Fuji to replace Suzuka from 2007

It seems that from 2007 the Japanese Grand Prix will be hosted by Fuji's International Speedway. Currently held at Honda's Suzuka circuit, the Japanese event will reportedly move to the Toyota-owned Fuji track starting from next season. Suzuka...

It seems that from 2007 the Japanese Grand Prix will be hosted by Fuji's International Speedway. Currently held at Honda's Suzuka circuit, the Japanese event will reportedly move to the Toyota-owned Fuji track starting from next season.

Suzuka has hosted the Japanese GP since the late eighties but Fuji was the forerunner in the seventies, when it held the first world championship races in the country in 1976 and '77. There has been no official explanation why the change of venue has come about.

According to the Japanese media, Bernie Ecclestone confirmed the Fuji circuit had secured the rights to the Grand Prix from 2007. Ikuo Shimizu, president of the Suzuka track, said he would continue negotiations to bring the race back.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Bernie Ecclestone