Suzuka has held the Japanese Grand Prix in all however two years since its first staged an F1 race in 1987, however its current contract was resulting from expire after the 2021 race scheduled for Eight-10 October.
In an announcement made on Saturday morning, F1 revealed that it had agreed a three-year extension to the present Japanese Grand Prix with the race promoter, Mobilityland.
“I’m actually delighted that System 1 will proceed to race at Suzuka Circuit for an additional three years,” stated F1 CEO and president Stefano Domenicali.
“Japan holds a particular place within the hearts and minds of F1 followers everywhere in the world, and Suzuka has performed host to most of the sport’s most legendary moments, with 11 drivers’ titles being determined there.
“The Japanese Grand Prix has all the time showcased gripping, edge-of-your-seat drama, and I’m thrilled we are able to proceed to carry the motion and pleasure that’s System 1 to the passionate motorsport followers of Japan.”
Considerations had been raised about the way forward for F1 in Japan given the deliberate exit of Honda on the finish of 2021, however the rise of AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda means there’s prone to nonetheless be Japanese curiosity on the grid within the coming years.
Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri
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Domenicali stated the contract extension with Suzuka was “a part of our long-term dedication to rising the game in Asia”. F1 additionally has races in Singapore and China, whereas the cancelled race in Vietnam stays an avenue the collection is eager to discover sooner or later.
“Because of repeated negotiations with System 1, we have now been in a position to conclude a contract on internet hosting the occasion from the 12 months 2022 and onward,” stated president consultant director of Mobilityland, Kaoru Tanaka.
“We want to categorical our honest gratitude to System 1 members, together with to start with Mr Stefano Domenicali, for the nice understanding that was proven throughout the negotiations.
“We’re decided to proceed to our efforts along with native residents of Mie Prefecture and Suzuka Metropolis in order that Suzuka Circuit will proceed to be liked by followers everywhere in the world and contribute to the prosperity of the motorsports tradition.”
Suzuka will have fun its 60th anniversary in 2022, with Tanaka saying the monitor will mark the milestone by taking over “new challenges for the long run whereas additionally cherishing the historical past and traditions of the game in order that we might present followers with surprises, joys and emotional experiences.”