Fuji International Speedway Announces Outline for Holding
2008 FIA Formula One Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
February 20, 2008
Fuji International Speedway Co., Ltd.
FUJI INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY CO., LTD. (Fuji Speedway: Hiroaki
Kato, President) announced today the overview of the 2008 FIA Formula
One World Championship Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix. The event
will be held over the course of three days, from October 10 to 12, of
In the course of planning for the event, we have thoroughly examined those issues that caused the greatest inconvenience for spectators last year and, based on various criticisms and recommendations we have received and with spectator safety as our top priority, we have established the following two policy guidelines: 1. Safe and sure transportation services, and 2. Comfortable and enjoyable environment for spectators.
Regarding traffic access, in consideration of the need to ease traffic congestion coming into and leaving the venue for the spectators and the need to minimize impact on the surrounding environment, the Ticket & Ride System, which combines entrance tickets with bus transportation, will be continued. However, in order to allow spectators to wait in the busses after the race has finished in the event of inclement weather, the shuttle-bus transport system adopted last year has been revised in favor of a “stand-by system”, where buses gather and wait at the event venue.
In addition, regarding the construction of spectator facilities, large viewing screens, lighting and broadcast equipment, improved facilities for bus boarding and disembarking, better walkways, more-convenient placement of temporary toilets, increased staff numbers, more thorough pre-event staff training, and greater information provision will be realized.
Attendance on the day of the race is expected to be 110,000, and total attendance for the three days is expected to be 220,000.
Also, in order to strengthen the operational structure for the event, the Formula One Project Planning Division has been newly established within Fuji Speedway. Fuji Speedway is committed to restoring customers’ trust by doing everything possible to ensure that this year’s F1 event is a success.
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