Japanese GP 2024 Weather: Latest forecast for F1 race at Suzuka

The 2024 Japanese GP takes place at the Suzuka Circuit in spring for the first time bringing a sense unpredictability to Sunday's F1 race


The eagerly anticipated Japanese Grand Prix is set for an intriguing twist in the 2024 Formula 1 season, as for the first time, it finds its place in the spring segment of the racing calendar. 

This historical shift away from its traditional autumn slot introduces a new dynamic to both the championship battle and the strategies employed by teams and drivers. 

Situated at the iconic Suzuka Circuit, renowned for its challenging layout that tests the mettle of the F1 fraternity, the Japanese GP promises an exhilarating race weekend with the added variable of spring weather conditions.

As the F1 circus descends upon Suzuka, the weather forecast suggests that this year’s race could be a wet affair, introducing a layer of unpredictability and excitement​. 

The potential for rain not only heightens the anticipation but also puts a spotlight on the adaptability and tactical acumen of the teams. 

As we edge closer to the race weekend, all eyes are on Suzuka, where the blend of high-speed thrills and the unpredictability of spring weather will undoubtedly make for an unforgettable spectacle.

Japanese GP 2024 Weather Forecast

The Formula 1 2024 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka is gearing up to be a thrilling encounter, not least because of the weather’s whims. Here’s what fans and teams can expect from the conditions over the race weekend.

Friday, Practice 1 and Practice 2

The opening day of the race weekend is forecasted to experience mostly cloudy skies with a moderate chance of rain. The temperatures will be on the cooler side, with highs expected to reach 59°F (15°C) and dipping to lows of around 48°F (9°C) by night. The chance of rain stands at 40%, potentially making for some interesting practice sessions as teams and drivers adjust to the conditions​.

Saturday, Practice 3 and Qualifying

Conditions on Saturday are predicted to remain similar, with the chance of rain persisting at 40%. The temperature is expected to peak at around 61°F (16°C) and drop to 48°F (9°C) in the cooler hours. These conditions could impact tire choice and setup decisions as teams prepare for qualifying under the threat of rain​.

Sunday, Race

The climax of the weekend, race day, is set to be the most dramatic in terms of weather, with a 60% chance of precipitation forecasted. The temperatures will be slightly higher, with a maximum of 63°F (17°C) and a minimum of 54°F (12°C), potentially leading to a wet race. The combination of rain and moderate temperatures could dramatically affect race strategies and car performance, making for a potentially unpredictable and exciting Grand Prix​ .

John Smith
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