How to watch the Japanese Grand Prix: Free, online, live stream and F1 TV
Mercedes have finished first and second in three of the last five editions of the Japanese Grand Prix, with every race in the V6 Hybrid era going the way of the Silver Arrows.
A repeat of last year's one-to will see a sixth straight constructors' championship secured, with Lewis Hamilton also closing in on his own title number six.
Despite a one-two finish in Russia last time out, the story does not start and stop there, with Ferrari the form team in Sochi until team orders chaos and Sebastian Vettel's retirement threw the Scuderia's race into disarray.
Charles Leclerc came into the weekend on a run of four straight pole positions, while Max Verstappen can make a splash in Honda's home race" href="https://https://www.gpfans.com/en/articles/45809/verstappen-won-t-allow-red-bull-renault-reunion//">Red Bull will hope Max Verstappen can make a splash in Honda's home race and have armed the Dutchman with the upgrades to do so.
Drivers had Saturday off as F1 paused to stay safe from Typhoon Hagibis, but Ferrari were on form when action resumed on Sunday, with Sebastian Vettel taking pole and Ferrari locking out the front row.
Valtteri Bottas leads Hamilton on the second row, from where no driver has ever won in Suzuka. Can Mercedes change that?
Here's how you can tune in to find out.
WHEN IS THE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX?
The Japanese Grand Prix will be held on Sunday October 13 at the Suzuka Circuit. The race will start at 14:10 local time (06:10 BST, 01:10 ET).
On-track action begins with Friday's first practice session at 10:00 local time (02:00 BST, Thursday 21:00 ET), with the second session starting at 14:00 local time (06:00 BST, 01:00 ET).
Saturday's qualifying session was cancelled due to the threat of Typhoon Hagibis and shifted to Sunday 10:00 local time (02:00 BST, Saturday 21:00 ET),.
HOW CAN I WATCH THE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX IN THE UK?
Every session of the Japanese Grand Prix will be shown live on Sky Sports' dedicated F1 channel. Customers who subscribe to Sky Sports F1 can also watch all the action on the move thanks to the Sky Go app.
Alternatively, you can purchase a NOW TV Day Pass for just £8.99 to watch all of Sky Sports' coverage on your smart TV, mobile device, tablet or computer.
IS THE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX ON CHANNEL 4?
No – only the British Grand Prix will be shown in full on free-to-air television in the UK this year. Highlights of all 20 other races will be shown in a "prime-time" slot on C4.
HOW CAN I WATCH THE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX IN THE USA?
ESPN will carry live coverage of every session from Suzuka to subscribing fans Stateside.
Friday's first and second practice sessions will be aired on ESPNEWS and ESPN2 respectively, with Saturday's practice and qualifying to be aired on ESPNU and ESPN2 respectively. Sunday's race will be available on ESPN's main channel. Coverage on ESPN is pulled from the Sky Sports in the UK.
Live streaming is available via the ESPN App.
HOW CAN I WATCH THE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX IN AUSTRALIA?
Every session is shown live on subscription service Fox Sports. The coverage is pulled in from Sky Sports in the UK.
Free-to-air Network Ten have live-coverage rights for the Australian Grand Prix only, showing highlights for the 20 other events in 2019.
Foxtel's streaming service Kayo offers fans the chance to keep up with F1, AFL and more on the move.
HOW CAN I WATCH THE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX IN CANADA?
Free practice two, qualifying and the race will be aired live in English on subscription channel TSN, which pulls in coverage from Sky Sports in the UK. The TSN GO app allows fans in Canada to watch F1 on the move.
French-language coverage is available on RDS to subscribers, which will air qualifying and the race live. You can download RDS GO if you are out and about.
HOW CAN I WATCH THE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX ON F1 TV PRO?
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