The enduring, Honda-owned, high-speed, 18-corner, Suzuka Circuit is a favorite of drivers and followers alike, with its ‘S’ Curves, Spoon and 130R the circuit is one among F1’s most celebrated tracks and has performed host to many memorable moments, with 12 Drivers’ Championships settled there, together with most lately in 2022 when Max Verstappen sealed his second consecutive title.
In 2024, the Japanese Grand Prix will transfer to a brand new slot in April, between the races in Australia and China, as a part of F1’s efforts to rationalise its calendar and grow to be internet zero by 2030. This transfer creates a extra environment friendly stream of races and reduces the gap that freight travels all over the world.
Japan’s world-famous cherry blossom season may even be in full bloom, providing followers the chance to soak up incredible racing and one among earth’s most iconic pure spectacles.
Final 12 months’s Japanese Grand Prix was attended by 222,000 passionate followers throughout the race weekend, up from 200,000 in 2022. It additionally noticed greater than 20,000 individuals attend the primary ever F1 Fan Pageant in downtown Tokyo, with appearances by drivers together with Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Esteban Ocon, and hometown hero Yuki Tsunoda.
“Suzuka is a particular circuit and a part of the material of the game,” mentioned Stefano Domenicali, “so I’m delighted that F1 will proceed to race there till no less than 2029. As we put together to return to Japan sooner than typical this season, l want to categorical my large gratitude to the promoter and workforce at Honda MobilityLand for supporting our effort in the direction of better calendar rationalisation as we glance to make the game extra sustainable.
“Our followers in Japan embrace System 1 with a singular ardour and we stay up for working with the promoter to present followers the expertise they deserve for years to return.”
“I’m happy that we will proceed internet hosting the System 1 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit from 2025 onwards,” added Tsuyoshi Saito, President and Consultant Director of Honda Mobilityland Company. “I want to categorical our honest gratitude to Mr. Stefano Domenicali and different associated System 1 members.
“We purpose to create a sustainable future and presently we’re getting ready to welcome many followers for the 2024 System 1 Japanese Grand Prix in April, the primary time the occasion shall be held within the spring season. We’ll proceed to work along with the native communities and authorities businesses, together with Mie Prefecture and Suzuka Metropolis, in order that Suzuka can proceed to be liked by followers all over the world and contribute to the prosperity of motorsports tradition and industrial growth.”
Now we have to see related long-term offers for Silverstone, Monza, Monaco, Mexico, Imola, Spa and Zandvoort.