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SUZUKA
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Description Not to be confused with Suzuka Twin Circuit, located a little more than 5 km - 3.3 mi South West
Location Suzuka - Mie - Kansai
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 34°50'34"     +136°32'27"
34.842778     136.540833
UTM Coordinates X = 640877.915  -  Y = 3856690.38  -  Zone 53S
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) portal.cyberjapan.jp
Altitude AMSL 24 m - 79 ft
Inauguration 1962
Closing  
Designer Hugenholtz
Johannes Bernhardus Theodorus "Hans" Hugenholtz
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (page 176)Author: Peter Higham, Bruce Jones - Published by: Andre Deutsch - year: 1999 - ISBN: 0-233-99619-2
Description
(2) Italian English ForumForum --> Asia --> Japan --> Japan - Suzuka East Circuit [ITA ENG]
(3) Italian ForumForum --> Asia --> Japan --> Suzuka [ITA ENG]
(4) English en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuka_CircuitWikipedia
(5) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> History of Suzuka
(6) Japanese supergt.net/supergt/circuit
(7) English supergt.net/supergt/circuit/indexen.htm
(8) English www.cikfia.com/News2008/Suzuka.htmKart track map
(9) English www.etracksonline.co.uk/News/stories/news_id040.htmleTracks - 2002 news
(10) English www.motoracing-japan.com/circuit/11_suzuka.html
(11) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(12) Japanese www.suzukacircuit.co.jp/ms/course/index.html
(13) English www.suzukacircuit.com/circuit/index.html
(14) Italian Autosprint 26 (page 49)Map
(15) Italian Autosprint 52/1986 (page 19)La sicurezza lascia ancora perplessi
(16) Italian Rombo 44/1987 (page 22)Comments by F.1 drivers and comment in brief on 1987 changes
(17) Italian Autosprint 29/1991 (page 74)Spostata la chicane
(18) Italian Autosprint 9/2000 (page 16)FIA changes measuring measuring system: new official lenght
(19) Italian 8/2009 (page 29)On April 12th 2009 the renewed track will open
(20) Italian Autosprint 40/2009 (page 33)2009 changes
(21) Dutch www.rtl.nl/components/sport/rtl_gp/formule1/miMedia/2009/week41/vr_f1_hugenholtz_suzuka.avi_plain.xmlVideo interview with Hans Hugenhotz jr. about his father’s job. At minute 5.58 original Suzuka proposal is shown [Publishing date: October 9th 2009]
(22) Japanese www.suzukacircuit.co.jp/ms/history/num1/index3.htmlOfficial website

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Suzuka
Original proposal
Description Original proposal. Compared to final layout, there should have been a loop after first corner, with a hairpin just behind pits. Moreover, layout of several bends was slighlty different to the final one.
Years 1962
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page November 7th 2009
Info last update August 1962
Designer  
Distinctive points 1st Curve - S Curve - Anti-Banked Curve - Dunlop Curve - Degner Curve - Hairpin Curve - 200R - Spoon Curve - Back Stretch - 130R - Casio Triangle - Last Corner

Suzuka
Description  
Years 1962÷1982
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1962
Closing 1982
Last update of this page October 7th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points 1st Curve - S Curve - Anti-Banked Curve - Dunlop Curve - Degner Curve - Hairpin Curve - 200R - Spoon Curve - Back Stretch - 130R - Casio Triangle - Last Corner
length 6004  m 19698  ft 3.731  mi   (11)

Automobile circuit
Description  
Years 1983÷2001
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1983
Closing 2001
Last update of this page October 7th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points 1st Curve - S Curve - Anti-Banked Curve - Dunlop Curve - Degner Curve - Hairpin Curve - 200R - Spoon Curve - Back Stretch - 130R - Casio Triangle - Last Corner
length 5862  m 19232  ft 3.643  mi Temporary unconfirmed track length, while waiting for new measuring systems (Spring 2000) (18)
length 5864  m 19239  ft 3.644  mi Official track length until 1999 (in 2000 FIA changed measuring system) (11)
length 5859  m 19222  ft 3.641  mi Official track length from 2000, when FIA changed measuring system (track unchanged) (11)
length 5862  m 19232  ft 3.643  mi Official track length from 2000, when FIA changed measuring system (track unchanged) (18)

Automobile circuit
Description  
Years 2002
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2002
Closing 2002
Last update of this page September 17th 2004
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points 1st Curve - S Curve - Anti-Banked Curve - Dunlop Curve - Degner Curve - Hairpin Curve - 200R - Spoon Curve - Back Stretch - 130R - Casio Triangle - Last Corner
length 5821  m 19098  ft 3.617  mi   (11)

Automobile circuit
Description In 2009 many works were made for hosting again F.1 (previous time was in 2006): new boxes, new race direction, new start/finish grandstand. Track layout was not changed, but run off areas have been modified
Years 2003÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2003
Closing  
Last update of this page October 7th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points 1st Curve - S Curve - Anti-Banked Curve - Dunlop Curve - Degner Curve - Hairpin Curve - 200R - Spoon Curve - Back Stretch - 130R - Casio Triangle - Last Corner
length 3466  m 11371  ft 2.154  mi West Course (11)
length 3466  m 11371  ft 2.154  mi West Course (4)
length 2243  m 7359  ft 1.394  mi East Course (4)
length 2248  m 7375  ft 1.397  mi East Course (11)
length 5807  m 19052  ft 3.608  mi GP Course (13)
length 5807  m 19052  ft 3.608  mi GP Course (11)

Motorcycle circuit
Description  
Years 2004÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2004
Closing  
Last update of this page September 17th 2004
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points 1st Curve - S Curve - Anti-Banked Curve - Dunlop Curve - Degner Curve - Hairpin Curve - 200R - Spoon Curve - Back Stretch - 130R - Casio Triangle - Last Corner
length 5821  m 19098  ft 3.617  mi   (13)

Suzuka
Description  
Years  
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Kart track
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page June 18th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points 1st Curve - S Curve - Anti-Banked Curve - Dunlop Curve - Degner Curve - Hairpin Curve - 200R - Spoon Curve - Back Stretch - 130R - Casio Triangle - Last Corner
length 1264  m 4147  ft 0.785  mi   (8)

Suzuka: all layouts

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Suzuka 1962÷1982

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Suzuka 1983÷2001

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Suzuka 2002

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Suzuka 2003÷... (Automobile circuit)

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Suzuka 2003÷... (Motorcycle circuit)

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Latitude - Longitude: + 34°50'34", +136°32'27"
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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
December 2nd 2012 Automobile circuit 2003÷... Guido de Carli   Cecco#33 Update Description
November 16th 2009     Guido de Carli Roelard Smit Roelard Smit Update Map
November 7th 2009   1962 Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit Update Description
October 7th 2009     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 15th 2009     Guido de Carli     Update Description
June 18th 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
May 8th 2007     Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 25th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
September 17th 2004     Guido de Carli     Update Description
July 14th 2003     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 12th 2003 Automobile circuit 2002 Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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