Pacific Grand Prix
|Pearl River Racing Course|
|Number of times held||7|
|Number of venues||3|
|Most wins (drivers)||Alain Prost (1)|
|Most wins (constructor)||Williams (1)|
The Pacific Grand Prix was a race on the Formula One calendar, held for it's entirety in Japan. It was first held in 1990 in order to give the newly constructed Autopolis circuit in Ōita Prefecture, Japan a Formula One event. The first running of the race was well received by fans internationally and domestic as it proved to be an economic and sporting success. However, the remote location of the venue and the poor access by road soon detracted from the event, and by late 1992 arrangements were being made to move the event to a new venue. TI Circuit Aida, now know as Okayama International Circuit due to it's location in Okayama Prefecture, was selected as the replacement venue for the event with a contract to host the Pacific Grand Prix from 1994 onwards. Despite better access TI Circuit Aida was not well-received by fans, leading to the event organisers severing their contract with TI Circuit Aida for 1996. The event would be cancelled altogether after public interest in a second race in Japan dwindled.
Both Autopolis and Okayama International Circuit would go on to host the Japanese Grand Prix in the 2010s.
In 2019, due to the booming Chinese economy, then-FOM chairman Achille Lunardi lobbied to have a second race in China, at the new Pearl River Racing Course, set around a large shopping centre complex, originally for 2020, but as the track was not ready in time for the new season, this was pushed back to 2021, and the Pacific Grand Prix name was revived for the first time in over 25 years.
|2021||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Pearl River Racing Course|
|1996-2020 not held|
|1995||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||TI Circuit Aida|
|1990||Alain Prost||Williams-Renault||Canon Williams Renault Team|