Japanese GP 2022: Who has the most wins at the Suzuka Circuit?


The Japanese GP is scheduled to take place from 7th October to 9th October – let us take a look who has the most wins at the Suzuka Circuit

F1 action moves to Japan this weekend after an enthralling Singapore GP. The Japanese GP was first held in 1963 and this will be the 49th edition of the Grand Prix. The Suzuka Circuit is one of the oldest remaining tracks of the Formula One World Championship and has been a venue of the Japanese Grand Prix since 1987. Let us take a look which drivers have tasted considerable success at the Suzuka Circuit.

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Michael Schumacher is the most successful driver in the history of the Japanese Grand Prix with a record six wins to his name. McLaren is the most successful constructor, having registered nine wins in this GP. Lewis Hamilton’s lap timing of 1:30.983, while driving a Mercedes W-10 in the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix is the official race lap record at this GP.

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Schumacher retired at Mercedes at the age of 43 (Credits: Formula 1)

When it comes to the current grid, Lewis Hamilton with five wins and Sebastian Vettel with four, are the most successful active drivers. Fernando Alonso has also won the Japanese GP twice – 2006 and 2008. The last time it was held in 2019, Valtteri Bottas stood on top of the podium followed by Vettel and Hamilton.

Where do things stand ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix?

Red Bull continues to dominate the drivers’ championship standings after Sergio Perez secured a stunning win in Singapore. Max Verstappen leads the standings with 341 points followed by Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who occupies the second spot with 237 points while Sergio Perez lies in the third spot with 235 points – ahead of George Russell, Carlos Sainz, and Lewis Hamilton.

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SINGAPORE STREET CIRCUIT, SINGAPORE – SEPTEMBER 22: Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF90, leads Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W10, Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF90, Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB15, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10, Alexander Albon, Red Bull RB15, and the rest of the field at the start during the Singapore GP at Singapore Street Circuit on September 22, 2019 in Singapore Street Circuit, Singapore. (Photo by Steven Tee / Motorsport Images)

In the constructors’ championship, Red Bull lead the table and are miles ahead of the chasing pack with 576 points. Ferrari are significantly behind in second place with 439 points. Mercedes are further behind – they occupy third place, having earned 373 points.

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