Suzuka

Circuit Technical data
Location: Japan Power: 11
Date: May 3rd, 2019 Handling: 18
Race distance: 310.6km Acceleration: 13
Laps: 53 Downforce: Medium
Lap distance: 5.86 km Overtaking: Hard
Average speed: 236.83 km/h Suspension rigidity: Medium
Grand Prix Held: 30 Fuel consumption: Medium
Number of corners: 14 Tyre wear: Medium
Time in/out of pits: 15s Grip level: Very high
Category: F1
Records
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Season Best qualifying lap
S40, R1
Jan 24th, 2014
Christos Bobolis 1:30.112s
Season Master
S29, R16
Mar 6th, 2012
Keri Lovell 1:31.701s
Season Pro
S57, R12
Feb 25th, 2017
Francisco Merte 1:32.354s
Season Amateur
S51, R17
Mar 1st, 2016
Harri Honkamäki 1:34.601s
Season Rookie
S45, R16
Feb 10th, 2015
Helonaki Segamisi 1:37.764s
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Season Track record
S68, R4
Dec 28th, 2018
Róbert László1 1:29.081s
Season Master
S55, R7
Oct 7th, 2016
Paulo Pinto 1:30.422s
Season Pro
S57, R12
Feb 28th, 2017
Balázs Horváth 1:31.719s
Season Amateur
S29, R16
Mar 6th, 2012
Marcin Sadowski 1:33.478s
Season Rookie
S45, R16
Feb 10th, 2015
Jeisiel Rodrigues 1:34.885s
Description

This circuit began life in 1962 as a Honda test track and was designed by Dutchman John Hugenholz. Situated about 30 miles south-west of Nagoya, the track formed part of a motorcycle theme park, close to the nearby Honda factory. The park's expansion mirrored that of Honda, growing into a massive complex of hotels, golf courses and vehicle exhibits.

Suzuka staged its first GP in 1963, a sportscar race won by British driver Peter Warr, who was later to see success at the head of the Lotus team. The circuit staged sportscar GPs upto 1969, with Formula 2 races following from 1971-1975, but there was disappointment in 1976 as the F1 circus favoured the Mount Fuji circuit for its arrival in Japan. It was in 1987, ten years after the last Japanese GP at Mount Fuji, that F1 finally arrived at Suzuka. Though safety modifications had reduced lap speeds, the track still posed an interesting challenge to the drivers - and remains to this day one of the few 'figure-of-eight' circuits.

The 1989 and 1990 races proved the subject of much debate, as bitter rivals Senna and Prost collided in both races, each time effectively deciding the title, Prost winning in 1989, with Senna claiming revenge a year later.

Recent years have seen substantial investment in facilities, as Honda contemplates a bid from rivals Toyota to return the Japanese GP to their revised Mount Fuji track.

History
Season Race Winner Pole position Fastest lap
1 12 Manuel Gonzalez
1h28:36.848s
Manuel Gonzalez
3:17.345s
Alvydas Subacius
1:37.447s
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2 7 Cristian Iorga
1h25:38.506s
Mariano Torregomez
3:09.591s
Cristian Iorga
1:34.651s
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4 16 Gatis Laugalis
1h25:39.858s
Maxim Kotov
3:06.777s
Cristian Iorga1
1:34.798s
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5 6 Petar Totev2
1h26:03.694s
Cristian Iorga1
3:09.251s
Cristian Iorga1
1:35.895s
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6 1 Edvinas Pranculevicius
1h26:38.737s
Edvinas Pranculevicius
3:09.935s
Edvinas Pranculevicius
1:36.302s
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8 15 Maxim Kotov1
1h37:23.659s
Edvinas Pranculevicius
3:38.792s
Maxim Kotov1
1:48.920s
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10 16 Leandro Sereno
1h21:54.038s
Leandro Sereno
3:01.919s
Martynas Molneris
1:30.445s
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13 Test track Total test laps: 447782
Your test laps: ???
- Jari Aareskoski1
1:30.235s
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14 2 Jari Aareskoski2
1h21:59.817s
Jari Aareskoski2
3:01.981s
Heidi Aareskoski
1:30.438s
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16 13 Vladimir Islentiev2
1h23:08.854s
Jari Aareskoski2
3:05.408s
Vladimir Islentiev2
1:32.212s
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18 3 Toygun Senler
1h22:37.454s
Toygun Senler
3:05.270s
Toygun Senler
1:31.184s
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20 7 Toygun Senler2
1h22:16.706s
Toygun Senler2
3:04.171s
Toygun Senler2
1:30.938s
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22 3 João Monteiro
1h22:49.589s
João Monteiro
3:05.114s
Leandro Sereno2
1:31.677s
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23 2 Zdenek Hladik1
1h25:40.522s
Edvinas Pranculevicius1
3:03.573s
Leandro Sereno2
1:31.248s
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24 15 Zdenek Hladik1
1h21:57.732s
Zdenek Hladik1
3:03.291s
Zdenek Hladik1
1:31.081s
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27 11 Justinas Smyšliajevas1
1h22:12.988s
Laila Britāle
3:02.635s
Justinas Smyšliajevas1
1:30.766s
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29 16 Justinas Smyšliajevas3
1h21:41.046s
Mindaugas Sarocka
3:02.353s
Justinas Smyšliajevas3
1:30.660s
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31 10 Atis Praudins
1h22:05.902s
Atis Praudins
3:02.977s
Atis Praudins
1:31.069s
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33 1 Atis Praudins
1h22:10.511s
Atis Praudins
3:02.146s
Atis Praudins
1:30.922s
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37 11 Leandro Sereno5
1h22:08.388s
Leandro Sereno5
3:03.022s
Leandro Sereno5
1:31.490s
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38 10 Vsevolod Demydov
1h22:41.663s
Sion Francis
3:04.253s
Roman Maksimenkov
1:30.934s
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40 1 Christos Bobolis
1h22:01.033s
Sion Francis
3:01.784s
Apostolis Goutzos
1:30.476s
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43 16 Roland Postle
1h22:44.526s
João Monteiro1
3:16.361s
João Monteiro1
1:30.621s
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45 16 Roland Postle1
1h22:27.366s
Roland Postle1
3:03.462s
Roland Postle1
1:31.462s
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49 10 Christos Bobolis1
1h34:21.373s
Vsevolod Demydov2
3:30.473s
Jukka Sireni
1:45.291s
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50 Test track Total test laps: 1294770
Your test laps: ???
- Marc De Jong
1:31.602s
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51 17 Ioannis Dimitroglou
1h22:15.301s
Jukka Sireni
3:02.313s
Ioannis Dimitroglou
1:30.818s
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55 7 Ioannis Dimitroglou1
1h21:39.548s
Ioannis Dimitroglou1
3:03.116s
Ioannis Dimitroglou1
1:29.729s
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57 12 Nikolay Ivanov
1h22:18.867s
Rafael Mantovani
3:02.229s
Jan Velske
1:29.258s
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61 3 Paulo Pinto1
1h22:52.169s
Vladimir Islentiev2
3:02.787s
David Rolleston
1:30.151s
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66 17 Łukasz Dudek
1h22:57.787s
Toni Söyrinki
3:04.881s
Rafal Celejewski
1:30.994s
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68 4 Róbert László1
1h21:41.979s
Martin Bedoya
3:02.401s
Róbert László1
1:29.081s
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