F1 Japanese Grand Prix 2023: Start time, stream, TV channel, full schedule as Verstappen looks to get back on track

IT was all smiles for Max Verstappen when last raced at the F1 Japanese Grand Prix – but the same cannot be said for Singapore.

The Dutchman saw his incredible winning run come to an end when Carlos Sainz took pole on the podium last weekend.

Carlos Sainz ended Max Verstappen’s winning run at the Singapore GPRex

But Verstappen still holds a staggering 151-point lead over his Red Bull teammate.

Meanwhile, a first-place finish continues to elude Lewis Hamilton who could only finish in third on the Marina Bay Circuit.

However, the British icon will be hoping to roll back the years having won FIVE times at the Japanese GP.

When is the F1 Japanese Grand Prix 2023?

The F1 Japanese Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 24.It is expected to get underway at an early time of 6am BST.Suzuka Circuit in Japan will be the allocated track for this race and it can host a whopping 155,000 supporters.Max Verstappen clinched the title by winning the Japanese 2022 edition

What TV channel is the F1 Japanese Grand Prix 2023 on and can it be live streamed?

The Japanese Grand Prix will be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sports F1.Subscription members of Sky Sports can stream the entire action on the Sky Go app or Sky Sports website.The race will also be available to NOW TV users via all mobile devices and tablets.Alternatively, SunSport will have lap-by-lap coverage of the whole race including podium reaction.

FULL schedule

Friday, September 22

Practice One – 3:30am BST Practice Two – 7am BST

Saturday, September 23

Practice Three – 3:30am BSTQualifying – 7am BST

Sunday, September 24

Grand Prix – 6am BST

Complete F1 2023 race calendar – details on every Grand Prix this year

Driver standings

Here are the current F1 Driver standings:

Max Verstappen / Red Bull Racing / 374Sergio Perez / Red Bull Racing / 223Lewis Hamilton / Mercedes / 180Fernando Alonso / Aston Martin / 170Carlos Sainz / Ferrari / 142Charles Leclerc / Ferrari / 123George Russell / Mercedes / 109Lando Norris / McLaren / 97Lance Stroll / Aston Martin / 47Pierre Gasly / Alpine / 45Oscar Piastri / McLaren / 42Esteban Ocon / Alpine / 36Alexander Albon / Williams / 21Nico Hulkenberg / Haas / 9Valtteri Bottas / Alfa Romeo / 6Zhou Guanyu / Alfa Romeo / 4Yuki Tsounda / Alphatauri / 3Kevin Magnussen / Haas / 3Liam Lawson / Alpha Tauri / 2Logan Sargeant / Williams / 0Nyck De Vries / Alphatauri / 0Daniel Ricciardo / Alphatauri / 0