Circuit name: Suzuka
Circuit Length: 5.807 km
Lap Record: 1:31.540 – K Raikkonen (2005)
Grand Prix racing was first held in Japan in 1976 at the Fuji circuit – but switched to Suzuka a decade later.
Suzuka, though, now has to share the hosting of the Japanese GP with the Fuji track after agreeing a deal to share the race.
Suzuka is unique to the world championship, with a figure of eight configuration. It has a reputation as a tough and technical track.
It has a lengthy lap, which is tough on tyres.
The circuit is well-run with excellent facilities.