F1 2024 Japanese GP: Live TV and Streaming Options

The 2024 Formula 1 season continues at the Suzuka Circuit, with the Japanese GP between Friday April 5 and Sunday, April 7. Find out where to watch the 2024 Japanese GP in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia


For the 2024 Formula 1 season, the Japanese Grand Prix marks a significant event, scheduled to take place in April for the first time in its history. This adjustment positions the race in between the Australian GP and Chinese GP, contributing to F1’s ongoing efforts towards sustainability and calendar rationalisation.

Suzuka, a track that resonates deeply with both drivers and fans for its challenging layout and rich history, promises another weekend of high-speed action and drama. Last year’s race saw thrilling performances and this season, as the fourth round, it could play a crucial role in the championship’s early dynamics. 

With its late teens air temperatures and potential for rain, the conditions remain as unpredictable as the traditional autumn dates, adding an extra layer of excitement and unpredictability to the proceedings.

When Does the 2024 Japanese GP Start?

The Formula 1 circus arrives in Suzuka for the 2024 Japanese GP which is scheduled to start at 2pm local time, which is an early 6am start for F1 fans in the UK, those on the US and Canadian East Coast can see lights out at 1am, while on the West Coast it’s a much more comfortable 10pm start. Fans in Australia have the benefit of a 3pm start. 

  • UK and Ireland (BST): 6am on Sunday, April 7.
  • United States (ET/PT): 1am ET on Sunday, April 7 / 10pm PT on Saturday, April 6.
  • Australia (AEST): 4pm AEST on Sunday, April 7.
  • Canada (ET/PT): 1am ET on Sunday, April 7 / 10pm PT on Saturday, April 6.
McLaren’s Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris, as well as Max Verstappen of Red Bull at 2023 Japanese GP | McLaren F1 Team
McLaren’s Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris, as well as Max Verstappen of Red Bull at 2023 Japanese GP | McLaren F1 Team

Where to Watch the F1 2024 Japanese GP in UK

For fans in the UK, Sky Sports F1 remains the go-to destination for comprehensive live coverage throughout the race weekend. The broadcaster kicks off its coverage with the first practice session at 03:30 on Friday, April 5, ensuring fans don’t miss a moment of the action leading up to the race on Sunday, April 7. From the intensity of the qualifying rounds to the race’s strategic battles, Sky Sports F1 will deliver every crucial moment as it unfolds on the track.

UK viewers seeking more flexible viewing options can turn to NOW Sports Month Membership. This service offers access to Sky Sports F1’s extensive coverage without the need for a long-term contract, providing fans with a convenient way to follow their favourite sport.

CountryTVStreaming Options
UK and IrelandSky Sports F1Sky Go app, Channel 4 (highlights), NOW
USAESPNESPN app, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV
AustraliaFox Sports 506Kayo Sports, Network Ten (highlights)
CanadaTSNTSN app, RDS (French), TSN Direct, RDS Direct

Where to Watch the F1 2024 Japanese GP in USA

Across the Atlantic, viewers in the United States will find ESPN the home for all things F1, including the Japanese Grand Prix. With the broadcast starting at 12:55 am ET on Sunday, April 7, ESPN provides a comprehensive F1 TV schedule for the 2024 season, ensuring American fans have front-row seats to the high-octane drama of Formula 1.

Where to Watch the F1 2024 Japanese GP in Australia

For Australian fans eager to catch all the action of the F1 2024 Japanese Grand Prix, Fox Sports is the primary broadcaster, offering comprehensive live coverage of every race, practice, qualifying, and sprint sessions on Channel 506. This includes a simulcast of the Sky Sports production.

For those who prefer streaming, the entire 2024 F1 season, including the Japanese Grand Prix, can be streamed live through Kayo Sports or Foxtel Go. These platforms provide a flexible way to enjoy the races, allowing fans to watch from anywhere.

Where to Watch the F1 2024 Japanese GP in Canada

In Canada, F1 fans can watch the 2024 Japanese Grand Prix on TSN for English-language coverage, while RDS and Noovo will provide French-language broadcasts. Live streaming is available on TSN Direct. Additionally, F1 TV Pro offers live streaming for every race, including practice and qualifying sessions.

John Smithhttps://total-motorsport.com
Editor at Total-Motorsport.com and all round Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E.
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