The People's Republic of China is a country in eastern Asia, It is the world's third or fourth largest country by size, and the largest by population, with more than 1.4 billion residents. One person in every five on Earth is a resident of China. It is bordered by North Korea, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.
The Chinese Grand Prix has been held at Shanghai International Circuit every year since 2004, except in 2020 as the race was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in which the city of Wuhan was the epicenter of the pandemic. China has never had a Formula One driver in a race, nor has it ever fielded a team. Several Chinese racers however, have tested F1 machinery. Ma Qinghua participated in free practice weekends for HRT and Caterham in 2012 and 2013 respectively, while Renault Junior and F2 racer Guanyu Zhou took part in testing in 2020.