The inaugural Japanese Grand Prix was held at the Fuji Speedway in 1976: remaining at the circuit the following year before the race was removed from the Formula One calendar. It returned in 1987 at Suzuka, which hosted the Grand Prix exclusively for 20 years and gained a reputation as one of the most challenging circuits in Formula One.
The race moved back to the newly redesigned Fuji Speedway for the 2007 and 2008 seasons before returning to Suzuka in 2009, where it has remained ever since.
Ranked amongst drivers and teams alike as one of the greatest circuits in Formula One, Suzuka is a massive test of both car and driver ability and has played host to 12 World Championship-deciding races.
Join us later in the morning for the latest updates and results from the Japanese Grand Prix, as the qualifying session is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF90, ready to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull for pole position.