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Suzuka is one of the great tracks used in Formula 1 today, providing a massive test of car and driver. Built by Honda as a test facility in 1962, the track was designed by Dutchman John Hugenholz. A huge theme park was also constructed at the track, including the famous Ferris wheel which dominates the Suzuka skyline. In 1987, having hosted various sportscar and F2 races, and having lost out initially to Fuji in the race to host the Japanese Grand Prix, Honda's influence finally prevailed and the Grand Prix had a new Japanese home. Apart from 2007 and 2008 aside Suzuka has remained on the calendar, providing the scene for many historic races. Iconic moments have added to Suzuka's appeal...
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