Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka

Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka

Circuit Information

Grand Prix Date: 13th October 2019 06:06
Bonus Round: No
Circuit Name: Suzuka International Racing Course
Number of Laps: 53
Circuit Length: 5.807
Race Distance: 307.471
Lap Record: 1:31.540 Kimi R?ikk?nen (2005)

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Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka Circuit for short, in Japan is one of the most difficult racing tracks in the world. It is a technically, physically and mentally challenging race circuit. Nevertheless, the track is one of the favourites among Formula One drivers, and the spectators like it as well. It is one of few circuits in the world to have a figure-of-eight layout, meaning the circuit runs both clockwise and anti-clockwise. The track does not actually intersect with itself, instead the back straight passes over the front section by means of an overpass.

Suzuka is a high-speed circuit with a top speed of 315 km/h and an average speed of about 230 km/h. The circuit length is 5.81 kilometers and it has a varied mix of high and low speed corners. A total of 18 corners with 10 right turns and 8 left turns. The best possibility for overtaking is the tight Casio Triangle chicane at the end of the lap, even though the course is very narrow at this point. There are very small margins for driver error in Suzuka because there are almost no tarmac run-off areas, which mean that it is easy to get stuck in the gravel.