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JAPANESE GP

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 The Japanese GP is been on the racing calender since 1987 and is the last race of the season and generally proves to be one of the most exciting races if the championship comes down to the wire which it has in the last few years.The unique thing about the Honda-owned track is that it is in the shape of a figure of eight which is the only circuit among the F1 circuits to have this.It has long sweeping curves and a "spoon corner" which has to be negotiated in 1st-2nd gear. The R130 flat-out left-handed curve before the pits is one of the most challenging in the world. The circuit is 5.9Km long and a total of 53 laps has to be completed to decide a winner.Wing settings are set to obtain medium downforce on this circuit.
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The unique thing about the Honda-owned track is that it is in the shape of a figure of eight which is the only circuit among the F1 circuits to have this.
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Set up :
This undulating circuit requires medium wing levels, for medium to high downforce. Medium to soft suspension settings are needed for maximum grip.

Track:
5.9 km , Suzaka

Pole Position 99 :
Mika Hakkinen - McLaren

98 winner:
Mika Hakkinen - McLaren

Winners over the past five years:
Drivers comments on Suzaka

Time-table :

Friday  April 10th 11.00-12.00 and 13.00-14.00
Free practice
Saturday   April 11th 09.00-09.45 and 10.15-11.00
Free practice
  13.00-14.00 
Qualifying - 12 laps allowed per driver
Sunday  April 12th 09.30-10.00 Warm-up
  14.00 Japanese GP
53 laps , 307.057km 
  All times are local - GMT -03.00

JAPAN 98

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