@thecollaroyboys – Shanghai’s never been the best at providing information ahead of time. The language barrier doesn’t help either. You might be better off looking at Sepang or Singapore – both provide information as early as the first week of the New Year. If you really want to go for Shanghai next year, though, once the dates are available, block them off right away, then go here to F1F to look for information and tips. Bookmarking the racing-china ticket page helps, too. I bought my tickets there in 2010, and I got my tickets by courier bang on schedule. They also have a helpful phone hotline if you have any questions, but you will need to be a touch patient with the language barrier and whatnot.
@widseth – Yep, that’s the official ticket site. And you picked the best spot – not only does H provide you a view of the overtaking corner, if you got the seats at the rightmost edge, you’ll also get a great view of the pit entry and the start-finish straight. I sat at stand K in 2010 (back then, they lumped the H and K stands under one option and you couldn’t choose your seat then either). That provided the best view of the entire back straight – especially nice if you want a nice, long stare at your favorite driver or an overtaking attempt. Be warned, though, the TVs are a bit on the small side in the H/K area, so it may be hard to see what’s on them at times.
One more thing – you can sit anywhere on the Friday, so you might want to stake out in front of your favorite team’s pit garage in Grandstand A.