Japanese Grand Prix 2024: Complete Guide To The Drivers Odds


Posted: April 8, 2024

Updated: April 8, 2024

Red Bull's Max Verstappen appears top be the favourite as far as betting odds for the Japanese Grand Prix 2024 at Suzuka go. This is no real suprise as here's won there over the last coupe of years. Hamilton seems to have lost his will to win and apart from a few other drivers, no one is coming close enough to Verstappen to grab the number one spot on the podium.

The 2024 Formula One season is ongoing, and now it’s time for the Japanese Grand Prix 2024 at Suzuka. It’s the second time in a little over six months that the F1 teams are racing on this track, which gives us a good idea of how much they’ve improved or worsened since the last race here in September. Max Verstappen is expected to be the top contender again, as his car performs well on the Suzuka circuit. Despite his earlier retirement in Australia, he’s leading the championship standings by four points over Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, and his Red Bull team is ahead of Ferrari overall. Since McLaren performed strongly here in 2023, it will be interesting to see if they can challenge Ferrari as Red Bull’s main rival in Japan.

bet365 Sportsbook Welcome Bonus

Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets

Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply

Japanese Grand Prix 2024 Time Schedule: Practice And Race

Thursday, 4 April

  • 8:30- Main gates open
  • 9.00-12.00 Thursday pit walk
  • 9.00-12.00 Thursday Straight walk

Friday 5 April Free Practice

  • 8.00- Main gate open
  • 11:30-12:30 F1 Free Practice 1
  • 15:00-16:00 F1 Free Practice 2

6 April (Sat) Qualifying

  • 8:00- Main gate opens
  • 11:30-12:30 F1 Free Practice 3
  • 15:00-16:00 F1 Official Qualifying
  • 18:25-18:55 Saturday Kids’ Pit Walk
  • 19:00-20:30 Night Pit Walk
  • 19:00-20:30 Saturday Straight Walk

7 April (Sun) Race

  • 8:00- Main gates open
  • 11:50-12:20 Drivers’ parade
  • 14:00- F1 race (53 laps or 120 minutes)

Please note that this is subject to change due to weather conditions on the day of the event.

Last Year’s Japanese Grand Prix Winner

Just like in 18 out of the 22 races in 2023, Max Verstappen won at Suzuka. But this time, according to online gambling news in the UK, McLaren showed a strong comeback, with Lando Norris finishing second and his teammate Oscar Piastri from Australia coming in third. Charles Leclerc took fourth place for Ferrari, while Lewis Hamilton finished fifth for Mercedes after a tough fight with his teammate George Russell.

Japanese Grand Prix 2024 Suzuka Circuit Details

  • First Grand Prix: 1987
  • Number of laps: 53
  • Circuit length: 5.807km
  • Race distance: 307.471km
  • Race lap record:  1min30.983sec (Lewis Hamilton, 2019)

How To Watch The Japanese Grand Prix 2024

Just like in previous years, Sky Sports F1 will broadcast every practice session, qualifying, and race live this year. The Japanese Grand Prix 2024 will be aired live on Sky Sports F1, starting at 4:30 am. Fans can also stream the race live on the official Sky Go app. Highlights of the race will be available on the official Formula One YouTube channel after the event. For extended highlights, Channel 4 will broadcast its qualifying program on Saturday and its race program on Sunday. Alternatively, viewers can sign up for Now TV on a race-by-race or month-by-month basis. If you’re outside of the UK, you can likely subscribe to F1’s own F1TV with a monthly subscription. 

It’s worth noting that Bet365 Sportsbook has a great app that allows its customers to watch F1 live.

Winner Odds For The Japanese Grand Prix 2024?

  • Max Verstappen 1/5
  • Sergio Perez 12/1
  • Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz 14/1
  • Lando Norris 25/1
  • Oscar Piastri 28/1
  • George Russell, Lewis Hamilton 40/1

Japanese Grand Prix 2023 Pre-Qualifying Favourites 

One of the best online sportsbooks in the UK, Bet365 Sportsbook, has the drivers down with the following odds.

Max Verstappen (-500 to -400)

Verstappen has been winning a lot in recent seasons, and after the disappointment in the last race, he’ll be aiming to add another win to his record. He’s been the winner of this race for the past two years and is heavily favored to make it three in a row.

Sergio Perez (+1,100 to +1,200)

Perez is once again in second place, trailing his Red Bull teammate Verstappen. While he finished behind Max in the first two races of the season and missed the podium in Australia, he’s eager to secure a podium finish in Japan.

Carlos Sainz Jr. (+1,200 to +1,800)

Ferrari teammates Sainz Jr. and Charles Leclerc are closely matched on the odds board after both finishing on the podium in the last race. Sainz Jr. has achieved two podium finishes in three races so far and will aim to win consecutive races to put pressure on Verstappen early in the Drivers’ Championship.

Click here to try the best odds at bet365 Sportsbook 

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x