Built in 1962 by Honda, the Suzuka International Racing Course is the present venue for the F1 Japanese Grand Prix. The circuit has an unusual figure 8 layout, the track is an enjoyable one for fans and drivers and also one of the oldest. The Grand Prix circuit is 5.8 km long and has 17 turns. The circuit is also hosts Suzuka 8 hours, WTCC, Super GT, Super Formula, MJF Superbike, D1 Grand Prix and Super Taikyu events.
The circuit was designed by Dutchman John "Hans" Hugenholtz and has been modified three times, mostly to improve safety.
Onboard with Fernando Alonso during Qualifying in Suzuka at the 2012 Japanese GP
Lewis Hamilton is closing in on his fourth world championship after he secured victory at the Japanese Grand Prix as
Lewis Hamilton heads to Suzuka for this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix looking to extend his lead at the top of the drivers' championship.
Max Verstappen sealed victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton finished second to extend his lead in the championship standings.
The Malaysian Grand Prix has been a permanent fixture on the Formula One calendar since it hosted it's first race in 1999.
The fight for the Formula One World Championship moves on to Malaysia this weekend with the race expected to be the last held at the Sepang circuit.
Lewis Hamilton will head into the summer break 14 points behind title rival Sebastian Vettel following his impressive sporting gesture
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