Japan 2022! Everything you need to know.

Updated: Oct 10

This post will be updated regularly over the weekend.


Welcome to Japan 2022! Like Singapore, it's been 3 years since F1 last raced in Japan, and it's fair to say fans and drivers alike cannot wait to see its return this week.


Here you will find all the updates from free practice, to qualifying, to the race, along with any other news updates from the weekend!

 

JUMP TO:


Race Schedule

About The Track

Free Practice Updates

Qualifying Updates

Pre-race Penalties

The Race

Any Other News

Championship Standings

 

Race Schedule (BST)


Friday 7th October 2022

Free Practice 1: 04:00 - 05:00

Free Practice 2: 07:00 - 08:00


Saturday 8th October 2022

Free Practice 3: 04:00 - 05:00

Qualifying: 07:00 - 08:00


Sunday 9th October 2022

The Race: 06:00

 

About The Track


  • The race will have 53 laps of the 5.807km Suzuka International Racing Course.

  • It's the home race for AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda.

  • The lap record is held by Lewis Hamilton, who set it at 1:30.983 in 2019.

  • A high speed track that drivers and fans alike love with the crossover and two commitment-rewarding Degners, what is not to love?

Image taken from official Formula One website.

 

Free Practice Updates


Free Practice 1:


Times by Teams -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P9. 1:43.969. Completed 11 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P11. 1:44.429. Completed 14 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P16.1:44.878. Completed 9 laps.

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P19. 1:46.192. Completed 13 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P4. 1:43.022. Completed 5 laps.

  • Fernando Alonso: P1.1:42.248. Completed 7 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P20.1:48.090. Completed 5 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P14. 1:44.570. Completed 7 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P2. 1:42.563. Completed 12 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P3. 1:42.634. Completed 13 laps.


Haas

  • Mick Schumacher: P7. 1:43.761. Completed 10 laps.

  • Kevin Magnussen: P5. 1:43.258. Completed 12 laps.


On his way back to the pits after FP1, Mick Schumacher suffered from aquaplaning and ended up in the barrier. Due to the damage on the car, he won't be participating in FP2 later on today.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P8. 1:43.889. Completed 7 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P12. 1:44.486. Completed 8 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P13. 1:44.558. Completed 6 laps.

  • George Russell: P18. 1:46.103. Completed 4 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P6. 1:43.362. Completed 4 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P10. 1:44.234. Completed 4 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P15.1:44.791. Completed 9 laps.

  • Nicholas Latifi: P17. 1:45.424. Completed 11 laps.


OVERALL RANKING FOR FP1:


Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

1:42.248

2

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+0.315

3

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+0.386

4

Esteban ocon

Alpine

+0.774

5

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+1.010

6

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

+1.114

7

Mick Schumacher

Haas

+1.513

8

Lando Norris

McLaren

+1.641

9

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+1.721

10

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+1.986

11

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+2.181

12

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

+2.238

​13

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+2.310

14

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+2.322

15

Alexander Albon

Williams

+2.543

16

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

+2.630

17

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

+3.176

18

George Russell

Mercedes

+3.855

19

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+3.944

20

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

+5.842


Free Practice 2:


Times by Teams -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P8. 1:43.733. Completed 19 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P10. 1:44.525. Completed 16 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P19. 1:47.109. Completed 13 laps.

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P14. 1:45.257. Completed 25 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P9. 1:43.884. Completed 12 laps.

  • Fernando Alonso: P7. 1:43.533. Completed 13 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P15. 1:45.261. Completed 23 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P18. 1:46.776. Completed 20 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P6. 1:43.204. Completed 23 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P11. 1:44.709. Completed 10 laps.


Haas

  • Mick Schumacher: P20 - he could not participate in this FP session due to aquaplaning at the end of FP1 and causing damage to the car. Hopefully everything will be up and running for tomorrow's FP3 session and qualifying.

