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Japanese Grand Prix

Everything you need to know about the Japanese Grand Prix

Round 17 - September 22nd - 24th


The Suzuka International Racing Course was built in 1962, when Soichiro Honda wanted to create a circuit for his -well known- car company, so he could test the cars privately. The Dutch designer, John Hugenholtz, got the memo, and built a track which is now iconic. The track held its first ever Grand Prix in 1987, with Nelson Piquet winning the inaugural race, as well as that year's Championship.

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Suzuka International Racing Course

Turns: 18
DRS Zones: 1
Circuit Length: 5.807 km (3.608 mi)
Total Race Distance: 307.471 km (191.053 mi)
Number of Laps: 53
Lap Record: 1:30.983 (Lewis Hamilton, 2019)

Last 5 Winners

2022: Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2019: Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
2018: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
2017: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
2016: Nico Rosberg, Mercedes


Friday September 22nd:
Practice 1 (FP1) : 03:30 - 04:30
Practice 2 (FP2): 07:00 - 08:30

Saturday September 23rd:
Practice 3 (FP3): 03:30 - 04:30
Qualifying: 07:00 - 08:00

Sunday September 24th:
Race Start: 06:00

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