The Japanese Grand Prix starts next season an hour earlier than last year. The Formula 1 organization confirmed this on Wednesday.
The race at Suzuka started in 2019 at seven in the morning Dutch time, but F1 fans will now have to set the alarm an hour earlier if they don’t want to miss anything live. The dates of the Japan Grand Prix had already been entered on the 2020 Formula 1 calendar – it appeared on January 10 – but the times of this race weekend were not yet set.
It has now been found that, in addition to a few other GPs, the starting time of Japan is also shifting. The eighteenth round in the championship will therefore start on October 11 at 6:10 am Dutch time. Earlier the announcement came that the British GP has shifted from 3.10 pm to 4.10 pm Dutch time. The American GP will also start an hour later, this year the lights go green at 9.10 p.m. Dutch time.
In addition to the Japanese GP on Sunday, the training sessions on Friday will start an hour later than last year. watch here the complete overview of the (local) start times of the Grands Prix in 2020.