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Private jet Japanese F1 Grand Prix

The Japanese Formula one, F1 Grand prix is the seventeenth race in the 2016 Formula one, F1 season in Suzuka at the Suzuka circuit on the 09th October 2016.

The Japanese Grand Prix is a race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. Historically, Japan has been one of the last races of the season, and as such the Japanese Grand Prix has been the venue for many title-deciding races, with 13 World Champions being crowned over the 30 World Championship Japanese Grand Prix that have been hosted.

The first two Japanese Grands Prix in 1976 and 1977 were held at the Fuji Speedway, before Japan was taken off the 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 F1 circuits. In 1994 and 1995, Japan also hosted the Pacific Grand Prix at the TI Circuit, making Japan one of only seven countries to host more than one Grand Prix in the same season (the others being Great Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and the USA). In 2007 the Grand Prix moved back to the newly redesigned Fuji Speedway. After a second race at Fuji in 2008, the race returned to Suzuka in 2009, as part of an alternating agreement between the owners of Fuji Speedway and Suzuka Circuit, perennial rivals Toyota and Honda. However, in July 2009, Toyota announced it would not host the race at Fuji Speedway in 2010 and beyond due to a downturn in the global economy, and so the Japanese Grand Prix was held at Suzuka instead. Suzuka has hosted the Japanese Grand Prix every year since 2009.

In July 2009, Toyota cited a global economic slump as the reason that the Japanese Grand Prix would not return to Fuji Speedway in 2010 and beyond. The speedway argued, according to the Associated Press, that “continuing to host F1 races could threaten the survival of the company.” As a result, the 2010 Grand Prix was held at Suzuka.  Sebastian Vettel secured his second World Championship in the 2011 Grand Prix with a third-place finish, McLaren’s Jenson Button (the only driver who in the field who had a theoretical chance of beating Vettel to the title) won the race wearing a special tribute helmet to the people affected by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The helmet featured a design in the style of the Japanese flag, and he auctioned the helmet off afterwards to raise money for those caught in unfortunate circumstances during the times of the tsunami earlier that year.

From its return to the Formula One calendar in 1987, the Japanese Grand Prix was one of the most popular with spectators. For the 1990 race, three million fans entered a draw for the 120,000 available tickets, due to the popularity of Honda’s world championship successes as an engine supplier to the Williams and McLaren teams, and the fact that the country had produced its first full-time F1 driver in the shape of Satoru Nakajima and Ayrton Senna’s immense popularity in Japan.[original research?] After Nakajima’s retirement in 1991 and Honda’s withdrawal from competition the following year, interest went into decline despite the addition of the Pacific Grand Prix to the F1 calendar, an event also held in Japan during the 1994 and 1995 seasons. The 1995 Japanese Grand Prix was the first for which the allocated tickets did not sell out.[8] Subsequently, the appearance of new Japanese drivers such as Takuma Sato and the entry of Honda and Toyota as full manufacturer teams has restored the event to its former popularity. But Honda pulled out of F1 at the end of 2008, citing economic reasons, and Toyota did the same the following year, also citing economic reasons.

Honda will be returning to Formula One as an engine supplier for McLaren starting in the 2015 season. On 23 August 2013 it was announced that the contract for the Japanese Grand Prix had been extended until 2018.

The Suzuka circuit lies 80 kilometres away from Nagoya Chubu Centrair International airport (RJGG / NGO). The journey time by car is around 1 hour 20 minutes subject to traffic.  Alternatively, a helicopter charter can be arranged across the Ise Bay and land you at the Suzuka circuit in 20 minutes.  Taking the train with the JR or Kintetsu railways will get you from the Nagoya station to the Suzuka circuit Ino station in 60 – 90 minutes.  From there a taxi or 20 minute walk will get you to the Suzuka circuit.  Osaka Kansai International airport (RJBB / KIX) lies approximately 135 kilometres away from the Suzuka circuit, and around 1 hour 50 minutes by car.  A helicopter charter will land you at the Suzuka circuit in 40 minutes.  Or, on arrival into Osaka, connect with the Bullet train for the short journey to Suzuka.

Arranging a private jet charter or helicopter transfer with Freedom Air to arrive in style to the Japanese Formula one, F1 grand prix in Suzuka is simple.  The Freedom Air team can be reached on: +44 (0) 1275 548001 and charters@flyfreedomair.com to book your next trip.