Japanese Grand Prix 2023 start time: F1 race, qualifying and practice schedule
Your complete guide to the Japanese Grand Prix 2023 start time, plus full TV schedule for the race weekend.
The Japanese Grand Prix rolls around this weekend with hopes of a shuffled top order following an attention-grabbing performance last week.
Carlos Sainz claimed the Singapore Grand Prix following a superb drive to maintain his tyres and clinch victory ahead of a snarling chasing pack.
However, Max Verstappen, who entered the race on the back of a 10-race winning streak, was nowhere to be seen.
Red Bull endured a string of essentially failed changes to their set-up for the race, leading to Verstappen and Sergio Pérez both failing to reach Q3 in qualifying. They finished fifth and eighth respectively in the race.
Singapore is a notorious circuit to drive, while Japan remains a consistent favourite among competitors. Verstappen will hope to put last weekend down as a bad day at the office, rather than the tip of a perilous iceberg.
RadioTimes.com brings you the full schedule for race weekend at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Japanese Grand Prix date
The Japanese Grand Prix takes place on Sunday 24th September 2023.
Check out our F1 calendar 2023 – link above – for the full list of races throughout the season.
Japanese Grand Prix start time
The race begins promptly at 6am UK time.
We've included the full schedule for the rest of the weekend, including practice and qualifying times, below.
Japanese Grand Prix practice time
All UK time.
Friday 22nd September
From 3am on Sky Sports F1
Practice 1 – 3:30am
Practice 2 – 7am
Saturday 23rd September
From 3:15am on Sky Sports F1
Practice 3 – 3:30am
Japanese Grand Prix qualifying time
Saturday 23rd September
From 6am on Sky Sports F1
Qualifying – 7am
Japanese Grand Prix race time
Sunday 24th September
From 4:30am on Sky Sports F1
Race – 6am
How to watch the Japanese Grand Prix on TV
The Japanese Grand Prix will air live on Sky Sports F1 from 12:30pm.
Sky customers can add individual channels for just £18 per month or add the complete sports package to their deal for just £25 per month.
Live stream Japanese Grand Prix online
Existing Sky Sports customers can live stream the race via the Sky Go app on a variety of devices.
NOW can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles. NOW is also available via BT Sport.
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