Suzuka International Racing Course – 10/10/10

The next Formula 1 race is scheduled for Sunday October 10, 2010 at the Suzuka International Racing Course for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Facts abut the track:

  • The Suzuka International Racing Course was first designed as a Honda test track in 1962.
  • It currently is one of the few racing circuits in the world to have a figure-8 layout with an overpass.
  • It can be used in three difference configurations based on the race.
  • Suzuka signed a contract to hose the Japanese Grand Prix in 2009, 2010, as well as 2011.
  • The track is one of the oldest track in the F1 World Championship.
  • Suzuka measures 5,807km (3,609 mi)
  • The circuit has 17 turns.
  • 53 Laps
  • The track record was set by Kimi Räikkönen of McLaren in 2005 at 1:31:540.
  • First Grand Prix at the track was in 2003.
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