The Japanese Grand Prix will remain at the Suzuka Circuit for at least another three years following a multi-year extension between F1 and race promoter Mobilityland.
A favourite of drivers and fans alike, the news means the iconic venue will remain on the F1 calendar until the end of the 2024 season. The famous track has been a series staple since first hosting the event back in 1987.
The agreement is part of a strategic and long-term commitment from F1 to help grow the sport in Asia, with Yuki Tsunoda's place on the grid with AlphaTauri helping with that as well.
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“I am truly delighted that Formula 1 will continue to race at Suzuka Circuit for another three years," said F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali in a press release. "Japan holds a special place in the hearts and minds of F1 fans all over the world, and Suzuka has played host to many of the sport’s most legendary moments, with 11 Drivers’ titles being decided there.
"The Japanese Grand Prix has always showcased gripping, edge-of-your-seat drama, and I am thrilled we can continue to bring the action and excitement that is Formula 1 to the passionate motorsport fans of Japan. This extension is part of our long-term commitment to growing the sport in Asia, and we are pleased to be able to continue our successful relationship with Mobilityland."