Fuji International Speedway
The Fuji International Speedway is one of the most famous and popular circuits in Japan, the first to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix in the Land of the Rising Sun. The track was redesigned in 2003 by architect Hermann Tilke, increasing its overall length to 4,563 metres from the 4,359-metre version that hosted FIA World Sport-Prototype Championship races from 1982 to 1988. Fuji has a straight of over 1.5 km, one of the longest in the world. Despite this feature, the track also has a sequence of fast corners alternating with slower but extremely technical ones. One of the most significant is the 300 R, best taken at high speed. The circuit boasts a unique setting in Shizuoka province, with Mount Fuji - one of Japan's sacred peaks - providing the background for many parts of the track.