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AUGUST 23, 2013

Suzuka signs new F1 contract through 2018

Suzuka has inked a new five-year contract to keep hosting the annual Japanese grand prix.

Speed Week reports that the extension, signed trackside at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday, will see the sport return to the popular track until at least 2018.

"We actually expected no other outcome from the negotiations," Japanese race promoter Masaro Unno told the correspondent Agnes Carlier in Belgium.

"Nevertheless, it is always a beautiful sight to really see Bernie's signature on the paper," he added.