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Lewis Hamilton is closing in fast on a sixth F1 World Championship title ahead of this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

The Mercedes superstar profited from Ferrari’s botched strategy in Russia to claim victory ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas, and he now leads the Finn by a massive 73 points with just five races remaining.

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Ferrari meanwhile will be desperate to quickly erase the memory of that mess in Sochi after a renaissance which had seen them claim victory in the three previous races (two from young gun Charles Leclerc and one from four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel).

Suzuka presents a unique test for F1 drivers with its figure eight layout, and should again provide a fascinating spectacle when the 2019 running plays out.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of one of the most iconic races in the F1 calendar.

When is the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix?

The start times for the Japanese Grand Prix are as follows:

Practice 1: Friday October 11, 1000 local time (0200 BST)

Practice 2: Friday October 11, 1400 local time (0600 BST)

Practice 3: Saturday October 12, 1200 local time (0400 BST)

Qualifying: Saturday October 12, 1500 local time (0700 BST)

Race: Sunday October 13, 1410 local time (0610 BST)

Where does the Japanese Grand Prix take place?

The Suzuka circuit is all killer, no filler and, for that reason, is another firm favourite with both fans and drivers alike.

That’s mainly because the foot can remain firmly planted on the throttle for much of this high-speed track. Cars are thrown in to the double right-hander that opens the lap and it never really lets up from there.

The Japanese Grand Prix takes on added importance with it being the home race of engine manufacturers Honda and we will keep on coming to Suzuka until 2021 at the earliest after an extension was agreed in 2018.

Sunday’s race will be run over 53 laps of the 5.807km circuit.

Directions: How can I get to the Japanese Grand Prix?

The Suzuka Circuit is not easy to get to. The best way to reach it is by public transport. Most prefer to fly to Nagaya, or the recent opened Kansai International and then transfer to Suzuka using the ÂżbulletÂż trains or other public transport. Car hire is available, but traffic is heavy.

Where can I watch the Japanese Grand Prix on TV?

Japanese Grand Prix weekend — including qualifying and the race proper — will be screened live in the UK by pay-TV broadcaster Sky Sports on its dedicated Sky Sports F1 channel. You can also access a live stream of the coverage via Now TV. Full coverage will also be aired by free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4.

Subscribers to F1’s own app can hear radio commentary on the race proper from the BBC and access live data around each session.

PlanetF1 will carry live timing and expert commentary on every session of the race weekend along with all the latest news from the track.

The Japanese Grand Prix will be shown live on TV by the following outlets in other key markets:

United States: ESPN (English), Univision (Spanish)

Canada: RDS (French), TSN (English)

Australia: Fox Sports and Foxtel 4k (no ad breaks)

France: Canal + (pay TV) and TF1 (free-to-air)

Italy: Sky Sport F1

Germany: RTL and Sky Deutschland

Spain: Movistar F1

What is the weather forecast for the Japanese Grand Prix?

Friday October 11: 26C, cloudy.
Saturday Saturday October 12: 24C, cloudy with periodic rain.
Sunday October 13: 25C, periodic rain.

There are fears that the race weekend will be affected by Super Typhoon Hagibis — the strongest of its type to hit Japan this year. It could approach western Japan by Saturday afternoon. Qualifying is expected to feel the main force of any impact.

Which drivers have won the Japanese Grand Prix?

The great Michael Schumacher leads the way in the all-time list of Japanese Grand Prix winners with a total of six race victories between 1995 and 2004. Current World Championship leader Lewis Hamilton comes next with five successes while Sebastian Vettel has won the race four times.

McLaren are the most successful constructor at the Japanese Grand Prix with nine victories while Ferrari have seven and Mercedes five.

Kimi Raikkonen passes Fisichella for lead and Wins the Japanese GP — 2005

P17 to P1, What a drive.

Enjoy the Sound!#F1 pic.twitter.com/9n04WI5HFj

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Suzuka has provided the backdrop to some of the most dramatic moments in F1 history — notably back in 1989 and 1990 when the great rivalry between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost boiled over as the title was decided both times in Japan.

The last 10 winners of the Japanese Grand Prix are as follows:

2018: Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain, Mercedes)
2017: Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain, Mercedes)
2016: Nico Rosberg (Germany, Mercedes)
2015: Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain, Mercedes)
2014: Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain, Mercedes)
2013: Sebastian Vettel (Germany, Red Bull)
2012: Sebastian Vettel (Germany, Red Bull)
2011: Jenson Button (Great Britain, McLaren)
2010: Sebastian Vettel (Germany, Red Bull)
2009: Sebastian Vettel (Germany, Red Bull)

Track Lap Record: 1:31.555 Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren, 2005)

What are the odds for the Japanese Grand Prix?

Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc are disputing favouritism for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. Leading odds for Sunday’s race from Bet365 are as follows:

13/8 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

7/4 Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)

7/2 Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

7/1 Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

9/1 Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

(Prices correct at 1100 BST on Monday October 7)

What are the latest F1 Championship standings?

The leaders in the race for the driver and constructor titles heading into the Japanese Grand Prix are as follows:

Drivers’ Championship

Lewis Hamilton — 322 points

Valtteri Bottas — 249 points

Charles Leclerc — 215 points

Max Verstappen — 212 points

Sebastian Vettel — 194 points

Constructors’ Championship

Mercedes — 571 points

Ferrari — 409 points

Red Bull — 311 points

Full F1 championship standings are here

Tyre choices for the Japanese Grand Prix

F1 tyre manufacturer Pirelli will bring the white hard C1 tyre to the Japanese Grand Prix along with the yellow medium C2 and the red soft C3. Their compound set ranges from C1 (the hardest) to C5 (the softest).

What is F1’s rule on bonus points?

F1 made the decision to award a bonus point in every race of the 2019 season if certain criteria are met.

The bonus point will be awarded to the driver who completes the fastest lap in the race, as long as that driver also finishes in the top 10. The driver’s team will also score a bonus point in the constructors’ standings in that case.

This means there are up to 21 extra points available for the 2019 championship.

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