Japan: Suzuka

Circuit name: Suzuka
Location: Suzuka
Laps: 53
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.