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How to watch F1 Japan Grand Prix 2023 live and free in Australia


Can Red Bull get back to their winning ways?

SUMMARY: F1 Japan is exclusive to Fox Sports, meaning you can watch via Foxtel Now, Kayo or Foxtel iQ. New customers can watch for free using Foxtel Now's 10-day trial.

The 17th round of the 2023 F1 season sees the drivers take to the famed Suzuka Circuit in Japan.

After team Red Bull's quest for a perfect season ended last start, the team will be looking to put this minor hiccup past them when the chequered flag is waved at the F1 Japan.

What is the Japanese F1 Grand Prix race time in Australia?

With Japan being just 1 hour behind the east coast of Australia, you’ll be able to catch all the action on your Sunday afternoon.

The main race of the Japanese Grand Prix starts at 3pm AEST on Sunday 24 September.

If you would also like to watch qualifying, you can see it on Saturday 23 September at 4pm AEST.

How to watch F1 Japan live in Australia

The only way to watch the F1 Japan live is with a subscription to either Foxtel Now, Foxtel iQ or Kayo.

With that, you'll not only be able to watch the Japanese Grand Prix, but every F1 race this season.

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Live stream F1 Japanese Grand Prix on Foxtel Now

You can get a 10-day free trial of Foxtel Now if you're a new customer – then you could watch the F1 Japan at no cost.

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After your free trial, to keep watching F1 on Foxtel Now you need to be subscribed to the Sport pack on top of the base Essentials pack for $54 a month.

The F1 Japan Grand Prix is also available to watch live on Foxtel iQ, which costs $77 a month as you need the Sports HD pack.

This also grants you access to entertainment content so you can watch TV shows as well with your subscription.

While that's $23 more expensive than Foxtel Now with no free trial, it's the only place you can watch F1 in 4K.

Live stream F1 Japan on Kayo

You can watch F1 practice and qualifying sessions with Kayo Freebies, but the main race requires a subscription.

Kayo comes with a 7-day free trial for new customers, meaning you could watch F1 Japan live and free.

Stream Kayo Sports for 7 days FREE and no lock-in contract

Take Kayo Sports for a spin and stream over 50 sports live completely free for 7 days. Offer ends 26 September 2023.

Keep in mind Kayo's free trial is ending soon on 26 September, so this is likely your last opportunity to grab it for free.

Once your free trial ends, Kayo has 3 subscription options, which start at $25 a month and differ by how many streams you can have simultaneously.

Kayo also has a range of special features perfect for viewing F1 including a pit lane channel and co-pilot channel.

Japanese Grand Prix race preview

For runaway championship leader Max Verstappen, the Japanese Grand Prix is a chance to get back to his winning ways.

Not that the 2-time champion, who clinched the title in Japan last year, exactly sees it this way.

When asked on Thursday about his record breaking 10-win streak ending at the hands of Ferrari's Carlos Sainz Jr in Singapore, Verstappen was pretty blunt saying he was ready to "move on and try again".

"No emotion, we stopped winning for one race – shit happens, we won 10 in a row before that," he said to reporters at a media conference.

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While Verstappen will look to write last week's wrong, the likes of Sainz and the 2 McLaren drivers will be pretty confident heading into Japan, now knowing that team Red Bull can be beaten.

Before Singapore, Red Bull had won all 14 races in 2023.

We think it'll be an exciting race, with Sainz and Lewis Hamilton competing for top spot, but ultimately we think the Red Bull team will be too strong again.

For a full analysis of your viewing options, you can check out our F1 Australian broadcast guide.

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