Forget Spa, Suzuka is F1's best circuit

Forget Spa, Suzuka is F1's best circuit

Spa has had its day. The Japanese GP venue is now unquestionably the biggest challenge on the calendar, argues EDD STRAW

Legend and legacy are only worth so much. And while Spa-Francorchamps remains one of the great tracks on the grand prix calendar, anyone arguing that Suzuka has not long since superseded it as the greatest driver challenge in Formula 1 is living in the past.

Grand prix circuits are defined by two things. Based on one of them, the ribbon of asphalt itself, Spa probably has the edge. But the real character of a track is defined by what lies beyond it. And, once you take that into account, Suzuka wins hands down.

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