About the circuit
Suzuka was first made as a test track for Honda in 1963 but with the fortunate turn of events, the track hosted the Japanese F1 GP for the first time in 1987 and ever since then it is another favorite track of Formula One family that comes at the end of the Championship calendar. As the Japanese crowds are always being known for being fanatical therefore the atmosphere at this figure-eight circuit every time is phenomenal. This track has witnessed some memorable moments from the racing history, especially the days when McLaren-Honda, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost used to dominate!
The circuit got renovated last in 2009 to remain in compliance with F1 regulations and now the track stands as technically very challenging. As the shape of the track is figure eight, this makes the track complex and a test for the drivers and their teams. The layout has sharp corners and upon their return, drivers will also have to tackle a series of sweeping, fast curves with high G-forces.