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

YearRaceDateDriverTeamLaps
19951995 Pacific F1 GPOctober 221th Germany Michael Schumacher
2th United Kingdom David Coulthard
3th United Kingdom Damon Hill
Italy Benetton
United Kingdom Williams
United Kingdom Williams
83
83
83
19941994 Pacific F1 GPApril 171th 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

DriverGP  1st  2nd  3rd  Pod  Pole  FL  Avg GridAvg PosPoints
1Germany Michael Schumacher22002022.51.020
2Austria Gerhard Berger20101005.03.09
3United Kingdom David Coulthard10101101.02.06
4United Kingdom Damon Hill20011002.510.54
5Brazil Rubens Barrichello20011009.510.54
6Brazil Christian Fittipaldi10000009.04.03
7France Jean Alesi10000004.05.02
8Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen20000009.56.02
9France Érik Comas100000016.06.01
10United Kingdom Johnny Herbert200000015.06.51
11Brazil Pedro Diniz100000021.017.00
12France Éric Bernard100000018.010.00
13Denmark Jan Magnussen100000012.010.00
14France Jean-Christophe Boullion100000015.023.00
15Austria Karl Wendlinger100000019.013.00
16Finland Mika Häkkinen10000004.021.00
17Brazil Ayrton Senna10000101.024.00
18Italy Luca Badoer100000016.015.00
19Italy Pierluigi Martini100000017.016.00
20Japan Taki Inoue100000020.020.00
21Austria Roland Ratzenberger100000026.011.00
22United Kingdom Eddie Irvine10000006.011.00
23France Bertrand Gachot100000024.024.00
24Italy Michele Alboreto100000015.014.00
25Monaco Olivier Beretta100000021.022.00
26Italy Nicola Larini10000007.025.00
27Brazil Roberto Moreno100000022.016.00
28Netherlands Jos Verstappen100000010.017.00
29Italy Andrea Montermini100000023.021.00
30Australia David Brabham100000025.023.00
31Finland Mika Salo100000018.012.00
32United Kingdom Martin Brundle10000006.015.00
33United Kingdom Mark Blundell200000011.017.50
34Portugal Pedro Lamy200000019.010.50
35Japan Aguri Suzuki200000016.520.50
36France Olivier Panis200000015.58.50
37Italy Gianni Morbidelli200000016.015.50
38Japan Ukyo Katayama200000015.517.00

Team Ranking

 

Team Ranking TI Aida Circuit

TeamGP  1st  2nd  3rd  Pod  Pole  FL  Avg GridAvg PosPoints
1Italy Benetton22002025.56.321
2United Kingdom Williams20112201.811.810
3Italy Ferrari20101005.39.011
4Ireland Jordan200110011.312.84
5United Kingdom Footwork200000015.313.83
6Switzerland Sauber200000013.312.02
7France Larrousse100000018.514.01
8United Kingdom Team Lotus100000023.57.50
9United Kingdom Simtek100000025.517.00
10Italy Forti100000021.516.50
11United Kingdom Pacific200000023.522.50
12United Kingdom McLaren20000008.013.80
13France Ligier200000015.512.30
14United Kingdom Tyrrell200000015.318.00
15Italy Minardi200000015.514.50

 

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