• Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix 2022
  • 2022 Information - Timetable

    Session Local Time Brackley Stuttgart
    Practice 1 - Friday      
    Practice 2 - Friday      
    Practice 3 - Saturday      
    Qualifying - Saturday      
    Race - Sunday      

    Circuit Characteristics

    Circuit Length 5.807 km
    Race Laps 53
    Race Distance 307.572 km
    Lap Record  
    Record holder  
    Distance from Pole to First Braking Zone  
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    Pit Lane Length Under Speed Limit Control  
    Pit Lane Time at 60 km/h  
    Number of Corners  
    Highest Lateral G  
    %of Lap/Lap Distance at Full Throttle  
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    Track Evolution (P1 – Qualifying)  
    Tyre Compounds 2021  
    DRS Zones  
    Key Overtaking Opportunities  
  • 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 6 11
    Podiums 11 26
    Pole Positions 5 7
    Front Row Starts 9 16
    Fastest Laps 4 8
    Starts 10 26

Race Results