Fuji

Circuit Technical data
Location: Japan Power: 13
Date: Aug 16th, 2019 Handling: 11
Race distance: 305.4km Acceleration: 8
Laps: 67 Downforce: Low
Lap distance: 4.558 km Overtaking: Easy
Average speed: 196.33 km/h Suspension rigidity: Medium
Grand Prix Held: 27 Fuel consumption: Medium
Number of corners: 16 Tyre wear: Medium
Time in/out of pits: 18.5s Grip level: Normal
Category: ex F1
Records
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Season Best qualifying lap
S44, R17
Dec 12th, 2014
Roland Postle 1:24.307s
Season Master
S71, R15
Aug 15th, 2019
Ivan Andjelic 1:26.080s
Season Pro
S47, R10
May 26th, 2015
Thomas Kolo 1:27.337s
Season Amateur
S69, R12
Apr 2nd, 2019
Aleksey Odegov 1:28.913s
Season Rookie
S71, R15
Aug 16th, 2019
Baptiste Teixeira 1:32.530s
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Season Track record
S60, R14
Sep 12th, 2017
Róbert László 1:23.580s
Season Master
S58, R8
Apr 18th, 2017
Péter Szűcs 1:24.460s
Season Pro
S56, R2
Nov 22nd, 2016
Paulo Neves 1:26.000s
Season Amateur
S53, R13
Jun 24th, 2016
Kolya Tarantin 1:27.469s
Season Rookie
S53, R13
Jun 24th, 2016
Yann Lebelanger 1:29.271s
Description

Replacing the legendary Suzuka circuit for the 2007 Japanese Grand Prix (the venues will alternate from 2009), the Fuji Speedway had a tough act to follow. But with Mount Fuji as a backdrop, a multimillion-dollar refurbishment by track design guru Hermann Tilke and an overtaking-friendly 1.5-kilometre straight, Japan's new Grand Prix circuit proved more than ready to take on the challenge.

Originally built in the style of an American speedway in 1966, Fuji is best remembered for hosting the very first Japanese Grand Prix in 1976. The inaugural race was the setting for one of Formula One racing's closest title showdowns, between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Though the event proved popular, the 1977 race would be the circuit's last appearance on the Formula One world championship calendar for 30 years.

In 2000, Toyota bought a 93 percent stake in the track and three years later Fuji was closed for renovation, before reopening in February 2005. Measuring 4.5 kilometres in length, the results of Tilke's refurbishment were substantial. Combining the original circuit's celebrated straight with his characteristic twists and turns, the new design impressed enough to secure the Japanese race for 2007. Updated and modernised, the track easily rivals other new circuits in Bahrain, Shanghai and Istanbul. Widened tarmac run-off areas have improved driver safety, while the enhanced infrastructure and modern facilities satisfy the demands of both the paddock and the spectators.

Located in Japan's populous Shizuoka Prefecture and just 62 miles from Tokyo, organisers expect to attract up to 220,000 spectators to Fuji over the course of the race weekend, with 110,000 on race day alone. To accommodate the crowds, the circuit boasts some of the calendar's best grandstands, including seating for 24,000 opposite the pits.

History
Season Race Winner Pole position Fastest lap
12 14 Jari Aareskoski
1h38:18.817s
Gatis Laugalis1
2:51.945s
Jari Aareskoski
1:25.778s
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13 15 Leandro Sereno1
1h39:27.801s
Heidi Aareskoski
2:54.804s
Heidi Aareskoski
1:27.261s
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15 17 Jari Aareskoski2
1h39:11.893s
Jari Aareskoski2
2:53.912s
Vaidotas Valiukas
1:26.737s
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17 14 Vladimir Islentiev2
1h52:23.761s
Vladimir Islentiev2
3:19.324s
Rui Fonseca
1:34.262s
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19 15 Toygun Senler1
1h38:18.583s
Toygun Senler1
3:06.077s
Toygun Senler1
1:26.104s
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21 9 Toygun Senler3
1h40:27.754s
Edvinas Pranculevicius
3:07.688s
Toygun Senler3
1:26.351s
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25 2 Zdenek Hladik2
1h38:33.322s
Zdenek Hladik2
2:54.801s
Zdenek Hladik2
1:25.981s
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26 7 Justinas Smyšliajevas
1h38:36.099s
Zdenek Hladik3
2:52.559s
Zdenek Hladik3
1:26.428s
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27 Test track Total test laps: 972319
Your test laps: ???
- Laila Britāle
1:24.781s
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28 5 Evaldas Ruseckas
1h38:09.220s
Evaldas Ruseckas
2:50.417s
Evaldas Ruseckas
1:25.471s
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30 1 Mark Webster
1h38:29.449s
Tomasz Kaminski
2:52.289s
Tomasz Kaminski
1:25.984s
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34 10 Ioannis Dimitroglou
1h50:58.600s
Vsevolod Demydov
3:05.790s
Ilya Medvedev
1:28.801s
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39 15 Toygun Senler4
1h46:57.984s
Sion Francis
3:16.525s
Vsevolod Demydov1
1:27.588s
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41 3 Leandro Sereno6
1h38:24.804s
Vsevolod Demydov2
2:51.840s
Leandro Sereno6
1:25.653s
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44 17 Leandro Sereno6
1h37:43.378s
Leandro Sereno6
2:49.357s
Leandro Sereno6
1:24.912s
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47 10 Leandro Sereno6
1h52:20.735s
Leandro Sereno6
2:50.851s
Damian Zglinicki
1:27.366s
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48 10 Leandro Sereno7
1h38:52.275s
Nikolay Borzenkov
2:53.569s
Damian Zglinicki
1:25.986s
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50 4 Roland Postle3
1h38:10.531s
Roland Postle3
2:51.715s
Jani Syrjäläinen
1:26.050s
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52 1 Christos Bobolis2
1h37:41.819s
Zdenek Hladik3
2:51.127s
Andrian Naidenov
1:25.221s
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53 13 Christos Bobolis2
1h41:42.988s
Christos Bobolis2
3:03.279s
Christos Bobolis2
1:25.310s
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54 8 Christos Bobolis2
1h43:03.840s
Evaldas Ruseckas
2:51.456s
Nikolai Egorov
1:25.451s
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56 2 Ioannis Dimitroglou2
1h37:42.331s
Justinas Smyšliajevas4
2:52.458s
Ioannis Dimitroglou2
1:23.808s
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58 8 Florencia Caro
1h37:39.021s
Florencia Caro
2:50.558s
Rimantas Sagatas2
1:24.525s
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60 14 Paulo Pinto
1h37:35.487s
Atis Praudins
2:52.868s
Róbert László
1:23.580s
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62 10 Róbert László
1h37:43.204s
Jakab Zoltan
3:05.368s
Róbert László
1:23.887s
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64 5 Łukasz Dudek
1h42:10.661s
Łukasz Dudek
3:04.584s
Łukasz Dudek
1:24.125s
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69 12 Alpo Kaakinen
1h37:19.016s
Yug Desai
2:51.417s
Alpo Kaakinen
1:23.617s
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70 Test track Total test laps: 1264460
Your test laps: ???
- Jean-françois Charbinat
1:25.788s
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71 15 Nevzat Kasapoglu
1h37:16.799s
Ioannis Dimitroglou4
2:50.970s
Roland Postle6
1:23.907s
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