1. Japan (1976-1977, 1987-2018)
Japan is the first country in Asia to host an F1 race and has successfully organized 34 events to date. As one of the last stages of the year, Japanese Grand Prix plays an important role in determining the throne at F1. As of the 2018 season, a total of 13 champions were named after finishing the race in the land of the rising sun.
Legend of Michael Schumacher (Germany) is the most successful driver at the Japanese Grand Prix with a total of 6 times to turn on champagne to celebrate. Meanwhile, the last winner here is the reigning champion Lewis Hamilton (England).
Since 2009, Japanese races have been held at Suzuka, belonging to Honshu island.
2. Malaysia (1999-2017)
The Malaysian Grand Prix is held at Sepang International Race Course. This race has a total length of more than 314 km with a total of 56 laps. Sebastian Vettel holds the record for the shortest time to complete a race here when it only takes 1 minute 34 seconds 08.
In 2017, Malaysia decided to halt hosting the world’s fastest racing car due to funding difficulties. “We will suspend the Malaysian Grand Prix, at least for a while. The cost is being pushed too high to exceed the revenue,” said Malaysian Minister of Youth and Sports, Khairy Jamaluddin.
3. Bahrain (2004-2010, 2012-2018)
Starting hosting in 2004, Bahrain brought F1 back to the audience in the Middle East region. With serious investment and professional working style, Bahrain Grand Prix has been voted the “best organized race” by the International Car Federation. In 2006 and 2010, Bahrain was honored to be the venue for the opening stage of the F1 season.
In 2014, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the organization, Bahrain decided to switch the night competition time after completing the two-side lighting system. Night races have been maintained so far in Bahrain.
Bahrain Grand Prix has been held 14 times and Vettel has a record with 4 wins.
4. China (2004-2018)
At the time of completion and commissioning, the China Grand Prix is the world’s most expensive race with a construction cost of up to $ 240 million. The race has a length of 305,066 km with a total of 56 laps.
This is also the place where the most difficult corners of F1 village require the drivers to master well when driving at high speed. China Grand Prix saw Lewis Hamilton’s dominance with 5 wins, the latest being in 2017.