Book Japanese Grand Prix Tickets 2023 | September 22-24

About Suzuka International Racing Course

Japanese GP: Suzuka International Racing Course
  • No. of Laps: 53
  • No. of Corners: 18
  • Circuit Length: 5.807 km
  • Race Distance: 307.471 km

The Suzuka International Racing Course, located in Suzuka City, was built in 1962 and was the first track in Japan to host a Formula One Grand Prix in 1987. The circuit is known for its distinctive "figure 8" layout, which includes several challenging corners and elevation changes. The circuit is also known for its technical sections, which require precision driving and make it a true test for drivers.

In addition to its status as a motorsport venue, the Suzuka circuit also offers a range of facilities for spectators, including grandstands, food and beverage outlets, and merchandise shops. The circuit also offers a range of hospitality packages for VIPs and corporate clients.

Japanese GP 2023 Schedule

All timings mentioned are according to track time.

Day 1 - Friday

22nd September

FP1 & FP2 

Free Practice 1

  • 11:30 - 12:30

Free Practice 2

  • 15:00 - 16:00

Day 2 - Saturday

23rd September

FP3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3

  • 11:30 - 12:30


  • 15:00 - 16:00

Day 3 - Sunday

24th September

  • Make sure to attend the Drivers' Parade before the race.

Race Day

  • 14:00 - 16:00

Your Japanese GP 2023 Tickets Explained

japanese gp - 3 day passes

3-Day Pass

What to Expect

  • These passes give you access to a few race weekend events as well as the entire Japanese Grand Prix.

Why Buy Japanese GP 3-Day Pass?

  • With a 3-day pass, you can get an even more immersive race weekend experience - from practice to qualifying and the big event.
  • Treat yourself to a full weekend of pre-and post-race activities.

Things to do at Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix 2023

All timings mentioned are according to track time.

Day 1 - Friday
Day 2 - Saturday
Day 3 - Sunday
Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

Free Practice 1 & 2

22nd September


11:30 - 12:30

  • The drivers will test their cars at Suzuka International Racing Course for the first time during this session. During this hour-long session, the teams will have the chance to assess preliminary data, and the drivers will have the chance to evaluate the track conditions.


15:00 - 16:00

  • Because the drivers get to test their vehicles after examining the data from FP1, this session typically benefits both the teams and the drivers. As a warm-up for the race on Sunday, be ready for some challenging race laps from the drivers carrying heavy fuel loads.
Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

FP3 & Qualifying

23rd September


11:30 - 12:30

  • As the last practice before qualifying, teams would try to test the cars' speed over 1 lap with a low fuel load, just like in the qualifying session later in the day. Now that the weekend's main event is approaching, the tension starts to build.


15:00 - 16:00

  • In order to determine the starting grid for Sunday's main event, the teams are pushed to perform at their best during this session. Drivers will probably be traveling at their top speeds during this tense hour-long qualifying session.
Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

Race Day

24th September

Main Race

14:00 - 16:00

  • This is what it all comes down to as the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix 2023 main event gets underway on Sunday after a formation lap.
  • The 2023 Japanese Grand Prix in Formula 1 will be quite the spectacle thanks to its quick turns and lengthy straightaways.
  • If you want to watch the exhilarating, fast-paced race through Suzuka's streets, tickets for the Japanese Grand Prix can be ordered online in advance.

Plan Your Visit to Japanese GP 2023

Getting There
Visitor Tips
Rules & Regulations
Japan Essentials
Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

Japanese GP Timings

Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix 2023 will start on Friday, 22nd September, and end on Sunday, 24th September. The following are the general timings of the various events:


  • FP1: 11:30 - 12:30
  • FP2: 15:00 - 16:00


  • FP3: 11:30 - 12:30
  • Qualifying: 15:00 - 16:00


  • Main Race: 14:00 - 16:00

All timings mentioned are according to track time.

Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

Facilities at Suzuka International Racing Course

  • Medical services: The circuit has a medical center on site with trained medical staff to provide assistance to anyone in need.
  • Accessibility: Suzuka International Racing Course provides accessible facilities, including ramps and elevators, for spectators with disabilities.
  • Food & Beverage Outlets: The circuit has a range of food and beverage outlets, including snack bars, cafes, and restaurants.
  • Merchandise Shops: There are several merchandise shops at the circuit, selling official Suzuka circuit and Formula One merchandise.
  • Hospitality Areas: The circuit also offers a range of hospitality packages for VIPs and corporate clients, including private suites and lounge areas.
  • Public Viewing Areas: There are also several public viewing areas located around the circuit, offering views of the track and surrounding scenery.
  • Entertainment Zones: The circuit also features several entertainment zones, including live music and DJ performances, gaming zones, and fun activities for children.
Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
  • Plan Ahead: Plan your trip well in advance, including your transportation and accommodation arrangements.
  • Wear Comfortable Clothing: Dress comfortably for the weather conditions and wear suitable footwear for walking around the circuit.
  • Pack Sunscreen: Japan can get hot and sunny during the summer months, so bring sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Bring Cash: Some of the food and beverage outlets, merchandise shops, and other facilities may only accept cash, so it's recommended to bring some with you.
  • Arrive Early: Allow plenty of time to reach the circuit, especially on race days when traffic can be heavy. Once you're at the circuit, you can explore the facilities, watch the support races, and soak up the atmosphere before the main event.
  • Follow the Rules: Make sure you are aware of the circuit's rules and regulations, and follow them at all times.
  • Have Fun: Enjoy the experience and make the most of your time at the Japanese Grand Prix. The atmosphere is electric, and it's a great opportunity to see some of the world's best drivers in action.
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  • Ticket Validity: Your ticket is only valid for the day and grandstand specified. You cannot switch grandstands or days without purchasing a new ticket.
  • Seating: You must sit in the seat specified on your ticket. Standing or sitting in unauthorized areas is strictly prohibited.
  • Food & Drink: Outside food and drink is not permitted inside the circuit. You can purchase food and drink from the circuit's outlets.
  • Smoking: Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas.
  • Alcohol: The consumption of alcohol is strictly regulated at the circuit. You may only purchase and consume alcohol in designated areas.
  • Flags & Banners: Flags and banners may be brought into the circuit, but they must not obstruct the view of other spectators or be used to advertise.
  • Photography & Video: Photography and video are allowed, but the use of tripods, professional-grade equipment, and drones is strictly prohibited.
  • Conduct: Spectators must behave in a responsible and respectful manner at all times. Any behavior that is deemed to be disruptive or dangerous will not be tolerated.
  • Emergency Evacuation: In the event of an emergency, you must follow the instructions of the circuit staff and emergency services.
Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
  • Visa: To apply for a tourist visa to Japan, applicants must hold a valid passport with at least 6 months validity and 2 blank pages. The applicant must prove financial ability to support themselves during their stay in Japan through bank statements, tax returns, and a certificate of employment (if applying without a sponsor). A schedule and travel plans for the trip must also be provided to demonstrate the intention to leave Japan at the end of the authorized stay.
  • Time Zone: UTC/GMT +9
  • Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY) ¥
  • Socket: Plug type A and B
  • Language: Japanese, Korean, English
  • Weather: The weather in Suzuka, Japan during late September is typically mild to warm with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). This time of year is considered autumn in Japan, and it can be humid with occasional rain showers. However, the exact weather can vary from year to year, so it's recommended to check the forecast before visiting.

Ratings & Reviews

Japanese Grand Prix 2022 Results






Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing RBPT



Sergio Perez

Red Bull Racing RBPT



Charles Leclerc




Esteban Ocon

Alpine Renault



Lewis Hamilton




Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin Mercedes



Fernando Alonso

Alpine Renault



George Russell




Nicholas Latifi

Williams Mercedes



Lando Norris

McLaren Mercedes


Frequently Asked Questions About Japanese GP 2023

How much do Japanese GP tickets cost?

Japanese GP tickets start from US$$225 in the grandstands and US$125 in general admission areas and go up to about US$2,999 in the Hospitality seating areas.

Which are the best seats to watch the Japanese GP?

The best seats to watch the action of the Japanese GP are in the Grandstand B1, B2, C, D, and E which provide a great view of turns 2 to 7. For staying close to the starting and finishing lines, you should choose the Grandstand V1 and V2 or Grandstands R and S.

Are there any discounts on Japanese GP tickets?

Yes, purchasing Japanese GP tickets online and in advance will let you avail attractive discounts and other exclusive benefits.

Which is the cheapest ticket to watch the Japanese GP?

The cheapest ticket for Japanese GP is available for US$125 in the general admission category. These standing-only tickets are good for enjoying the event at a reasonable rate.

When is the Japanese GP 2023?

The Japanese GP 2023 kicks off on Friday, 22nd September, with the main race being held on Sunday, 24th September.

Where is the Japanese GP being held?

The Japanese GP 2023 will be held at Suzuka International Racing Course in Suzuka, Japan.

When does Japanese GP start?

The Japanese GP 2023 starts on Friday, 22nd September 2023, at 11:30 PM with Free Practice 1.

What are my food and drinks options at Japanese GP 2023?

There will be numerous food and drink options at the Japanese GP fan areas that can be found at the Suzuka International Racing Course.

Which is the next race after Japanese GP?

The race after the Japanese GP 2023 is the Qatar GP held at Losail in Qatar.

Who won at the Japanese GP last year?

The winner of Japanese GP 2022 was Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing with Sergio Perez of Red Bull Racing and Charles Leclerc of Ferrari rounding off the podium places.

What are the best things to do in Suzuka?

Suzuka, Japan is a city known for its rich history and cultural heritage. For history and culture lovers, the Suzuka History Museum and the Suzuka City Museum offer a glimpse into the city's past and present. The Suzuka Temple is another must-see attraction, which is known for its beautiful architecture and peaceful surroundings. For those interested in shopping, the Suzuka Shopping District offers a wide range of local and international products. Food lovers can indulge in the local cuisine, including dishes like soba noodles and tempura, at one of the many traditional restaurants in Suzuka.

How is the weather in Suzuka during the Japanese GP?

The weather in Suzuka, Japan during late September is typically mild to warm with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). This time of year is considered autumn in Japan, and it can be humid with occasional rain showers. However, the exact weather can vary from year to year, so it's recommended to check the forecast before visiting.