Suzuka Circuit articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Button relishes challenge of “unforgiving” Suzuka 8th October 2013, 8:53

Jenson Button says Suzuka is one of the most appealing circuits for a Formula One driver because it doesn’t allow them to get away with making mistakes.

Japanese Grand Prix to stay at Suzuka in 2012 9th March 2011, 9:42

The Japanese Grand Prix will remain on the calendar next year.

Changing tracks: Suzuka 6th October 2010, 12:57

Suzuka Circuit is little different today from the version first used for the Japanese Grand Prix in 1987. Here’s how it’s chnged since then.

Japanese Grand Prix facts and stats 5th October 2009, 7:00

Sebastian Vettel came within three-thousandths of a second of a perfect race result at Japan. It was the 25th Japanese Grand Prix that counted for the world championship and – happily – the 21st at Suzuka. More facts and stats below.

Suzuka practice washout in pictures 2nd October 2009, 12:29

The first two F1 practice sessions at Suzuka were disrupted by heavy rain. This was a blow for the eight F1 drivers who haven’t competed in an F1 race weekend at the circuit and badly needed time to acclimatise. But it should make for an unpredictable qualifying session tomorrow. Kamui Kobayashi made his first appearance […]

Japanese Grand Prix weather forecast 30th September 2009, 23:16

The Japanese Grand Prix has moved back from Fuji to Suzuka this year. Although Fuji will always be remembered for the downpours that greeted the 1976 and 2007 F1 races, Suzuka has had its share of wet weather as well. Very heavy rain fell in 1994, almost causing the race to be abandoned. And showers […]

Toyota confirm Fuji Speedway will not hold an F1 race in 2010 7th July 2009, 19:49

Toyota has admitted the Fuji Speedway will not be on the 2010 F1 calendar, confirming rumours that circulated at the end of May. As I said at the time, I’m not sorry to see Fuji go – it’s not a great circuit in its own right and it pales in comparison to Suzuka, which will […]

The state of the 2010 F1 calendar 3rd June 2009, 7:00

With so much attention focused on which teams might be racing in F1 in 2010, less is being said about what circuits might feature on the world championship calendar. Many circuits are facing pressure from falling audiences and Bernie Ecclestone’s unrelentingly high prices. There is significant doubt over the planned races at Hockenheim, Fuji and […]

Ten ways to pick an F1 race to visit 20th February 2009, 11:00

With the 2009 F1 season almost upon us fans will be sorting out their plans to go to a Grand Prix. So how do you go about picking which race to go to? Here are ten ways to help make up your mind.

2009 F1 tracks compared 17th February 2009, 11:00

After looking at the 2009 F1 cars from various angles many people have remarked on how different many of the designs are. But if we take a look at the circuits alongside one another it seems F1 tracks are becoming increasingly similar.