2022 Japanese Grand Prix: Schedule, track specifications, driver standings, weather forecast and all you need to know

Lewis Hamilton holds the record for the fastest lap time with a record of 1:30.983 on Suzuka.

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 04 October 2022 07:27 PM

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The Formula One calendar turns to the historic Suzuka International Racing Course in Japan after three years. The then Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas won the race ahead of Sebastian Vettel who was driving for Ferrari and seven-time F1 champions Lewis Hamilton. But for the 2022 GP, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen comes to Suzuka as the leader in the championship race with a 104-point lead. 


But Verstappen couldn’t clinch his title in Singapore, which turned out to be one of the most entertaining races of the season. Red Bull’s Sergio Perez took home the victory ahead of both Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz respectively. The top five were rounded off by the two McLarens of Lando Norris and Daniel Riccardo. 


Here is all you need to know about the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix:


When is the 2022 Japanese  Grand Prix?


7 October


Practice 1  – 08:30 to 09:30 IST


Practice 2 – 11:30 to 13:00 IST


8 October


Practice 3 – 08:30 to 09:30 IST


Qualifying - 11:30 - 12:30 IST


9 October


Race – 10:30 - 12:30 IST


Where to watch the live broadcast of the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix?

The races will be broadcast on Star Sports Network.


Where to watch the live streaming of the 2022 Japanese  Grand Prix?

The practise, qualifying and race will also be streamed LIVE on Disney+ Hotstar.


What are the specifications of the track used for the 2022 Japanese  Grand Prix?

The Suzuka International Racing Course track in Suzuka is 5.807 km long and will feature 53 laps, 18 corners, and one straight with one DRS zone. Lewis Hamilton holds the record for the fastest lap time with a record of 1:30.983 which he set in 2019. 


What is the weather forecast for the 2022 Japanese  Grand Prix?


Friday - 7 October, 19°C, Rain that periodically stops, 80% chance of rain

Saturday - 8 October 24°C, Cloudy periodically clear, 30% chance of rain

Sunday - 9 October, 21°C, Cloudy with brief rain, 60% chance of rain


How does the F1 Championship table stand?


Drivers’ Championship:

Max Verstappen – 341 points

Charles Leclerc – 237 points

Sergio Perez – 235 points

George Russell   –  203 points

Carlos Sainz Jr. –  202 points

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