FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 file photo, a fan with a model of Suzuka Circuit waits for drivers in front of the gate of the paddock ahead of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix in Suzuka, central Japan. The Japanese Grand Prix will remain at Suzuka Circuit until at least 2024. The track has been a regular fixture on the F1 calendar since 1987 and Formula 1 says the multi-year extension is part of an effort to grow the sport in Asia. This season 20-year-old Yuki Tsunoda became the first Japanese driver on the F1 grid since 2014. He races for AlphaTauri. The Japanese GP is scheduled this year for Oct. 10. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 file photo, a fan with a model of Suzuka Circuit waits for drivers in front of the gate of the paddock ahead of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix in Suzuka, central Japan. The Japanese Grand Prix will remain at Suzuka Circuit until at least 2024. The track has been a regular fixture on the F1 calendar since 1987 and Formula 1 says the multi-year extension is part of an effort to grow the sport in Asia. This season 20-year-old Yuki Tsunoda became the first Japanese driver on the F1 grid since 2014. He races for AlphaTauri. The Japanese GP is scheduled this year for Oct. 10. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai, File)

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese Grand Prix will remain at Suzuka Circuit until at least 2024, Formula 1 announced on Saturday.

The track has been a regular fixture on the F1 calendar since 1987 and the multi-year extension is part of an effort to grow the sport in Asia.

“Japan holds a special place in the hearts and minds of F1 fans all over the world, and Suzuka has played host to many of the sport's most legendary moments, with 11 Drivers' titles being decided there,” F1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali said in a statement.

The Japanese GP, scheduled this year for Oct. 10, “has always showcased gripping, edge-of-your-seat drama,” Domenicali said in announcing the extension with race promoter Mobilityland.

This season, 20-year-old Yuki Tsunoda became the first Japanese driver on the F1 grid since 2014. He races for AlphaTauri.

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