The Japanese Grand Prix begins to wrap up the F1 season. The 2018 Japanese Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, Oct 7th at 14:10 local time (06:00 BST). As always, this race will be run on the world famous Suzuka track. This racing season heats up as the top drivers race neck and neck in a sport where anything can happen. Will the Japanese Grand Prix defending champion, Lewis Hamilton, be able to drive his way into the championship? Find out and watch from anywhere with a VPN.
Originally created in 1962, the Suzuka circuit is one of the few courses that is designed as an altered figure 8. In 1987, Formula 1 races returned to the circuit. Designers put the track around a funfair. That means there are many different activities for race fans. It is also owned by Honda and used as a test track.
Though Nico Rosberg retired from Formula 1, Valtteri Bottas is definitely doing well in his new place with the Mercedes team. He certainly has a lot of support both from the team and Lewis Hamilton. Bottas will be a good one to watch in the future. Since he is now Hamilton’s team mate, we can and may see some of the same type of relationship.
Let’s take a look at the race season this year.
|1||Australian Grand Prix||March 25||1:00am ET||ESPN2||Vettel|
|2||Bahrain Grand Prix||April 8||11:00am ET||ESPN2||Vettel|
|3||Chinese Grand Prix||April 15||2:00am ET||ESPN2||Ricciardo|
|4||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||April 29||8:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|5||Spanish Grand Prix||May 13||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|6||Monaco Grand Prix||May 27||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Ricciardo|
|7||Canadian Grand Prix||June 10||2:00pm ET||ESPN||Vettel|
|8||French Grand Prix||June 24||10:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|9||Austrian Grand Prix||July 1||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Verstappen|
|10||British Grand Prix||July 8||9:00am ET||ESPN||Vettel|
|11||German Grand Prix||July 22||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|12||Hungarian Grand Prix||July 29||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|13||Belgian Grand Prix||August 26||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Vettel|
|14||Italian Grand Prix||September 2||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|15||Singapore Grand Prix||September 16||8:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|16||Russian Grand Prix||September 30||7:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|17||Japanese Grand Prix||October 7||1:00am ET||ESPN2|
|18||United States Grand Prix||October 21||2:00pm ET||ABC|
|19||Mexican Grand Prix||October 28||3:00pm ET||ABC|
|20||Brazilian Grand Prix||November 11||12:00am ET||ESPN2|
|21||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||November 25||8:00am ET||ESPN2|
Max Verstappen remains one of our favorites to watch. This young man was the youngest ever Formula 1 driver and will continue to be. The year after he came to the scene, the rules changed. We look forward to the impact he will make in the Formula 1 community.
As far as coverage goes, let’s have a look at Internet channels streaming F1 races this season:
|Croatia||MAXtv To Go||Yes||Croatian|
|Japan||Fuji TV Next||Yes||Japanese|
|Spain||Antena 3 / Esport 3||Yes||Spanish|
|United Kingdom||Channel 4||No||English|
|United States||ESPN Play||Yes||English|
If you already have access to one of the streaming channels above then you’re all set. Just remember to use a VPN if you plan to be outside the country on the day of the race. Channel 4 in the UK is our favorite channel to watch Formula 1 races. They are streaming ten F1 races this year including the Japanese Grand Prix and the coverage sets the bar for the others.
With the growing popularity of Formula One, we continue to learn about the art of streaming live races. The key is gaining access to the right channel or service. You would need a VPN to get around any geo-restrictions. Since streaming services are launching at a record pace, your options are always increasing.
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