JPN - JAPAN
FUJI
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Description In summer 1985 it seemed that it should have been closed within end of 1986 due to economical and political problems. In 2002 it was bought by Toyota and in Summer 2002 a new plan has been revealed. Reopened in 2005, in 2007 it hosts Japan F.1 GP again, 30 years after the previous GP
Location Oyama - Shizuoka - Chūbu
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 35°22'14"     +138°55'39"
35.370556     138.9275
UTM Coordinates X = 311723.822  -  Y = 3916109.198  -  Zone 54S
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) portal.cyberjapan.jp
Altitude AMSL 573 m - 1880 ft
Inauguration 1965
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English World Motor Racing Circuits: A Spectator’s Guide (page 54)Author: Peter Higham, Bruce Jones - Published by: Andre Deutsch - year: 1999 - ISBN: 0-233-99619-2
Description
(2) English ForumForum --> Asia --> Japan --> JPN - Fuji Speedway - proposal 1964 [ENG]
(3) English ForumForum --> Gare - Races - Carreras --> No more Japan GP at Fuji Speedway [ENG]
(4) English ForumForum --> Asia --> Japan --> Japan - Fuji Speedway [ENG]
(5) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Reconstruction Fuji Racetrack
(6) Japanese supergt.net/supergt/circuit
(7) English supergt.net/supergt/circuit/indexen.htm
(8) English www.etracksonline.co.uk/Asia/Japan/fuji65-73.htmleTracks
(9) English www.motoracing-japan.com/circuit/10_fisco.html
(10) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(11) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/fuji.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(12) Italian Autosprint 22/1985 (page 24)Chiusura in vista
(13) Italian Autosprint 39/2007 (page 18)Presentation of the track (map and photos - see page 10 too)
(14) Japanese www.fsw.tvOfficial website
(15) English www.fujispeedway.jp/english/course/index.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.

Fuji
Description Original project for a superspeedway with two 30° bankings. During construction, money ran out after first corner was built, so it was converted into a street track.
Years 1965
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Oval course
Inauguration 1965
Closing 1973
Last update of this page May 7th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4023  m 13200  ft 2.5  mi   (11)
Max. banking (bends) 30  ° 57.7  %        (11)

Fuji
Description Original track with banking. At first the track was run anticlockwise, but it had been soon changed into clockwise because it ws to dangerous. Vic Elfort told that in 1969 it was already clockwise (see eTracks)
Years 1965÷1973
Direction Either   Either
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1965
Closing 1973
Last update of this page May 7th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points 300R - Hair Pin - 100R - Suntory - Banking - Daiichi
length 5999  m 19683  ft 3.728  mi   (11)

Fuji
Description Banking bypassed and direction reversed to clockwise
Years 1974÷1982
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1974
Closing 1982
Last update of this page May 7th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Daiichi - Suntory - 100R - Hair Pin - 300R - Last corner
length 4360  m 14303  ft 2.709  mi   (11)

Fuji
Description  
Years 1983
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1983
Closing 1983
Last update of this page May 7th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Daiichi - Suntory - 100R - Hair Pin - 300R - Last corner
length 4356  m 14291  ft 2.707  mi   (11)

Fuji
Description  
Years 1984÷1985
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1984
Closing 1985
Last update of this page May 7th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Daiichi - Suntory - 100R - Hair Pin - 300R - Last corner
length 4410  m 14469  ft 2.74  mi   (11)

Fuji
Description Chicane added in the last corner
Years 1986÷1992
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1986
Closing 1992
Last update of this page May 7th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Daiichi - Suntory - 100R - Hair Pin - 300R - Dunlop - Last corner
length 4440  m 14567  ft 2.759  mi   (11)

Fuji
Description Another chicane built, at Suntory
Years 1993÷2002
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1993
Closing 2002
Last update of this page May 7th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Daiichi - Suntory - 100R - Hair Pin - 300R - Mc Corner - Dunlop - Last corner
length 4469  m 14662  ft 2.777  mi   (10)

Fuji International Speedway
Description First proposal for the completely new layout. It’s nearly equal to the one really built later
Years 2002
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 May 7th 2007
Info last update  
Designer Tilke
Hermann Tilke
Distinctive points  
length 4549.9  m 14927  ft 2.827  mi   (11)

Fuji International Speedway
Description  
Years 2005÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 7th 2007
Info last update  
Designer Tilke
Hermann Tilke
Distinctive points First corner - Second corner - Coca-Cola Corner - 100R - Hair Pin Corner - 300R - Dunlop Corner - Thirteenth Corner - Netz Corner - Panasonic Corner
length 4563  m 14970  ft 2.835  mi   (15)
Straight length 1475  m 4839  ft 0.917  mi Longest straight (15)

Fuji 1965÷1973

Fuji 1965÷1973


Fuji 1974÷1982

Fuji 1974÷1982


Fuji 1986÷1992

Fuji 1986÷1992


Fuji 1993÷2002

Fuji 1993÷2002



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