• 2019 Information - Timetable

    Session Local Time Brackley Stuttgart
    Practice 1 - Friday 10:00 02:00 03:00
    Practice 2 - Friday 14:00 06:00 07:00
    Practice 3 - Saturday 12:00 04:00 05:00
    Qualifying - Saturday 15:00 07:00 08:00
    Race - Sunday 14:10 06:10 07:10

    Circuit Characteristics

    Circuit Length 5.807 km
    Race Laps 53
    Race Distance 307.771 km
    Lap Record 1:31.540
    Record holder RAI (2005)
    Distance from Pole to First Braking Zone 328.983 m
    Pole Position Side Left
    Pit Lane Length Under Speed Limit Control 394.9 m
    Pit Lane Time at 80 km/h 17.770 s
    Number of Corners 18 (8 Left / 10 Right)
    Highest Lateral G 4.8 (T3)
    %of Lap/Lap Distance at Full Throttle 64% / 72%
    Fuel Consumption Medium
    Braking Events 5 (0 Heavy)
    Track Evolution (P1 – Qualifying) Medium
    Tyre Compounds 2019 Soft, Medium, Hard
    DRS Zones T18-1
    Key Overtaking Opportunities T1 / T16
  • The inaugural Japanese Grand Prix was held at the Fuji Speedway in 1976: remaining at the circuit the following year before the race was removed from the Formula One calendar. It returned in 1987 at Suzuka, which hosted the Grand Prix exclusively for 20 years and gained a reputation as one of the most challenging circuits in Formula One.

    The race moved back to the newly redesigned Fuji Speedway for the 2007 and 2008 seasons before returning to Suzuka in 2009, where it has remained ever since.

    Ranked amongst drivers and teams alike as one of the greatest circuits in Formula One, Suzuka is a massive test of both car and driver ability and has played host to 12 World Championship-deciding races.

    Built by Honda as a test facility in 1962, the track was designed by Dutchman John Hugenholz and also features a theme park: including the famous big wheel which dominates the skyline.

    Suzuka includes some of the world’s most challenging corners. Among the drivers' favourites are the high-speed 130R, sweeping ‘S Curves’ complex and the infamous Spoon Curve. On top of this, the circuit's figure-of-eight layout makes it unique in the Grand Prix calendar. There’s always a wonderful atmosphere, too, with Japan having some of the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic fans in the world.

    Mercedes F1 Mercedes-Benz Power
    Wins 5 10
    Podiums 9 24
    Pole Positions 5 7
    Front Row Starts 9 16
    Fastest Laps 3 7
    Starts 9 25

Race Results