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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Honda Is Title Sponsor For This Year's Japanese Grand Prix


This year may be Honda’s last year in Formula One (again), but they’re going out with a bang.

Aside from supplying engines to the Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Alpha Tauri teams, Honda has announced that they’ve taken the role of title sponsor for this year’s Japanese Grand Prix.

To be held on the Suzuka Circuit in Mie Prefecture from October 8 to 10, 2021, the Japanese Grand Prix this year will be officially called the “FIA Formula One World Championship Honda Japanese Grand Prix 2021.”

“Honda is highly honored that we will be the title sponsor of the Honda Japanese Grand Prix again at the traditional racetrack, Suzuka Circuit, as was the case in the 2018 season. We would like to thank all F1 fans and related parties and, through this sponsorship, show our gratitude to them. We hope that motorsport in Japan continues to grow in popularity, in what is Honda’s final year of Formula One participation. On track, we will do all we can with Scuderia AlphaTauri and Red Bull Racing to get the best possible result at Suzuka Circuit,” says Koji Watanabe, Chief Officer for Brand and Communication Operations, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Fittingly, the Suzuka Circuit is owned by Honda, and was originally designed as a test track for the Japanese carmaker in 1962. The circuit is best known for its “figure eight” layout, with the 1.2-kilometer back straight passing over the front section by means of an overpass. It’s one of only two FIA Grade 1 licensed tracks to have a “figure eight” layout, the other one being the Fiorano Circuit.

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