Fuji Speedway to host F-1 in 2007

The Associated Press

Fuji Speedway will replace Suzuka International Racing Circuit as host of the 2007 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix.

“Fuji Speedway will be the new home of the Japanese F-1 Grand Prix,” Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone said in a statement released Friday in conjunction with Fuji International Speedway Co. Ltd.

This year’s Japanese Grand Prix will be held Oct. 8 at the Suzuka circuit. Suzuka’s contract to host the Japanese GP expires after the 2006 season and it is expected that Fuji Speedway will host future races starting from Oct. 2007.