F1 2023 season race schedule: When is the Japanese Grand Prix?
Max Verstappen is looking to bounce back in Japan this weekend after his incredible 10-race win streak ended in Singapore after Carlos Sainz’s thrilling victory.
The Ferrari driver held off Lando Norris, George Russell and Lewis Hamilton in the closing stages to claim his 2nd Formula 1 victory - and the first non-Red Bull win since Russell’s triumph for Mercedes in Brazil last November.
Norris earned the ninth podium of his career after coming home second while Russell will be eager to get back in the cockpit after a last-lap crash saw him lose a spot on the podium, taken by Hamilton. Verstappen finished fifth, with Charles Leclerc fourth.
Last year at Suzuka - a dramatic race that took place in heavy rain and saw a close call with Pierre Gasly and a recovery vehicle - saw Verstappen’s win clinch his second world title. However, the Dutchman cannot win the 2023 world championship this weekend.
Here is everything you need to know.
The next race weekend of the 2023 season, the Japanese Grand Prix, takes place from Friday 22 September - Sunday 24 September as F1 heads back to Japan.
The schedule is as follows: first practice takes place at 3:30am (BST) with FP2 at 7am.
On Saturday, third practice takes place at 3:30am before qualifying starts at 7am (BST).
The race on Sunday has a start time of 6am (BST).
The Japanese Grand Prix will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom - and ESPN in the United States.
Sky Sports subscribers can watch all the action at Suzuka on the Sky Go app. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
Suzuka hosts the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend
1) Max Verstappen - 374 points
2) Sergio Perez - 223 points
3) Lewis Hamilton - 180