2016 Japanese Grand Prix TV Times

2016 Japanese Grand Prix

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F1 Fanatic Live will be running during the entire Japanese Grand Prix weekend plus the first Formula E race of the new season. Look out for the live page on the site during every session and follow all the action with your fellow F1 Fanatics.

Here are the details of Sky and Channel 4’s coverage of the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix in the UK:

Friday 7th October 2016

SessionChannelCoverage startsSession startsSession ends
Japanese Grand Prix first practice liveSky Sports F101:4502:0003:30
Japanese Grand Prix second practice liveSky Sports F105:4506:0007:30

Saturday 8th October 2016

SessionChannelCoverage startsSession startsSession ends
Japanese Grand Prix third practice liveSky Sports F103:4504:0005:00
Japanese Grand Prix qualifying liveSky Sports F106:0007:00
Japanese Grand Prix qualifying highlightsChannel 412:30

Sunday 9th October 2016

SessionChannelCoverage startsSession starts
Japanese Grand Prix liveSky Sports F104:3006:00
Formula E Hong Kong liveChannel 508:3009:00
Japanese Grand Prix highlightsChannel 413:30

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For details of coverage in your area see these links or share information in the comments:

Find times for every F1 session this year and all the 2016 race dates with the F1 Fanatic Google Calendar.

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8 comments on “2016 Japanese Grand Prix TV Times”

  1. At least with it being a C4 highlights race there’s no need to get up extremely early on Saturday and Sunday lol

  2. Why did Formula E get moved to Channel 5? I thought that ITV4 did a good job of it.

    1. @ultimateuzair ITV didn’t want it. The ratings for the second season fell compared to the first.

      I suspect the organisers are keen to keep it on free-to-air but it looks like Channel 5 aren’t putting any money into it: they’re just taking the world feed.

    2. Ben Rowe (@thegianthogweed)
      4th October 2016, 13:41

      At least we will be able to get HD coverage of it on Freeview now though.

      1. And a decent on demand service.

  3. Despite promising in the 6 September press release it appears there will be no Formula E qualifying on Channel 5’s sister channel Spike, at least for this round. Such a disappointing start to the coverage but the continuously looped multi channel Teleshopping must take priority. Insanity (the workout of course)!

  4. I can’t wait!

  5. @keithcollantine

    Aye homie, with your site’s global audience, would it be possible to add a dynamic clock that could give you a local time once the user selected from a pull down?

    Like say, it’s default at GMT but if i go change it to GMT -5 (my local time) it’d give me the session’s start and end times. then it could display the rest of the information as usual for the GB crowd.

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