

Red Bull arrives in China amid the 'multi 21' team furore, but it's a venue that has happy memories for the squad. Michele Merlino explains why and collates the other big Shanghai stats

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• Sebastian Vettel has started from pole at Shanghai three times (a record for the circuit), but has won only once, in 2009. This was the first win in Red Bull's history, but it has scored another 34 since then.

Vettel has had just one other podium finish in China, a second place in 2011. His starts here are invariably poor. In each of the past three years, he's lost at least two places on the opening lap.

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