Madrid, Apr 24 (EFE).- The Suzuka circuit in Japan will remain on the Formula 1 calendar for three more years through 2024, the world championship organizers announced on Saturday.
The figure-of-eight-shaped circuit, located 50 km southwest Japan’s third-largest city, Nagoya, has regularly hosted a Grand Prix since 1987.
“Japan holds a special place in the hearts and minds of F1 fans all over the world, and Suzuka has played host to many of the sport’s most legendary moments, with 11 Drivers’ titles being decided there,” Formula 1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali said.
“This extension is part of our long-term commitment to growing the sport in Asia, and we are pleased to be able to continue our successful relationship with Mobilityland (the race promoter),” he added according to the F1 website.
Mobilityland Corporation’s President Representative Director Kaoru Tanaka, said: “We are determined to continue to our efforts together with local residents of Mie Prefecture and Suzuka City so that Suzuka Circuit will continue to be loved by fans all over the world and contribute to the prosperity of the motorsports culture”. EFE