Japanese GP tweaks start time for 2020 event

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Japanese Grand Prix organisers have tweaked the timetable for next October's race at Suzuka, with Sunday's race starting an hour earlier than usual.

Formula 1 amended the championship's 2020 schedule, announcing that the Japanese Grand Prix will start at 13h10 local time, or 04h10 GMT (06h10 CET).

However, Friday's free practice will start an hour later, with the day's 90-minute sessions starting respectively at 11h00 and 15h00 local time.

Saturday's running remains unchanged, with FP3 starting at 12h00 and qualifying beginning at 15h00 local time.

Check out here-under the timing for each round of the 22-race 2020 calendar.

2020 F1 Calendar Session Times (all local)

Event FP1 FP2 FP3 Qualifying Race
Australia 12:00-13:30 16:00-17:30 14:00-15:00 17:00-18:00 16:10
Bahrain 14:00-15:30 18:00-19:30 15:00-16-00 18:00-19:00 18:10
Vietnam 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 14:10
China 10:00-11:30 14:00-15:30 11:00-12:00 14:00-15:00 14:10
Netherlands 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 15:10
Spain 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 15:10
Monaco * 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 15:10
Azerbaijan 13:00-14:30 17:00-18:30 14:00-15:00 17:00-18:00 16:10
Canada 10:00-11:30 14:00-15:30 11:00-12:00 14:00-15:00 14:10
France 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 15:10
Austria 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 15:10
Great Britain 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 15:10
Hungary 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 15:10
Belgium 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 15:10
Italy 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 15:10
Singapore 16:30-18:00 20:30-22:00 18:00-19:00 21:00-22:00 20:10
Russia 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 14:10
Japan 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 13:10
United States 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 13:00-14:00 16:00-17:00 14:10
Mexico 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 10:00-11:00 13:00-14:00 13:10
Brazil 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 14:10
Abu Dhabi 13:00-14:30 17:00-18:30 14:00-15:00 17:00-18:00 17:10

* FP1 and FP2 on Thursday