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Revengeant in Japan, can Max Verstappen still be beaten ?

The 4th round of the Formula 1 world championship, Sunday in Japan, will be an opportunity for Max Verstappen to bounce back after his retirement. Melbourne two weeks ago.

The Japanese Grand Prix will have a slightly special flavor. Because after nine consecutive victories, & riding on the 2023 and 2024 seasons, Max Verstappen bit the dust during the last race contested a fortnight ago in Australia. Betrayed, once is not usual, by the mechanics of his Red Bull, the three-time world champion, who started from pole, was only able to complete three laps before # 39;abandon à cause of a brake problem on the right rear of his car. And, like last year on the right side' ;eacute; of Singapore, it was Carlos Sainz who benefited from the windfall to hoist his Ferrari to the top step of the podium & Melbourne. The Spanish pilot, back after having treated his attack of appendicitis which had cost him' his place in Saudi Arabia, achieved a perfect race, closely followed by Charles Leclerc for a double. as pretty as it is unexpected for the Scuderia.

On the traditional Suzuka circuit, on the calendar since 1987, needless to say that Max Verstappen will have to compete. heart to put the points straight. Heeled by Charles Leclerc at the world championship, the Dutchman, double winner outgoing in Japan, intends to reinstall his RB20 at the top so as not to let hope arise among its competitors. But the fact that Red Bull wasn't that dominant from qualifying in Australia, and that Sergio Perez didn't do better than fifth in the standings Grand Prix, ahead of by the two Ferraris but also the two McLarens of Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri, augurs a suspense to which we have not really been accustomed to in recent times. And no one will complain.

At what time to watch the Japanese Grand Prix ?

After Australia a fortnight ago, you will still have to get up early to follow the Japanese Grand Prix live. A little less early anyway since the race on the Suzuka circuit will start at 7 a.m. (French time) Sunday morning, two hours later than that won by Carlos Sainz à Melbourne. The twenty single-seaters will make their first laps on Friday from 4:30 a.m. Paris, i.e. à 11:30 a.m. on the island of Honshu.

  • Free Trials 1 à 4:30 a.m. Friday April 5 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Free Trials 2 à 8 a.m. Friday April 5 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Free Trials 3 à 4:30 a.m. Saturday April 6 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Qualifications à 8 a.m. Saturday April 6 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Grand Prix à 7 a.m. Sunday April 7 (duration: 2 hours maximum)

Which TV channel to watch the Japanese Grand Prix on ?

The Japanese Grand Prix will be broadcast exclusively on the channels of the Canal group, holder of the rights to the Formula 1 world championship. You will have to tune in to Canal+ Sport to watch the drivers battle it out in the first two races. res days while the Grand Prix, Sunday, will be broadcast on Canal+.

  • Friday April 5: Free 1 4h10 + Free 2  à 10:40 a.m. follow on Canal+ Sport
  • Saturday April 6: Free 3 à 4h10+ Qualifications à 10:40 a.m. follow on Canal+ Sport
  • Sunday April 7: &eac;show "La Grille" &agrav; 5:55 a.m. from the start of the Grand Prix 7 a.m. on Canal+

Riders' World Championship Ranking (after 3rd Grand Prix)

1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 51 points
2. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 47 points
3. Sergio Perez (Red Bull) 46 points
4. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) 40 points
5. Oscar Piastri (McLaren) 28 points
6. Lando Norris (McLaren) 27 points
7. George Russell (Mercedes) 18 points
8. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) 16 points
9. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) 9 points
10. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 8 points
11. Oliver Bearman (Ferrari) 6 points
11. Yuki Tsunoda (Racing Bulls) 6 points
13. Niko Hülkenberg (Haas) 3 points
14. Kevin Magnussen (Haas) 1 point

What are the dates of the F1 Grands Prix in 2024?

The 2024 Formula 1 season will include 24 Grands Prix. &agrav; the end of February, Bahreïn, and will end at the beginning of December until September Abu Dhabi. Here is the complete F1 2024 calendar with times given in French time:

1. Bahrain GP (Sakhir): Saturday March 2 (Winner: Verstappen)
2. Saudi Arabia GP (Jeddah): Saturday March 9 (Winner: Verstappen)
3. Australian GP (Melbourne): Sunday March 24 (Winner: Sainz)
4. Japanese GP (Suzuka) : Sunday April 7 &agrave 7h
5. Chinese GP (Shanghai): Sunday April 21 8h
6. Miami GP (Miami): Sunday May 5th 9 p.m.
7. Emilia-Romagna GP (Imola): Sunday May 19 3 p.m.
8. Monaco GP: Sunday May 26   5h
9. Canadian GP (Montreal) : Sunday June 9 &at 8 p.m.
10. Spanish GP (Barcelona): Sunday June 23 3 p.m.
11. Austrian GP (Spielberg): Sunday June 30 3 p.m.
12. British GP (Silverstone): Sunday July 7th 4 p.m.
13. Hungarian GP (Budapest): Sunday July 21st 3 p.m.
14. Belgian GP (Spa-Francorchamps) : Sunday July 28 &at 3 p.m.
15. Dutch GP (Zandvoort): Sunday 25 Augustût &at 3 p.m.
16. Italian GP (Monza): Sunday September 1st &at 3 p.m.
17. Azerbaijani GP (Baku): Sunday September 15th 1 p.m.
18. Singapore GP (Marina Bay): Sunday September 22   2 p.m.
19. US GP (Austin): Sunday October 20th 9 p.m.
20. Mexican GP (Mexico) : Sunday October 27 à 8 p.m.
21. Brazilian GP (Interlagos): Sunday November 3rd 7 p.m.
22. Las Vegas GP (Las Vegas) : Sunday, November 24 à 6h
23. Qatar GP (Losail): Sunday October 1st 3 p.m.
24. Abu Dhabi GP (Yas Marina): Sunday December 8th at 2 p.m.


Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116