Spa, Belgium: The Japanese Grand Prix will continue to host Formula One races at the Suzuka track until at least 2018 after signing a new deal.
Hiroshi Soda, the president of the Mobilityland Corporation that runs the circuit, reached an agreement with F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone on a new contract from 2014-18.
"It is with great pleasure we have signed a formal contract after having had negotiations since we reached a basic agreement in March," Soda said Friday in a statement. "I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Bernie Ecclestone for showing us a great deal of understanding in the process. We will continue to work hard to ensure Suzuka remains a venue loved by fans world over."