JAPANESE GRAND PRIX

SUZUKA CIRCUIT

Track Info
JAPANESE GRAND PRIX

The Japanese Grand Prix is an unmissable event for true motor sport fans. Furthermore, for us, F1 Japan is something of a home race because of our partnership with Honda.

In fact, it was the founder of the Japanese auto company, Soichiro Honda, who wanted to build this facility, as a test track for the company’s cars. It’s also home to our friends from Casio, so Suzuka feels a bit like home for us at Scuderia Toro Rosso.

The Japanese GP rewards the audacious!

There have been 34 editions of the Japanese Grand Prix, from 1976 to the present day. The first two and those in 2007 and 2008 were held at Fuji, with all others taking place at Suzuka. Dating back to 1962, the John Hugenholtz-designed Suzuka Circuit is that rare creature, a Formula One circuit that tests every aspect of car and driver.

Like Spa, there are awesome high-speed corners such as 130R that push a driver’s resolve to the limit, an amazing ‘esses’ section, where incredibly rapid changes of direction put a premium on bravery and car balance, and the Degner Curves, at which the only options are perfection or a long walk back to the pits.

Not enough? OK, how about this: the Suzuka GP is held in the middle of a theme park called Motopia, it’s got its own Ferris wheel and the track is F1’s only figure-8 layout, even if the original design featured three cross over points!

Ask any F1 driver to nominate their favourite circuits and this one will make the top three every time. Once again, looking at the last five races here, covering the hybrid era, all the wins have gone to Mercedes: One win for Nico Rosberg in 2016, the year he became the F1 World Champion) and four for Lewis Hamilton, including 2018 Japanese Grand Prix.

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11/10 FP1: 10:00 - 11:30 FP2: 14:00 - 15:30
12/10 FP3: 12:00 - 13:00 QUALI: 15:00 - 16:00
13/10 RACE: 14:10
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