The 17th stop on this year’s Formula One world tour is the Suzuka Circuit for the Japanese Grand Prix, but some of this weekend’s action has been either postponed or cancelled outright because of Typhoon Hagibis.
The tropical storm is expected to bring high winds and heavy rain to Japan on Saturday, and as a result the third practice session has been called off. Qualifying, which had also been scheduled for Saturday, may still take place − but if it does it will be ahead of the race on Sunday instead. However, if it has to be cancelled, the results of the second practice session (listed below) will dictate the grid.
Our guide explains how to catch this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix action, including channels and UK times for practice races, qualifying and, of course, the main event. Plus, how to live stream everything, no matter where in the world you are. All of this weekend’s action is set to take place in the very early hours, but highlights and replays will be shown later in the day.
Japanese Grand Prix Schedule – What time is the F1 on TV?
Here’s this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix race schedule (all times BST) − however, as mentioned above, these times could change because of Typhoon Hagibis:
Friday, October 11
- 1:45am − Japanese GP Practice One build-up
- 2am − Japanese GP Practice One
- 5:45am − Japanese GP Practice Two build-up
- 6am − Japanese GP Practice Two
Saturday, October 12
3:45am − Japanese GP Practice Three build-up 4am − Japanese GP Practice Three 6am − Japanese GP Qualifying build-up 7am − Japanese GP Qualifying 8:30am − The F1 Show 10am − Japanese GP Qualifying highlights 1:30pm − Japanese GP Qualifying highlights 5pm − Japanese GP Qualifying highlights
Sunday, October 13
- 1:30am − Japanese GP Qualifying build-up TBC
- 2am − Japanese GP Qualifying TBC
- 4:30am − Japanese GP Pit Lane
- 5:30am − Japanese GP On the Grid
- 6:10pm − THE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX
- 8am − Japanese GP Paddock
- 9:30am − Japanese GP full race replay
- 12pm − Japanese GP highlights
Japanese Grand Prix – TV channel and live stream details
If you’re a Sky subscriber, you can tune in on Sky Sports F1, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky One. You can also watch the action unfold by using the Sky Go mobile app, at no additional charge. Here are some quick-links to help you:
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If you’re not a Sky customer, but desperately don’t want to miss this weekend’s action, you can pick up a Now TV Sports Pass, which will set you back either £9.99 (for a Day Pass), £14.99 (for a Week Pass). The Week Pass is obviously the best value for F1 fanatics, especially if you’ve got a free schedule on both Saturday and Sunday.
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Only fancy diving into a match or two but don't want a season pass? Now TV's Sky Sports Day Pass has got you covered, and won't cost you more than a tenner.
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To catch Channel 4’s highlights from 2:20pm on Sunday, you’ll need to head to the normal broadcast channel or the All 4 website linked below for an on-demand service:
- Watch: Channel 4 online
Alternatively, you can watch the action using the All 4 mobile app:
Japanese Grand Prix practice results
- Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
- Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
- Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
- Max Verstappen (Red Bull)