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Suzuka, Japan Circuit Guide
An incredible challenge for all driving abilities, Suzuka provides one of the calendars true highlights with the local fans crazy about F1. The fast and highly demanding track requires skill and concentration throughout and can be both physically and mentally draining for all the drivers. Winners here really earn their victory.
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Suzuka is widely regarded as a driver favourite, as are many on the F1 calendar, but this one is up there with Spa from the professionals point of view. The iconic ferris wheel makes the track easily recognisable, before the stunning layout is seen in its full glory.
The circuit passes under itself as part of the figure of 8 layout, giving the track a unique feel and something for the fans to really get excited about. Owned by Honda, the circuit opened in 1962 and hosted its first GP in 1987 before being dropped for 2 years in 2007.
The circuit holds such iconic status due to it maintaining its original layout, avoiding the many changes experienced by other older tracks. Titles are often decided here with no more famous than the clash between Senna and Prost, with others like Hill, Hakkinen, Schumacher and Vettell all crowned world champion here.
challenging & high speed circuit
The overall layout is the real highlight of this track. Corner after corner there are new challenges and excitement for drivers and fans. The biggest challenge comes in the form of the famous 130R corner, which requires commitment on par with Spa's Eau Rouge in order to take it flat out.Book Now
From corner 3 through to 7, drivers are treated to a complex of wonderful flowing corners that require precision car positioning to maintain speed and entry/exit for the following corners. Even the ultimate F1 cars of the past require great down force in this section. Spoon corner, the final one before 130R, gets its name from its shape and provides a tricky long left hander that needs a strong exit to avoid losing places on the following straight.
Traditionally the race is held at the tail end of the season and often plays host to a title decider. You can have your own title decider here against your friends and family and write your own names in history.
hints & tips
Our racing pro's have created some essential tips for your session with us:
Maintain a high minimum speed during Turn 1 to ensure good levels of downforce
Exit turn 2 thinking about the exit speed (it must be perfect!)
Always think about early acceleration
Straight-line as many corners as you can through Sector 3
Apex the final corner late to ensure you have a high top speed up the main straight