Typhoon Hagibis has also hit the 2019 Formula 1 Japanese GP: qualifying and the race will be held on Sunday, hoping that the race will not be distorted by rain and wind. It is hoped that the bad weather will spare the race and that on the Suzuka circuit can be run regularly.
Formula 1 comes to Japan after the crazy race in Sochi. Ferrari dominated qualifying and up to race age, but then the engine problem that happened to Vettel shuffled the cards and Leclerc found himself third behind the two Mercedes, with Hamilton eventually taking the 2019 Russian GP. Ferrari, however, made great strides in this season finale, even though the first free practice held in Suzuka was dominated by Mercedes. The two Reds were only fourth and fifth, even the race pace of the Silver Arrows was better than that of the Ferrati.
The Japanese GP is a Sky exclusive that will broadcast live qualifying and race on SkySport Uno (201) and SkySport Formula 1 (207) channels. For those who do not subscribe to Sky there is the possibility to watch the race on TV8, digital terrestrial channel. Free streaming of the 2019 Japanese GP is available on TV8's website and on SkyGo.
Japan GP 2019 Formula 1: qualifying and race schedule
Typhoon Hagibis forced the FIA to cancel Saturday's free practice and qualifying and move the latter to Sunday morning. This has made it much more complicated for Italian fans to follow the 2019 Japanese GP. The start of qualifying is set for 3:00 Italian time (Sunday night), while the start of the race is scheduled for 7:10 Italian time (Sunday morning). The FIA will monitor the situation between Saturday and Sunday and could also decide to cancel qualifying if the weather conditions do not allow. In this case, the times of Friday's second free practice will be taken into account.
Japan GP 2019 qualifying: Sunday 13 October 3:00 am
Japan GP 2019: Sunday 13 October 7:10 am
Where to watch the 2019 Formula 1 Japanese GP on TV
The 2019 Japanese GP is exclusive to Sky, which broadcasts live qualifying and the race. The dedicated channels are SkySport Uno and SkySport Formula 1. In addition to the race, SkySport will follow the event with interventions from the paddock and exclusive interviews.
Those who do not have a subscription to Sky will have to settle for the deferred offered by TV8. The 2019 Japanese GP will be broadcast free-to-air on TV8: qualifying at 12:30, race at 15:00, all on Sunday 13 October.
How to watch the 2019 Formula 1 Japanese GP in streaming on SkyGo
For Formula 1 fans there is the possibility to watch the 2019 Japanese GP in streaming on SkyGo, Sky's on-demand platform. To access SkyGo you need to be a subscriber and be signed up to the satellite broadcaster's website.
To stream the 2019 Japanese GP you need to launch SkyGo, enter your credentials and press on TV Channels. A list will open up and selecting SkySport Uno or SkySport Formula 1 will start streaming the race.
How to stream Formula 1 2019 Japanese GP for free
If you don't have a subscription to the satellite broadcaster, you can stream the 2019 Japanese GP for free on TV8's website, but only on a delayed basis. You don't need to pay a subscription or to be registered, but only a smartphone and a good Internet connection.
To watch the Formula 1 Japanese GP in free streaming you need to open the browser of your device, enter the URL of TV8 website and wait for the portal to load. In a few seconds, the media player with the streaming of the race should start on the homepage.