One of the most traditional races in F1 and present in the category for almost 50 years, the Japanese GP is guaranteed on the calendar for another five years, until 2029. The renewal of the contract was announced this Friday. The stage will be held on April 7th in the 2024 season, which starts on March 2nd.
– Suzuka is a very special circuit and part of what the sport is about. Our fans in Japan embrace Formula 1 with a unique passion, and we look forward to continuing to work with promoters to give fans the experiences they deserve for years to come,” said Stefano Domenicali, President of F1.
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The Asian race is heading towards its 38th edition this year; Of the 37 already held, 33 were at the Suzuka Circuit, the current venue, and four at the Fuji Circuit.
The Japanese GP has already been the scene of remarkable moments in the history of the category: British James Hunt’s title over Niki Lauda in 1976, Ayrton Senna’s first World Cup in 1988 and the decision of the 1989 and 1990 championships between the Brazilian and Alain Prost , which ended in a crash on both occasions.
In recent years, Suzuka has also hosted Michael Schumacher’s first title for Ferrari in 2000, Sebastian Vettel’s second title in 2011 and Max Verstappen’s in 2022.
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