Japanese GP, Suzuka, 13 October, 2019

Japanese GP F1 2018 Suzuka track map Photo FIA

Races 34 (1976 – 2017, Suzuka 30, Fuji 4)
Laps 53
Circuit lenght 5807 m
Race distance 307.471 km
Fastest race lap 1:31.540 (Kimi Räikkönen, 2005)
Record lap 1:27.319 (Lewis Hamilton, Q3, 2017)
Results 2014. 2015. 2016. 2017. 2018.

STATS (after 2018)

Wins Michael Schumacher (6) McLaren (9) Renault i Mercedes (10)
Pole positions Michael Schumacher (8) Ferrari (9) Renault (10)
Fastest laps Michael Schumacher (4) Williams i McLaren (8) Renault (12)
Podium places Michael Schumacher (9) McLaren (25) Renault (25)
Front row Michael Schumacher (10) McLaren (18) Renault, Ferrari i Mercedes (16)
Races led Michael Schumacher (11) McLaren (16) Renault (16)
Kilometers led Michael Schumacher (1803) McLaren (3094) Renault (2917)
Points Lewis Hamilton (161) Ferrari (309) Mercedes (516)
NOTE: Lap records, circuit lenght, number of laps and race distance refer to latest track configuration, other stats refer to all Japanese GPs


1st free practice Fri 10:00
2nd free practice Fri 14:00
3rd free practice Sat 12:00
Qualifying Sat 15:00
Race Sun 14:10
All times are track times for that location. You can switch to your timezone () below. Time on trackYour local time


Recent results

Year Winner Pole position Fastest lap
2018 Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton Sebastian Vettel
2017 Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton Valtteri Bottas
2016 Nico Rosberg Nico Rosberg Sebastian Vettel
2015 Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg Lewis Hamilton
2014 Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg Lewis Hamilton


Start VN Japana 1976., posljednje i odlučujuće utrke te sezone. (24.10.1976.) Screenshot: youtube (isječak iz filma 'Rush')
Start of F1 title decider in 1976. in Japan (scene from ‘Rush’ movie) (24 October, 1976) Screenshot: youtube
gerhard berger ferrari japanese gp 1987 suzuka
Gerhard Berger (Ferrari) won first F1 race held in Suzuka – it was also first Ferrari win since 1985. (1 November, 1987) Photo: f1history
Ayrton Senna Alain Prost japanese gp f1 1988 mclaren honda suzuka
Ayrton Senna overtakes his team mate Alain Prost who had gearbox issue and wins his first world title in Japan (30 October, 1988) Photo: Norio Koike@ASE
Senna i Prost nakon sudara pretkraj utrke. Prost je blokirao ambiciozan Sennin pokušaj na kočenju u posljednju šikanu, nakon čega je došlo do sudara McLarenova dvojca. Senna je nastavio i pobijedio, ali je diskvalificiran zbog neispravno odvožene šikane te je prvak postao Prost. (22.10.1989.) Foto: reddit
Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost after their collision in controversial Japanese GP 1989. at Suzuka – Senna continued and won the race, but was later penalised for cutting the chicane while returning to the track (22 October, 1989) Photo: reddit
Trenutak prije sudara Ayrtona Senne i Alaina Prosta na startu VN Japana 1990. Oba vozača su odustala, a naslov je pripao Senni. (21.10.1990.) Foto: McLaren
Prost and Senna collides again in 1990. – both drivers retired from the race, but Senna won the title (21 October, 1990) Photo: McLaren
ricardo patrese williams renault fw14b japanese gp suzuka f1 1992
Ricardo Patrese won his only race in 1992. at Suzuka in dominant Williams Renault FW14B (25 October, 1992) Photo: f1history
Michael Schumache and Damon Hill, Japanese GP F1 1994.
Michael Schumacher leads Damon Hill at the 1994 Japanese GP – Hill won and cut Michael’s lead to one point before the last race in Adelaide (6 November, 1994) Photo: Benetton
1996 Japanese Grand Prix
Damon Hill celebrates his first and only F1 title after winning the 1996 Japanese GP at Suzuka (13 October, 1996) Photo: Williams
hakkinen mclaren mercedes japanese gp 1998 suzuka victory
Mika Hakkinen won his first drivers’ championship in Japan after Michael Schumacher stalled on the grid from pole position (1 November, 1998) Photo: McLaren
Hakkinen McLaren team Suzuka F1 1999 garage celebration Photo F1fanatic
Mika Hakkinen celebrates his second consecutive F1 World Championship after winning the 1999 Japanese GP at Suzuka (31 October, 1999) Photo: F1Fanatic
michael schumacher japanese gp suzuka f1 2000 win
Michael Schumacher won his first world championship for Ferrari in Japan after beating Mika Hakkinen in tense wet-dry race and became first Ferrari driver to win the title after Jody Scheckter in 1979. (8 October, 2000) Photo: tbk-light
michael schumacher japanese gp f1 2002 suzuka win
Michael Schumacher wins the last race of 2002. championship after finishing every race on the podium (13 October, 2002) Photo: Ferrari
kimi raikkonen mclaren japanese gp suzuka f1 2005 win
Kimi Raikkonen celebrates victory after starting 17th on the grid and overtaking Giancarlo Fisichella in last lap of the race (9 October, 2005) Photo: McLaren
Vettel slavi treće mjesto na Suzuki 2011. i drugi naslov prvaka Foto: Red Bull)
Vettel celebrates third place and his second world title at Suzuka (9 October, 2011) Photo: Red Bull
japanese gp f1 2012 alonso spins out suzuka
Fernando Alonso spins out of the race and enables Vettel to close the gap in the championship to just four points (7 October, 2012) Screenshot: Youtube
Start of the  2016 Japanese GP 2016 – Hamilton was slow off the line but recovered to third place (9 October, 2016) Photo: Daimler
Japanese GP F1 2017 start Photo Pirelli
Hamilton led Vettel from pole position, but German quickly tumbled down the order due to engine problems (8 October, 2017) Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Images
Japanese GP F1 2018 start Hamilton leads Bottas Verstappen Raikkonen Photo Red Bull
Hamilton leads Bottas at the start of the 2018 Japanese GP (7 October, 2018) Photo: Red Bull