The Formula 1 season is entering the final bends – but this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix has been heavily disrupted due to a typhoon about to strike Japan.
Typhoon Hagibis is set to wreak havoc this weekend with several Rugby World Cup matches cancelled or in doubt.
F1 practices went ahead on Friday, but qualifying has been cancelled on Saturday and re-scheduled.
On the track, Lewis Hamilton is closing in on the Drivers’ World Championship title but there is still plenty of intrigue as Ferrari verge on civil war.
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Sebastian Vettel disobeyed team orders to let in-form team-mate Charles Leclerc pass him in the Russian Grand Prix, as part of Ferrari’s race plan.
Hamilton cannot win the Championship in Japan, but if he triumphs at Suzuka, he could potentially seal the crown in Mexico.
RadioTimes.com rounds up how you can watch all the action live on TV this weekend with full Sky Sports and Channel 4 broadcast details.
- 1 Will Typhoon Hagibis affect Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix?
- 2 Formula 1 2019 TV coverage guide: Japanese Grand Prix
- 3 Practice: Friday 11th October
- 4 Qualifying: Sunday 13th October
- 5 Race Day: Sunday 13th October
- 6 How to watch Japanese Grand Prix replay
- 7 Where else can I follow the Japanese Grand Prix?
Will Typhoon Hagibis affect Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix?
Isaac Hankes, Weather Research Analyst at Refinitiv, said: “There is a very strong possibility for disruption to the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.
“The event was affected by typhoons in 2004 and 2010 which caused qualifying to be postponed. Hagibis is much stronger and in a higher category compared to the 2004 and 2010 typhoons and so it’s touch and go whether Sunday could also be a wash-out.
“There is a still a possibility that there will be a shift in the forecast away from land – something that we’ll be monitoring and organisers and fans will be crossing their fingers for.”
Formula 1 2019 TV coverage guide: Japanese Grand Prix
Live from Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka City, Japan
UPDATED: Friday 11th October
Practice: Friday 11th October
Practice sessions will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 from 15 minutes before their start times.
Practice 1: 2: 00am
Practice 2: 6: 00am
Qualifying: Sunday 13th October
The re-scheduled qualifying session will be live on Sky Sports F1 from 1: 30am (UK time).
Qualifying: 2: 00am
Race Day: Sunday 13th October
Raceday coverage will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 from 4: 30am (UK time).
Pit Lane Live: 5: 10am
Race: 6: 10am
Highlights: TBC (Channel 4)
Sky Sports F1 has live coverage of every race this season. If you’re a subscriber you can watch via your set-top box or stream live using the Sky Sports mobile and tablet apps.
Sky customers can add the complete sports package to their deal for just £23 per month or choose individual sports such as Formula 1 so that you only pay for what you enjoy.
You can get a Sky Sports day pass for £9.99, a week pass for £14.99 or a month pass for £33.99, all without needing a contract. NOW TV can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles.
How to watch Japanese Grand Prix replay
If you don’t fancy the early start, don’t worry, you will be able to catch up with the full race on Sky Sports F1 later in the day.
Times will be confirmed closer to the date of the race.
Where else can I follow the Japanese Grand Prix?
Radio coverage of the race is on BBC Radio 5 Live.