F1 Japanese Grand Prix: Qualifying start time, UK start time, How to watch, Highlights

The F1 Japanese Grand Prix goes down this weekend, and to ensure fans don’t miss a second of the action, we’ve compiled a list of all the details you need.

The eagerly anticipated race sets up the next chapter of a rollercoaster season. In a surprise turn of events, the current leader, Max Verstappen, only mustered up a seventh-place finish, while his nearest rival, Charles Leclerc, bagged second, which tightened the gap at the top of the table.

But the man who will come out of this with the most confidence is none other than Sergio Perez. The Mexican has looked fantastic throughout the campaign and will look to utilise his win in Singapore to push towards more success in the future.

But things didn’t go to plan from a British perspective. Although Lando Norris finished fourth, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell wound up considerably further down the table, coming in at 9th and 14th, respectively. Therefore racing enthusiasts across the country will hope for better things in Suzuka City. And if you want to watch every second of the upcoming event, you can get all the details below.

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F1 Japanese Grand Prix UK start time

After three years away, the drivers are chomping at the bit to fly around the Suzuka Circuit. And they don’t have much longer to wait. Due to the time difference, British fans can watch the Qualifying at 7 AM on October 8 in the standard Q1, Q2 and Q3 knockout session format.

The main event occurs an hour earlier, at 6 AM the following day.

How to watch The F1 Japanese Grand Prix

As usual, racing enthusiasts can enjoy the spectacle via Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event. The broadcast will begin at 6:00 AM for the qualifying and 4:30 AM for the Grand Prix. However, if you don’t have a Sky Sports subscription, you can sit back and watch the highlights at a much more reasonable time.

We’re yet to discover when the best bits of the Qualifying will air. But Channel 4 will give a full round-up of the GP on Sunday at 12:30 PM.

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