Formula 1 Japanese GP 2023: Where and how to watch?
Just like last season, this year’s F1 Japanese GP could prove to be a title-decider. With seven races remaining, Max Verstappen has a 153-point lead in the Drivers’ Championship standings, and anything but Sergio Perez finishing at least four points in front of Verstappen would mean Max will be crowned a triple world champion with six races remaining after this.
However, after their troubles at the Marina Bay Circuit, it’ll be interesting to see whether it was just a one-off result or whether the new technical directives have resulted in Red Bull losing some of their on-track performance.
Suzuka Circuit: History and Characteristics
The 3.6 mile long Suzuka Circuit poses a completely different challenge to that of the Marina Bay Circuit, which was a street circuit with lots of 90 degree corners. Suzuka, on the other hand, is a classic F1 circuit with a good mix of high- and low-speed corners. With that in mind, tyre supplier Pirelli has gone with the hardest set of compounds for this weekend’s grand prix, where C3 is the softest compound and C1 is the hardest.
Although tyre degradation isn’t that big, the high-speed nature of the track means there’s more lateral stress on the tyres as compared to the Singapore GP. Thus, if rain doesn’t spoil the fun, it should be a standard 1-stop race for most teams, with the Medium-to-Hard strategy being the most optimal one.
After God knows how many races, we’re finally set for largely sunny and warm conditions throughout the race weekend at Suzuka. Although there is a chance of rain on Friday, conditions are expected to be sunny and warm throughout Saturday and Sunday. Highs of 28 degrees Celsius are predicted on Sunday for the start of the race, with bright and sunny conditions.
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The schedule for the Japanese GP is as follows:
Friday, September 22
Free Practice 1: 08:00–09:00 IST
Free Practice 2: 11:30–12:30 IST
Saturday, September 23
Free Practice 3: 08:00–09:00 IST
Qualifying: 11:30–12:30 IST
Sunday, September 24
Main Race: 10:30–12:30 IST
F1 Japanese GP 2023 telecast and streaming details
Full list of countries and channels that broadcast Formula 1 around the world.
|AUSTRALIA||Fox SportsFoxtelKayoNetwork Ten|
|CHINA||CCTVShanghai TVGuangdong Television ChannelTencent|
|CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA||AMC|
|FINLAND||ViaplayV sport +V sport 1|
|HONG KONG||beIN SPORTS|
|HUNGARY||M4 (MTVA Sports Channel)|
|INDIA||F1 TV Pro|
|IN-SHIP & IN-FLIGHT||Sport 24Sport 24 Extra|
|KOSOVO||Sport KlubArtmotion Kosovo|
|LUXEMBOURG||RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg|
|MALAYSIA AND BRUNEI||beIN SPORTS|
|MEXICO||Fox Sports Mexico|
|MYANMAR||Canal+ SportsCanal+ ACTION|
|NEW ZEALAND||Sky NZ|
|NORWAY||V sport 1V sport +Viaplay|
|PAPUA NEW GUINEA & PACIFIC ISLANDS||TVWAN Sports|
|ROMANIA||DigisportOrange SportPrima Sport|
|SOUTH KOREA||Coupang Play|
|SPAIN AND ANDORRA||F1 DAZN|
|SWEDEN||ViaplayV sport motorTV10|
|TURKEY||S SportS Sport Plus|
|UNITED KINGDOM||Sky SportsC4|