Okayama International Circuit is a track in western Honshu, Japan. Opened in 1990, it was originally named TI Circuit Aida. The "TI" is for Tanaka International, the umbrella corporation of wealthy Japanese businessman Hajime Tanaka, who built the circuit.

History[edit | edit source]

In the 1980s, golf course magnate Hajime Tanaka had an idea. He had become quite wealthy developing golf courses and selling memberships to cover construction and expenses. Tanaka was also a race fan, and wondered if the same business model could be applied to a race track. Wealthy businessmen could buy memberships to the track, and be able to drive their expensive cars on their fancy playground whenever they desired. Use of on-site social facilities would also be available.

He put together a proposal, and started selling memberships. He also sold off a number of his golf courses to raise capital for construction.

Grands Prix[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of Formula One World Championship events held at the Circuit Paul Ricard circuit:

Year Event Winning Driver Winning Constructor
1994 Pacific Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford
1995 Pacific Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford
V T E Circuits
AdelaideAidaAin-DiabAintreeAlbert ParkAlgarveAnderstorpAustinAVUSBakuBarcelonaBoavistaBrands HatchBremgartenBuddhBuenos AiresCaesars PalaceClermont-FerrandDallasDetroitDijonDoningtonEast LondonEstorilFujiHanoiHockenheimHungaroringImolaIndianapolisInterlagosIstanbulJacarepaguáJaramaJerezKyalamiLe MansLong BeachMagny-CoursMarina BayMexico CityMonsantoMonte CarloMontjuïcMont-TremblantMontrealMonzaMosportMugelloNivelles-BaulersNürburgringPaul RicardPedralbesPescaraPhoenixRed Bull RingReimsRiversideRouenSakhirSebringSepangShanghaiSilverstoneSochiSpa-FrancorchampsSuzukaValenciaWatkins GlenYas MarinaYeongamZandvoortZeltwegZolder
Other Circuits
BrooklandsFioranoGoodwoodLinas-MontlhéryOntarioOulton ParkPauSnettertonSolitudeSyracuseVallelungaWestmead
Bold indicates a circuit on the 2020 calendar; italics indicates a circuit scheduled on the 2021 calendar.
The Red Bull Ring was previously known as the "A1-Ring" and before that the "Österreichring".
V T E Pacific Community Pacific Grand Prix
Circuits TI Circuit Aida
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Races 19941995
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