Distinguished members, Formula 1 continues in Asia as we proceed from Singapore to Japan. Start your engines and prepare for an exciting spectacle as we prepare for “Suzuka’s sensational showdown: 2023 Japanese Grand Prix.” On one of the most prestigious circuits in the world, this legendary F1 race is about to begin, promising a thrilling exhibition of speed, talent, and strategy that will have motorsport fans on the edge of their seats. After seeing Carlos Sainz ultimately unseat Max Verstappen at the Singapore Grand Prix, it’s time to fuel up in anticipation of what lies ahead in Japan as another thrilling race is expected to take place!
Japan Grand Prix 2023 dates
Date: Sunday, 24th of September, 2023
Track: Suzuka Circuit, Ino, Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Time: 20:00 Japanese Standard Time (JST)
Live stream: F1 TV Pro, TSN, Sky Sports, and ESPN
The Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
Friday 22nd September 2023
- Practice 1: 11:30 – 12:30 JST
- Practice 2: 15:00 – 16:00 JST
Saturday 23rd September 2023
- Practice 3: 11:30 – 12:30 JST
- Qualifying: 15:00 – 16:00 JST
Sunday 24th September 2023
- Main Race: 14:00 JST
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F1 Drivers and constructors’ standings
Red Bull Racing’s dominance has finally been put to an end in the just concluded Singapore GP. Let’s turn our attention to the standings to see how other drivers and constructors are faring following the Singapore Grand Prix, which finally saw the much-expected F1 upset, as it was just becoming too easy for RBPT!
F1 Drivers Ranking
- Max Verstappen – Red Bull Racing RBPT
- Sergio Pérez – Red Bull Racing RBPT
- Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
- Fernando Alonso – Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes
- Carlos Sainz – Ferrari
- Charles Leclerc – Ferrari
- George Russell – Mercedes
- Lando Norris – McLaren
- Lance Stroll – Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes
- Pierre Gasly – Alpine Renault
F1 Constructors Ranking
- Red Bull Racing Honda RBPT
- Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes
- McLaren Mercedes
- Alpine Renault
- Williams Mercedes
- Haas Ferrari
- Alfa Romeo Ferrari
- Alphatauri Honda RBPT
Preview of the 2023 Japanese Grand Prix
Exploring key takeaways from past races that might influence the upcoming Japanese Grand Prix. This much-awaited event is the sixteenth race on the 2023 Formula One schedule, scheduled for this weekend. Is the Red Bull Racing squad poised to reclaim its championship title?
Carlos Sainz remains a threat!
From his earlier season form, Carlos Sainz has improved dramatically. He occasionally struggled in the first part of the season, but his recent efforts have been nothing short of outstanding. Sainz, though, really achieved new heights in Singapore. He had excellent speed right from the start of the weekend, setting the pace in Free Practice 2 and 3 before winning pole position on Saturday, much like his performance at Monza. He showed flawless race management abilities, remaining calm in high-stress circumstances. Sainz’s ability to strategize emerged as he maneuvered the difficult racing circumstances with amazing skill to upset Verstappen finally!
Verstappen to get back to winning ways!
Max Verstappen has dominated in the 2023 Formula 1 season, winning an impressive twelve out of fifteen races. His teammate, Sergio Perez, clinched the top spot twice in the remaining races. However, the latest race brought unexpected results, with Verstappen and Perez missing the podium. Verstappen’s fifth-place finish was commendable, given his car issues during qualifying and tire troubles during the race, showcasing his remarkable skill and resilience. If the Red Bull Racing Team fixes Verstappen’s car issues, he should comfortably return to winning ways in the Japanese GP.
Another podium finish for Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton was seen looking discontented even after clinching P3 in Singapore. He was quoted in the post-race interview saying that he’s keen to rediscover the qualifying form he believes stopped him from exploding at the Singapore Grand Prix after Mercedes’ late race charge took him back to the podium. The Mercedes secured P3 after team-mate George Russell crashed. He’s one to keep an eye on in the forthcoming Japanese GP.
F1 Japan 2023 odds
View the most recent odds provided by Stake, a reliable bookmaker.
- Max Verstappen: 1.29
- Sergio Perez: 12.00
- Lando Norris: 15.00
- Lewis Hamilton: 17.00
- Carlos Sainz: 19.00
- Charles Leclerc: 19.00
- George Russell: 23.00
- Piastri Oscar: 26.00
- Fernando Alonso: 51.00
- Pierre Gasly: 251.00
Japan Formula 1 2023 race prediction
Carlos Sainz’s podium finish
- Carlos Sainz is poised for a podium finish. With a recent victory in Singapore and securing the last two pole positions at Singapore and Monza, he’s a big bet to get another Podium finish.
- Following his triumph in Marina Bay, Sainz enters this race with a surge of confidence, eager to replicate his success. Ferrari has shown remarkable progress in recent weeks, benefiting from car upgrades and astute strategic decisions. This has propelled the Madrid native to the forefront as Ferrari’s most formidable contender, making him a genuine threat to challenge Red Bull’s dominance.
Pick: Lando Norris to win.
The Japanese Grand Prix is set to deliver exhilarating racing action, with Carlos Sainz as a standout performer to watch. As the season unfolds, we can expect intense competition and unpredictable outcomes, making this Formula 1 season one of the most captivating in recent memory. For more F1 news, make sure to follow FBR!