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Japanese GP

Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka
  • P1 08 Oct 2021 -
  • P2 08 Oct 2021 -
  • P3 09 Oct 2021 -
  • Quali 09 Oct 2021 -
  • Race 10 Oct 2021 -

Stats

First held 1976
Laps 53
Circuit length 5,807 kilometer
Fastest race lap 1.30,983 (2019)
Winner in 2019 Valtteri Bottas
Second in 2019 Sebastian Vettel
Third in 2019 Lewis Hamilton

Winners

Winner 2019 Valtteri Bottas
Winner 2018 Lewis Hamilton
Winner 2017 Lewis Hamilton
Winner 2016 Nico Rosberg
Winner 2015 Lewis Hamilton

One of the first races to be run on the Asian continent, the Japanese Grand Prix has a rich history in Formula 1. While the first two races in 1976 and 1977 were run on the Fuji Speedway, the Japanese Grand Prix is usually run on the Suzuka Speedway.

F1 Japanese Grand Prix 2021

Traditionally held towards the end of the season, the Japanese Grand Prix has seen 13 World Champions being crowned at the venue. The origins of the Japanese Grand Prix can be traced back to 1963, though the Grand Prix was catered towards sportscars.

The Japanese Grand Prix made its debut on the Formula 1 calendar in 1976 a race which saw James Hunt being crowned champion after his epic season-long battle with Niki Lauda. The 1977 race was won by American Mario Andretti, who would win the championship a year later. The 1977 event however would be marred by the fact that two spectators were killed when Giles Villeneuve’s Ferrari somersaulted into the stands, killing two fans in the process.

After a ten year hiatus, the race would return at the Suzuka circuit in 1987. Known for its challenging layout the Suzuka circuit features a figure of eight overlay, which makes it unique to the F1 calendar. Some of the circuits more famous corners are the ‘S’ Curves, the Spoon Curve, the Casio Triangle, and the Degner Curve.

The Suzuka track is also known for its two title deciders in 1989 and 1990 when Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost’s bitter rivalry came to a head. 1989 would see the pair tangle at the hairpin, causing Prost to retire and Senna to be disqualified, while 1990 would see Senna crash into Prost at the first corner after a dispute regarding the side on which the pole-sitter should start.

The 2007 and 2008 seasons would see the Japanese Grand Prix return to the Fuji Raceway with Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso winning respectively, though the Grand Prix would return to Suzuka from 2009 onwards.

Seven-time World Champion, Michael Schumacher holds the record for most wins at the Japanese Grand Prix with six wins, Lewis Hamilton has five wins to his name and Sebastian Vettel has four to his.

The Japanese Grand Prix 2020

Due to the effects of the coronavirus, the 2020 edition of the race was canceled. Valtteri Bottas won the race in 2019 after Ferrari locked out the front row with Sebastian Vettel taking what was to be his final pole for Ferrari. The German would finish second, followed by Lewis Hamilton in third, Red Bull’s Alex Albon and McLaren’s Carlos Sainz would round out the top five.

When is the 2021 Japanese Grand Prix on the F1 calendar?
The 2021 Japanese Grand Prix is scheduled for between October 8-10 and is provisionally set to be the 17th race of the 2021 F1 season. The first two free practice sessions will take place on October 8, with qualifying on Saturday, October 9 at 08:00 CET.

What time does the Japanese Grand Prix start?
The Japanese Grand Prix starts on Sunday, October 10 at 07:00. The race can be followed live on RacingNews365’s blog and via television on Fuji Television Network Inc.

F1 Japanese GP 2021 Schedule

Session Date Time (UK)
Free Practice 1 Friday 8 October 02:00 - 03:00
Free Practice 2 Friday 8 October 06:00 - 07:00
Free Practice 3 Saturday 9 October 04:00 - 05:00
Qualifying Saturday 9 October 07:00 - 08:00
Race Sunday 10 October 06:00
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