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Wolff cancels plan to skip Japanese GP amid Mercedes struggles

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff will attend this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix after altering his plans to miss the event.

Wolff had been expected to be absent in Suzuka as part of a planned management of his workload during the gruelling 24-race calendar.

However, Mercedes have confirmed that the Austrian will now be present at the fourth round of the 2024 season, from which every session is live on Sky Sports F1.

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Wolff’s change of schedule comes after a hugely disappointing start to the season for the Silver Arrows.

A double DNF in Australia last time out left Mercedes fourth in the constructors’ standings and 72 points behind Red Bull, with Ferrari only four points back from the leaders.

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Sky Sports F1’s live Japanese GP schedule

The fourth round of the 2024 F1 season takes place next Sunday at Suzuka with lights out at 6am on Sky Sports F1
Image: The fourth round of the 2024 F1 season takes place next Sunday at Suzuka with lights out at 6am on Sky Sports F1

Thursday April 4
4.30am: Drivers’ press conference

Friday April 5
3am: Japanese GP Practice One (session starts at 3.30am)*
6.45am: Japanese GP Practice Two (session starts at 7am)*

8.15am: The F1 Show*
10am: Japanese GP Practice One replay
11.30am: Japanese GP Practice Two replay

Saturday April 6
3.15am: Japanese GP Practice Three (session starts at 3.30am)*
6am: Japanese GP Qualifying build-up*
7am: Japanese GP Qualifying*
9am: Ted’s Qualifying Notebook*
9.30am: Japanese GP Qualifying replay

Sunday April 7
5am: Grand Prix Sunday Japanese GP build-up*
6am: The JAPANESE GRAND PRIX*
8am: Chequered Flag: Japanese GP reaction*
9am: Ted’s Notebook*
9.30am: Japanese Grand Prix highlights*
10.30am: Japanese Grand Prix replay

*also live on Sky Sports Main Event

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