• • Fuji International Speedway
  • • Permanent track
  • • Direction Clockwise
  • • Oyama, Shizuoka, Japan
  • Google Maps / Google Earth
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  • • 4 Grands Prix
      - With a Safety Car (since 1993): 50%
  • The statistics

Located at the foot of Mount Fuji, this circuit, built in 1965 and designed by Don Nichols and Stirling Moss, included a very fast straight line leading to a raised turn. It was very fast because it was primarily composed of large curves.
After the fatal accident of the Japanese driver Hiroshi Kazato, the straight line was shortened, and in this configuration, it hosted the Japanese Grand Prix in 1976 and 1977.
In 2000, Toyota bought the circuit and secured the return of the Japanese Grand Prix to Fuji instead of Suzuka, Honda's rival circuit. The track was redesigned by Hermann Tilke, losing much of its interest. The long curves have disappeared, replaced by slow turns accompanied by large asphalt clearances, according to the current trend. Two Japanese Grand Prix took place on this new circuit, in 2007 and 2008.
Date Grand Prix L km Pole position Time Win Time Fastest lap Time
24 october 1976Japan4.359318.207 kmANDRETTI Mario1'12.770ANDRETTI Mario
1h 43m 58.860sLAFFITE Jacques
23 october 1977Japan4.359318.207 kmANDRETTI Mario1'12.230HUNT James
1h 31m 51.680sSCHECKTER Jody

New track.
Date Grand Prix L km Pole position Time Win Time Fastest lap Time
30 september 2007Japan4.563305.721 kmHAMILTON Lewis1'25.368HAMILTON Lewis
2h 00m 34.579sHAMILTON Lewis
12 october 2008Japan4.563305.416 kmHAMILTON Lewis1'18.404ALONSO Fernando
1h 30m 21.892sMASSA Felipe