The Japanese F1 GP programme

F1 continues and concludes its tour of Southeast Asia with a return to Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix.

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Japanese GP schedule and TV schedule for 2022

For the French public, as since 2013, it will be necessary to count on the broadcast of the event by the Canal+ group, which organizes the programming on its various channels. The group will offer its usual coverage of all sessions throughout the weekend. There is a seven hour time difference with Suzuka.

Date Session Hours Chain
Friday, October 7
Free training 1 05:00 – 06:00 Canal+ Sport
Free training 2

08.00 – 09.30

Canal+ Sport
Saturday, October 8
Free training 3 05:00 – 06:00 Canal+ Sport
Qualifications 08.00 – 09.00 Canal+ Sport
Sunday, October 9
Race 07:00 Canal+

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The Japanese Grand Prix first appeared in Formula 1 in 1976, at the time at the Fuji circuit, which also hosted the event in 1977, before a return under Toyota management in 2007 and 2008. of these four editions, the Japanese GP found took place at Suzuka, a circuit owned by Honda that was first used between 1987 and 2006 before returning to its venue between 2010 and 2019. The 2020 and 2021 editions were canceled due to COVID.

Suzuka is a historic Formula 1 circuit, having for a long time featured in the last two events of the season and has seen many titles awarded: 11 drivers’ championships were played there between 1987 and 2011, of which the most famous episodes were of course those of the clashes between Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, in 1989 and 1990. Sebastian Vettel is the last driver to win the title at a Japanese event, in 2011.

5,807 km long and consisting of 18 turns, Suzuka is a circuit particularly appreciated by motorists for its technical characteristics and its varied turns, remnants of its original purpose of being a test track for Honda, designed by design Dutchman John Hugenholtz . Whether it’s the Esses, Degner’s double right, Spoon or even the 130R, the track is full of names that resonate with motorsport enthusiasts.

In the race, you must drive 53 laps, for a total distance of 307.471 km.

Records (since 2003)

Pole record

Germany Sebastian Vettel



(average: 240.113 km/h)

Best lap of the race The United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
(average: 229,770 km/h)

The last ten polemen and winners


Friday was set to be a particularly rainy day in Suzuka, with temperatures not expected to exceed 19°C. Saturday, on the other hand, will normally be sunny with cloudy periods, and a mercury that should show 23°C at the height of the day. Finally, light showers are to be expected on Sunday (without it being possible to determine whether they will be present on the course of the race), with an expected maximum of 20°C

Next race: United States Grand Prix (October 21-23)

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