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The Japanese GP will take place at least until 2024

This Saturday, via a statement, F1 indicated that the Japanese Grand Prix will take place at least until 2024, that is to say for another three more seasons.

Good news for Formula 1 fans. The Japanese GP will still take place for at least three more seasons, at the Suzuka circuit, until 2024 inclusive. This news was made official on Saturday via a press release published by Formula 1, which is none other than the promoter of the world championship. In this press release, it is written: “This contract extension, the result of the fruitful relationship between Formula 1 and Mobilityland (editor’s note: who owns the circuit), is part of the long-term strategic commitment aimed at developing the sport in Asia. Japan has an avid following and, with the young talent Yuki Tsunoda who became the first Japanese driver on the grid since 2014 (editor’s note: at AlphaTauri), Formula 1 will continue to work with the promoter to further increase the popularity of the sport. over there. »In 2022, this famous Suzuka circuit will be celebrating its 60th birthday. Since 1987, it has hosted no less than 31 Formula 1 Grands Prix.

Bottas had triumphed in 2019

As for the particularly popular title of world champion of pilots, it was played there eleven times, in total. In the premier class of motorsport, this Suzuka circuit, renowned for being both fast but also technical, is also the only eight-shaped layout among all the other Grands Prix also on the calendar. As a rule, pilots particularly like it. In total, they have to cover no less than 53 laps, on a circuit with a length of 5.807km and the race distance then amounts to 307.471km. As a reminder, it was in 2019 that Formula 1 went for the very last time to this circuit in Suzuka, Japan. If it was the German Sebastian Vettel, then still at Ferrari, who had achieved pole position, the race had, for its part, been won by the Finnish Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes).

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