Japanese Grand Prix TV times

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The F1 circus heads straight from Singapore to Suzuka for back-to-back Grand Prix action. Here’s when the Japanese Grand Prix sessions will be on British TV this weekend:

Friday 2nd October

Japanese Grand Prix first practice live: 02:00-03:30 (BBC Red Button and online)

Japanese Grand Prix second practice live: 06:00-07:30 (BBC Red Button and online)

Saturday 3rd October

Japanese Grand Prix third practice live: 03:00-04:00 (BBC Red Button and online)

Japanese Grand Prix qualifying live: 05:00-07:30 (BBC One, Red Button and online)
Japanese Grand Prix qualifying repeat: 13:00-14:15 (BBC One and Red Button)

Sunday 4th October

Japanese Grand Prix live: 05:00-08:00 (BBC One, Red Button and online)
Japanese Grand Prix repeat: 13:00-15:00 (BBC One and Red Button)

Don’t forget we’ll be live blogging during all five sessions so please join in with us. If you’d like to help moderate the sessions please get in touch with me either via the comments below, using the contact form or on Twitter.

It’s an early start for those of us in Britain – what times are the sessions on in your part of the world? Will you be watching it live or delayed? Share your schedules in the comments.

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23 comments on “Japanese Grand Prix TV times”

  1. Finally a race which i have to watch in the middle of the night, one of the reasons I love F1!

    1. Mussolini's Pet Cat
      1st October 2009, 11:45

      amen to that brother. night racing indeed. pah!

    2. Just about to post this myself!

  2. Here on the U.S. East Coast, the time actually works out pretty well- 1:00 A.M. start time for Free Practice 2 and Quali on SPEED, then a 12:30 AM pre-race show and 1 AM start to the Grand Prix. That’s about as good as it gets for the Asian races, but it’s much better than the 2 AM start times we saw for Australia this season..two weeks in a row of that, plus some busy weekends, was absolutley brutal.

  3. I am from Bangladesh will watch both race & Qualifying live @ noon,if we don’t have any loadsheeding

    1. Mussolini's Pet Cat
      1st October 2009, 11:44

      loads of what???

      1. Load shedding!
        I mean when the electricity goes out.

  4. Mark Hitchcock
    1st October 2009, 5:16

    Woo, strange start times again!

  5. i am trying to finnish my Masters dissertation by getting up at 6am everyday anyway, only problem is i just have to choose MSc or F1?!?!?! HELP!

    i remember Melbourne that was the worst, massive party weekend at the same time so i only got 3 hours of sleep each night!

    1. MSc for sure

      1. huh??!! F1 of course.

    2. Mussolini's Pet Cat
      1st October 2009, 11:46

      watch the F1, there isnt any jobs around anyway.

    3. I remember those days, just. You need some relaxation, so watch the GP.

  6. Terry Fabulous
    1st October 2009, 8:21

    Est Coast Australia F1 fans can kick back on ONE HD at 4PM after the mighty Wests Tigers have cleaned up Melbourne in the Toyota Cup.

    ONE also has Qually live on Saturday at 3PM.

  7. I was thinking since the F1 drivers managed to keep to european time in Singapore, perhaps i could live on Japanese time this weekend…

    1. Terry Fabulous
      1st October 2009, 11:15

      I nice idea, if you do it, let us know how you go.

  8. I tried but it’s like midnight now (by my watch) and I doubt I’ll in next few hours so I have bravely gave up.

  9. hi.I was just wondering if there is coverage on 5live sports extra in the morning.as the bbc dont seem to be listing it this weekend for the practice sessions?

  10. don’t wanna sound selfish, but why don’t they just move the race an hour later? then spain could watch it at 6, and uk at 7, with the race starting at 3pm in Japan of course. little change, big difference.

    1. The sun is scheduled to set at 17:34 on the sunday so having the 2 hour race period finish at 5 will be pushing it a little.
      Also we all saw what happened in Malaysia.

  11. I agree Sato but I suppose it will always be an inconvience for someone. Glad there are repeats too for people who won’t watch it live, a shame there seems to be no repeat for FP3 :S

  12. Will be watching all live……….the best, and especially as there are no annoying ‘ads’ on BBC, fantastic

  13. Whenever i see the post like your’s i feel that there are helpful people who share information for the help of others, it must be helpful for other’s. thanx and good job.

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