  • Kevin Magnussen: P5. 1:43.187. Completed 16 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P16. 1:45.885. Completed 11 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P17. 1:45.0030. Completed 9 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton:P2. 1:42.170. Completed 21 laps.

  • George Russell: P1. 1:41.935. Completed 22 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P3. 1:42.786. Completed 23 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P4. 1:42.834. Completed 25 laps.


OVERALL RANKING FOR FP2:

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

George Russell

​Mercedes

1:41.935

2

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+0.235

3

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

+0.851

4

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+0.899

5

Kevin Magnuessen

Haas

+1.252

6

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+1.269

7

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

+1.598

8

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+1.798

9

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+1.949

10

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+2.590

11

Charles Leclrec

Ferrari

+2.774

12

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

+3.027

13

Alexander Albon

Williams

+3.104

14

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+3.322

15

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

+3.326

16

Lando Norris

McLaren

+3.950

17

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

+4.095

18

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+4.841

19

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

+5.174

20

Mick Schumacher

Haas

N/A


Free Practice 3:


Times by Teams -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P13. 1:31.971. Completed 22 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P18. 1:32.385. Completed 21 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P20. 1:32.881. Completed 23 laps.

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P17. 1:32.377. Completed 25 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P9. 1:31.750. Completed 21 laps.

  • Fernando Alonso: P4. 1:31.320. Completed 19 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P14. 1:32.222. Completed 22 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P10. 1:31.838. Completed 23 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P2. 1:30.965. Completed 26 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P3. 1:30.980. Completed 26 laps.


Haas

  • Mick Schumacher: P16. 1:32.366. Completed 23 laps.

  • Kevin Magnussen: P15. 1:32.290. Completed 22 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P8. 1:31.747. Completed 25 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P11. 1:31.860. Completed 27 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P7. 1:31.589. Completed 24 laps.

  • George Russell:P6. 1:31.530. Completed 27 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P1. 1:30.671. Completed 21 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P5. 1:31.514. Completed 24 laps.


OVERALL RANKING FOR FP3:

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:30.671

2

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+0.294

3

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+0.309

4

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

+0.649

5

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+0.843

6

George Russell

Merceddes

+0.859

7

Lewis Hamilton

McLaren

+0.918

8

Lando Norris

McLaren

+1.076

9

Esteban ocon

Alpine

+1.079

10

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+1.167

11

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

+1.189

12

Alex Albon

Williams

+1.275

13

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+1.300

14

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

+1.551

15

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+1.619

16

Mick Schumacher

Haas

+1.695

17

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+1.706

18

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+1.714

19

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

+2.197

20

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

+2.210

 

Qualifying Updates


Eliminated in Q1 -


Nicholas Latifi

Lance Stroll

Kevin Magnussen

Pierre Gasly

Alex Albon


Eliminated in Q2 -


Mick Schumacher

Zhou Guanyu

Yuki Tsunoda

Valtteri Bottas

Daniel Ricciardo


Drivers through to Q3 -


Lando Norris

Sebastian Vettel

George Russell

Fernando Alonso

Lewis Hamilton

Esteban Ocon

Sergio Perez

Carlos Sainz

Charles Leclerc

Max Verstappen



OVERALL RESULT OF QUALIFYING:


*this does not take into account any penalties, final starting grid can be found under 'The Race' section*


The time listed shows the driver's fastest qualifying lap for their respective final qualifying sessions. Blue is for Q3, red is for Q2, and no background colour is Q1. For the driver's times for Q1, Q2, Q3, see below in 'Qualifying Results by Team'.

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:29.304

2

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:29.314

3

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:29.361

4

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:29.709

5

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:30.165

6

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:30.261

7

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

1:30.322

8

George Russell

Mercedes

1:30.389

9

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

1:30.554

10

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:31.003

11

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

1:30.659

12

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:30.709

13

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

1:30.808

14

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1:30.953

15

Mick Schumacher

Haas

1:31.439

16

Alex Albon

Williams

1:31.311