Suzuka 1076

Suzuka

Set in an amusement park, Suzuka’s figure-of-eight layout is unique in Formula 1.

Country
Japan
Location
Suzuka, Mie Prefecture
Co-ordinates
34.842929, 136.540708
Latest Race
First Race

Set in an amusement park, Suzuka’s figure-of-eight layout is unique in Formula 1. Since first hosting the Japanese Grand Prix in 1987, it has been widely recognised as one of the sport’s finest circuits, rivalled only by Spa-Francorchamps as the greatest test for today’s GP drivers. Originally designed by John Hugenholtz as a test circuit for Honda (which still owns the facility), Suzuka was the scene of championship showdowns between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in 1989 and 1990, when the bitter rivals collided. Nelson Piquet, Damon Hill, Mika Hakkinen and Sebastian Vettel have all secured world titles here, and Michael Schumacher clinched Ferrari’s first drivers’ crown in 21 years at Suzuka in 2000.

Full Circuit

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.608 (Miles)

Description

Last corner modified

Fastest Race Lap

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Benz F1 W10 EQ Power+), 1m30.983, 142.761 mph, F1, 2018

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari SF90), 1m27.064, 149.187 mph, F1, 2019

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.617 (Miles)

Description

130R eased to extend run-off area, final chicane modified

Fastest Race Lap

Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren MP4/20-Mercedes-Benz), 1m31.540, 142.246 mph, F1, 2005

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Michael Schumacher (Ferrari 248F1), 1m28.954, 146.382 mph, F1, 2006

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.641 (Miles)

Description

Degner Curve replaced by two corners

Fastest Race Lap

Ralf Schumacher (Williams FW23-BMW), 1m36.944, 135.208 mph, F1, 2001

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Michael Schumacher (Ferrari F2001), 1m32.484, 141.728 mph, F1, 2001

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.694 (Miles)

Description

Chicane inserted before the start

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.731 (Miles)

Description

Original circuit

Motorcycle Circuit

2003

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.619 (Miles)

Description

Chicane built at Last Curve for motorcycles

West Circuit

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.706 (Miles)

Description

Chicane built at Last Curve for motorcycles

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.728 (Miles)

East Circuit

1987 - 2008

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.394 (Miles)

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