In the nineties plans for a Chinese Grand Prix were originally focussed on Zhuhai, but while the track was built and has hosted international sportscar events, it was not considered suitable for F1. Shanghai emerged as a promising candidate as the city sought to raise its international profile, and Hermann Tilke was engaged to create the circuit. Its construction represented a massive technical challenge, thanks to the swampy site that was chosen. The track hosted its first Grand Prix in 2004, with victory going to Ferrari’s Rubens Barrichello. Subsequently all five World Champions who feature on the 2014 grid have won the race.