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After completing three races, F1 2024 is heading toward Japan for this weekend’s race. In Formula 1 history, the Japanese Grand Prix is taking place early for the first time, as it was traditionally scheduled in the middle or towards the end of the calendar year now falling between Australian and Chinese races.

The past three races have been a rollercoaster ride for many teams resulting in vehicle malfunctions and a good start for some teams like Red Bull and Ferrari.

Read more:F1 2024 Japanese Grand Prix: Weather Forecast, Line-Up and More Details on the Next Formula 1 Event

However, it seems teams are introducing special livery for the Japanese Grand Prix including McLaren. Let’s delve to learn more about race timings, race circuits, and broadcasting information related to the Japanese Grand Prix below.


The 2024 Japanese Grand Prix on the Suzuka circuit in Japan, has been scheduled for April 4 to 7 with three free practice sessions, qualifying, and the main race day.

Suzuka is nine hours ahead of GMT, and eight hours ahead of BST. The weekend kicks off with the first practice at 11:30 am local time (8:00 am India), followed by the second practice at 3 pm local time (11:30 am India) on Friday.

Final practice will be held on Saturday at 11:30 am local time (8:00 am India) with qualifying at 3 pm local time (11:30 am India).

Then the Japanese Grand Prix will be held on Sunday at 2 pm local time (10:30 am India).

SUZUKA CIRCUIT: Venue for the Japanese Grand Prix.

The Suzuka International Racing Circuit in Japan is the official venue for the 2024 Japanese GP which is one of the toughest tracks in Formula One racing.

The track is 5.81 km long with 18 corners, ranging a maximum speed of 315km/ph. The venue holds a capacity of 155,000 people.

Here’s a piece for you to discover more about the circuit. Read more:Suzuka Circuit F1: How Big Is Japan’s Formula 1 Track?

Driver Line Up For The Japanese Grand Prix

The driver lineup for the 2024 Japanese Grand Prix is as follows:

  • Max Verstappen ( Red Bull)
  • Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
  • Carlos Sainz Jr. (Ferrari)
  • Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
  • Lando Norris (McLaren)
  • Oscar Piastri (McLaren)
  • George Russell (Mercedes)
  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  • Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin)
  • Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
  • Yuki Tsunoda (Visa cash app RB)
  • Nico Hulkenberg (Haas)
  • Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
  • Daniel Ricciardo (Visa cash app RB)
  • Alexander Albon (Williams)
  • Valtteri Bottas (Stake F1)
  • Esteban Ocon (Alpine F1)
  • Pierre Gasly (Alpine F1)
  • Guanyu Zhou (Stake F1)
  • Logan Sargeant ( Williams)

Broadcasting Channels For The Japanese Grand Prix.

The 2024 Japanese GP can be watched on F1 TV and F1 TV pro worldwide, However other streaming platforms in various countries are:

Countries                    Broadcasts

India                              Fancode

Japan                             Fuji TV

USA                                ESPN, ESPN Deportes

UK                                  SkySports, Channel 4

Italy                               Sky Italia

France                          Canal+

Germany                      Sky deutschland





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Gaurang is a writer at the SportsOrbit covering articles related to F1,Gaurang was 14 when he cared more about playing football than studying. But when COVID hit and he had to stay home, he discovered Formula 1. It immediately caught his interest. Since then, he's been really into Formula 1, watching every race and learning all about it. He still loves football, but now he's also a big fan of Formula 1, especially Lewis Hamilton. Even though he loves racing, he still looks up to Cristiano Ronaldo as his idol.