Japanese Grand Prix 2023: Start time, schedule, weather and how to live stream

Henry Valantine
Max Verstappen passes big wheel at Japanese Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen passes the big wheel at the Japanese Grand Prix.

After the shock of Singapore, all eyes will be on Red Bull at the Japanese Grand Prix to see if they can return to the pedestal upon which they have sat all season.

Max Verstappen can take another giant step towards the Drivers’ Championship with victory at Suzuka this weekend, and barring an almighty swing in the Constructors’ total, Red Bull could wrap up the teams’ crown this weekend.

将会有损失ts to look out for at a circuit loved by fans and drivers alike this weekend, so here’s what to expect this weekend at Suzuka.

Japanese Grand Prix live stream: How to watch all the action from Suzuka

Formula 1 is available to watch via different TV broadcasters depending on which country you reside in, and the Japanese Grand Prix is available to watch live on the following channels in these major markets in 2023:

Australia: Fox Sports
Austria: Sky Sport F1, ORF, Servus TV [live races split between them]
Brazil: TV Bandeirantes, BandSports
Canada: RDS, TSN
China: Great Sport (RTS) [Shanghai only], CCTV, Guangdong Sports [broadcast in Guangdong only]
France: Canal+
Germany: Sky Sport F1 [Sky Sport YouTube channel show session highlights], Sport 1 [one-hour highlights of all races]
Italy: Sky Sport F1, TV8 [delayed coverage]
Japan: Fuji TV Next
Netherlands: Viaplay Xtra, NOS [free-to-air highlights]
Spain: DAZN F1
United Kingdom and Ireland: Sky Sports F1, Channel 4 [free-to-air highlights]
United States: ESPN, Spanish language broadcast available on ESPN Deportes

For those looking to watch live races online, F1 TV Pro is available in selected countries, which allows you to watch every session live, have access to exclusive live timing, documentaries and live shows – and is available to watch on any of your chosen devices via web, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Roku and Chromecast.

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How to watch the Japanese Grand Prix for free online

Austrian broadcasters Servus and ORF will have free Japanese Grand Prix coverage on their streaming platforms,Servus TVandORF TVthek, with German-language commentary. Do keep in mind that a free account may be required to view, so signing up may be necessary.

A live French-language live stream will also be available via Belgian broadcaster RTBF, which is available to stream viaRTBF Auvio.


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Japanese Grand Prix 2023: What is the full weekend schedule at Suzuka?

Here are all the sessions taking place across the race weekend:

Friday 22 September

Formula 1: Free Practice 1 and 2
BMW & Mini Racing: Practice and Qualifying
Porsche Carrera Cup Japan: Practice

Saturday 23 September

Formula 1: Free Practice 3 and Qualifying
BMW & Mini Racing: First Race (20 minutes + 1 lap)
Porsche Carrera Cup Japan: Qualifying

Sunday 24 September

Formula 1: Japanese Grand Prix [53 laps or 120 minutes]
BMW & Mini Racing: Second Race (20 minutes + 1 lap)
Porsche Carrera Cup Japan: Race (10 laps or 30 minutes)

Japanese Grand Prix 2023: What time do the sessions start?

Here is the Formula 1 schedule for the Japanese Grand Prix race weekend [all times local, BST/UK in brackets]:

Friday 22 September

FP1: 11.30am-12.30pm [3.30am-4.30am]
FP2: 3pm-4pm [7am-8am]

Saturday 23 September

FP3: 11.30am-12.30pm [3.30am-4.30am]
Qualifying: 3pm-4pm [7am-8am]

Sunday 24 September

Race: 2pm [6am]

Japanese Grand Prix weather: What is the forecast for the Suzuka race weekend?

After a dry weekend in Singapore for the most part, expect conditions to potentially be unsettled at Suzuka this time around. There was rain on Wednesday, and there is potential for rain as the weekend progresses.

Friday 22 September: 28°C, rain expected in the morning, potentially drying in the afternoon, cloud cover to remain.

Saturday 23 September: 29°C, sunny spells predicted in the afternoon for qualifying.

Sunday 24 September: 26°C, overcast conditions expected and small chance of rain.

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