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03/14/07
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Fuji F1 GP plans
Fuji International Speedway announced today an outline of events of the 2007 FIA Formula One World Championship (F1) Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix that will be held in September of this year.

Based on the three major policy guidelines announced in November 2006, "Providing services based on advanced safety and high quality," "offering a variety of ways to enjoy F1," and "contributing to and encouraging participation by the local community," a full range of services and events is to be planned and implemented.

Under the heading of "Providing services based on advanced safety and high quality," a mobile telephone text service will provide spectators with the latest detailed information concerning various events and other relevant information, while local volunteers will hold up display boards. A day-care centre and kids' playgrounds will also be set up to ensure an environment in which spectators who come with children can enjoy the race in a relaxed frame of mind.  

Next, in the interests of offering a variety of ways to enjoy F1, a range of hands-on events will be organized. These include a Thursday Charity Pit lane Walk for 4,000 three-day ticket holders; a Racetrack Walk in which participants can walk the racetrack after the F1 race, and hands-on activity pavilion under the theme of "Know it. Enjoy it. Feel it."

Finally, to contribute to and encourage participation by the local community, plans call for the operation of local public relations booths, field tours to Friday Practice sessions for local elementary school students, and participation by local residents in a range of volunteer activities.

The Symbol Mark for the 2007 Japanese F1 Grand Prix has also been decided. The design, which combines motifs of Mount Fuji and a race car, will appear on a wide range of souvenir goods and in other uses.

Facilities that will serve for the race teams and as hospitality spaces for sponsor enterprises are currently under construction with a scheduled completion date of the end of March 2007. These spaces will also be put to use during domestic races.

The Fuji Speedway, which boasts the longest home straight of any circuit in the world that hosts F1 racing, will be the setting for the final of the Japan Grand Prix, which will be run over 67 laps on September 30, starting at 1:30 pm.

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