Japanese Grand Prix guide: What time does it start, TV channel, odds, predictions & track guide

Suzuka hosts the Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka hosts the Japanese Grand Prix

All the key details ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, including the full weekend race schedule, start times and TV coverage, a track guide and latest odds.

Japanese Grand Prix: Weekend schedule & TV guide

Friday October 11

  • Practice 1: 0200 BST
  • Practice 2: 0600 BST

Saturday October 12

  • Practice 3: 0400 BST
  • Qualifying: 0700 BST

Sunday October 13

  • Race: 0610 BST

TV coverage

Sky Sports F1 will be broadcasting the race and all the other sessions live.

Japanese Grand Prix: Sky Bet odds

It's a familiar story at the head of the market with Lewis Hamilton shading favouritism from emerging rival Charles Leclerc.

However, Red Bull are also in the mix this time with Max Verstappen quoted at single-figure prices across the board.

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F1 Insider tips

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Japanese Grand Prix: Track guide

  • Venue: Suzuka
  • Circuit length: 5.807 km (3.608 mi)
  • Race distance: 307.573 km (191.117 mi)
  • Laps: 53
  • Turns: 18
  • 2018 winner: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  • 2018 pole position: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  • 2018 fastest race lap: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

Japanese Grand Prix: Last five podiums

2018

  1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
  3. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

2017

  1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  2. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
  3. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)

2016

  1. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
  2. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
  3. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2015

  1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  2. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
  3. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

2014

  1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  2. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
  3. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)

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