TI Aida layout & records

TI Aida Circuit Details
Location: TI Aida F1 Circuit TI Aida, Japan
Event: Pacific Grand Prix
Used: 1994-1995
Type: Closed Circuit
 Lap Dist.: 3.703 km
TI Aida Circuit Lap Record
Lap Record: 1:14.023 min
Date: 17 April 1994
F1 Driver: Albert Scherrer
F1 Car: Benetton B194 Ford
Speed: 180.090 km/h
Onboard Lap F1 Video

Benetton B194 Frod with Mick Schumacher Belgian GP Spa Francorchamps F1 2017

TI Aida Circuit

TI Aida F1 Circuit Layout

TI Aida circuit layout

 

History

 

TI Aida Circuit History


Michael Schumacher, Benetton B195 Renault. German Grand Prix 1995

Michael Schumacher, Benetton B195 Renault. German Grand Prix 1995

Okayama International Circuit opened in 1990 (as TI Aida) primarily as a high-speed sports club, the private playground for members and their exotic sports cars. It was the vision of Hajime Tanaka - perhaps unsurpisingly a millionaire golf course magnate - whose ambitions ultimately lay far higher.

After hosting local Formula 3 and touring car races, it was something of a surprise when Aida was announced as round two of the 1994 Formula One calendar. The regional police were slow to grant permission for the event, fearing horrendous traffic and crowd problems at the remote circuit . The solution? Around 1,500 coaches were used to ferry people to and from the parking areas - some 20 miles away!

The race stayed on the calendar for a second year in 1995, but it was never likely to last longer than that. The mountainous circuit is certainly in a pretty location, but the track itself is extremely tight and twisty, with F1 cars struggling on full lock and in no higher than third gear for the infield section. "It's like the Hungaroring - but with slower corners and fewer overtaking opportunities," reckoned one racing driver after lapping it in a McLaren F1 supercar.

Despite the loss of Formula One, the circuit had established itself as one of Japan's top facilities and continues to host the top national series. The circuit was renamed Okayama International Circuit in 2005.

Podiums

 

F1 Podium Winners on TI Aida Circuit

Year Race Date Driver Team Laps
1995 1995 Pacific Grand Prix October 22 1th Germany Michael Schumacher
2th United Kingdom David Coulthard
3th United Kingdom Damon Hill
Italy Benetton
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Williams
83
83
83
1994 1994 Pacific Grand Prix April 17 1th Germany Michael Schumacher
2th Austria Gerhard Berger
3th Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Italy Benetton
Italy Ferrari
Ireland Jordan
83
83
82

Driver Ranking

 

Driver Ranking TI Aida Circuit

Driver GP   1st   2nd   3rd   Pod   Pole   FL   Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 2.5 1.0 20
2 Austria Gerhard Berger 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 5.0 3.0 9
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1.0 2.0 6
4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 9.5 10.5 4
5 United Kingdom Damon Hill 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2.5 10.5 4
6 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 4.0 3
7 France Jean Alesi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 5.0 2
8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.5 6.0 2
9 France Érik Comas 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 6.0 1
10 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 6.5 1
11 Italy Pierluigi Martini 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17.0 16.0 0
12 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 24.0 0
13 Italy Luca Badoer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 15.0 0
14 Japan Taki Inoue 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 20.0 0
15 Austria Roland Ratzenberger 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26.0 11.0 0
16 France Bertrand Gachot 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24.0 24.0 0
17 Italy Michele Alboreto 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 14.0 0
18 Monaco Olivier Beretta 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.0 22.0 0
19 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 11.0 0
20 Netherlands Jos Verstappen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 17.0 0
21 Italy Nicola Larini 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 25.0 0
22 Brazil Roberto Moreno 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 16.0 0
23 Italy Andrea Montermini 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23.0 21.0 0
24 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 15.0 0
25 Australia David Brabham 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 25.0 23.0 0
26 Finland Mika Salo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 12.0 0
27 France Éric Bernard 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 10.0 0
28 Brazil Pedro Diniz 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.0 17.0 0
29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 23.0 0
30 Austria Karl Wendlinger 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 13.0 0
31 Finland Mika Häkkinen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 21.0 0
32 Denmark Jan Magnussen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 10.0 0
33 Portugal Pedro Lamy 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 10.5 0
34 Japan Aguri Suzuki 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.5 20.5 0
35 France Olivier Panis 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.5 8.5 0
36 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 15.5 0
37 Japan Ukyo Katayama 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.5 17.0 0
38 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 17.5 0

Team Ranking

 

Team Ranking TI Aida Circuit

Team GP   1st   2nd   3rd   Pod   Pole   FL   Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 Italy Benetton 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 5.5 6.3 21
2 United Kingdom Williams 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 1.8 11.8 10
3 Italy Ferrari 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5.3 9.0 11
4 Ireland Jordan 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 11.3 12.8 4
5 United Kingdom Footwork 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.3 13.8 3
6 Switzerland Sauber 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.3 12.0 2
7 France Larrousse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.5 14.0 1
8 Italy Minardi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.5 14.5 0
9 United Kingdom Team Lotus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23.5 7.5 0
10 United Kingdom Pacific 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23.5 22.5 0
11 United Kingdom Simtek 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25.5 17.0 0
12 Italy Forti 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21.5 16.5 0
13 United Kingdom McLaren 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 13.8 0
14 France Ligier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.5 12.3 0
15 United Kingdom Tyrrell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.3 18.0 0

 

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