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The 2022 Japanese Grand Prix is scheduled for 9 October 2022 at the Suzuka International Racing Course in Suzuka, Japan. The previous outing was in 2019. 

Making its debut on the calendar in 1987, the 5.807 Km ‘cross-over’, high-speed track remains one of the ultimate driving challenges, with the snaking ‘S’ Curves, the two commitment-rewarding Degners and the white-knuckle ride of 130R. 

This high downforce track will average 48 gear shifts per lap, is raced at 66% full throttle and a pit stop will cost 17.65 seconds. 

Suzuka International Racing Course

Location  :  Suzuka, Japan

First Grand Prix  :  1987

Number of Laps  :  53

Circuit Length  :  5.063 km

Race Distance  :  307.471 km

Lap Record  :  1:30.983 Lewis Hamilton (2019)

2022 Tyre Selection  :  C1, C2 & C3.

Driver home race for Yuki Tsunoda and Team Home race (of sorts) for Honda  

Check out the Suzuka GP website – here

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Andrew Burden

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