Formula 1 reaches its final destination heading East at Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton looks to defend his 34-point advantage over Sebastian Vettel in the world championship standings.

F1 is set for his second race in a five week sprint which started in Malaysia which goes back-to-back with the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka this weekend.

Six of the past seven race winners in Japan have gone on to clinch the F1 world title in the same year so it could be a strong omen for whoever reaches the top step of the rostrum on Sunday.

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The 2017 Japanese Grand Prix is being shown LIVE on Sky Sports F1 with HIGHLIGHTS Channel 4 (UK only).

 

Where can I watch it? (All times stated BST)

Friday 6th October:

LIVE Sky Sports F1 Japanese GP FP1 – 01:45

LIVE Sky Sports F1 Japanese GP FP2 – 05:45

Saturday 7th October:

LIVE Sky Sports F1 Japanese GP FP3 – 03:45

LIVE Sky Sports F1 Japanese GP Qualifying – 06:30

HIGHLIGHTS Channel 4 F1 Japanese GP Qualifying – 13:00

Sunday 8th October:

LIVE Sky Sports F1 Japanese GP Track Parade – 04:30

LIVE Sky Sports F1 Malaysian GP Race – 05:30

HIGHLIGHTS Channel 4 F1 Japanese GP Race – 15:00

 

WHERE CAN I WATCH F1 IN 2017?

ALL F1 races, qualifying and practice sessions will be shown LIVE on Sky Sports F1 in the UK, with Channel 4 dual-broadcasting a selection of races LIVE on terrestrial television.

26 March Australian Grand Prix

9 April Chinese Grand Prix

16 April Bahrain Grand Prix

30 April Russian Grand Prix

14 May Spanish Grand Prix

28 May Monaco Grand Prix

11 June Canadian Grand Prix

25 June Azerbaijan Grand Prix

9 July Austrian Grand Prix

16 July British Grand Prix

30 July Hungarian Grand Prix

27 August Belgian Grand Prix

3 September Italian Grand Prix

17 September Singapore Grand Prix

1 October Malaysian Grand Prix

8 October Japanese Grand Prix

22 October United States Grand Prix

29 October Mexican Grand Prix (LIVE on Channel 4 too)

12 November Brazilian Grand Prix

26 November Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (LIVE on Channel 4 too)

Previous Japanese GP race winners:

2016: Nico Rosberg Mercedes
2015: Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2014: Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2013: Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
2012: Sebastian Vettel Red Bull