The teams head to the Suzuka Circuit for the Japanese Grand Prix, the 15th meeting of the 2014 Formula 1 season. Sky Sports F1 will show live coverage of all three practice sessions, qualifying and, of course, the race itself.

The venue for a number of title-deciding races, Japan has seen its fair share of controversy over the years. It's perhaps most renowned for staging some of the most remarkable moments in the legendary rivalry between former teammates Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. The pair were involved in two infamous collisions in 1989 and 1990, the first of which led to the Frenchman clinching the championship and the second the Brazilian.

F1 fans won't want to miss a second of the action at Suzuka so here's everything you need to know...

From the streets of Singapore, F1 heads to a very different challenge through the high-speed turns of Suzuka at the only figure-of-eight circuit on the calendar.

So read on below as Sky Sports Online provides your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the grand prix weekend.

The 2014 Japanese GP in a nutshell

Track: Suzuka International Racing Course. Permanent Circuit.

Race start time: 7am UK time Sunday (3pm local).

Laps: 53.

Track length: 5.807 km.

Tyre allocation: Hard (orange) and medium (white).

DRS Zones: One - pit straight (TBC).

Driver steward: TBA.

Lap record: Kimi Raikkonen - 1:31.540 (McLaren; 2005).

2013 pole: Mark Webber - 1:30.915 (Red Bull).

Sky Sports F1's schedule

Thursday 2nd October
7am - Drivers' Press Conference - Live!
4pm - Gear Up for Japan.
9pm - Classic F1 - 1988 Japanese GP.

Friday 3rd October
1:45am - Japanese GP Practice One - Live!
5:45am - Japanese GP Practice Two - Live!
8am - Team Principals' Press Conference - Live!
10am - The F1 Show - Live!
11am - Japanese GP Practice One replay.
1:05pm - Japanese GP Practice Two replay.
9:40pm - Classic F1 - 1989 Japanese GP.

Saturday 4th October
2:45am - Japanese GP Practice Three - Live!
5am - Japanese GP Qualifying - Live!
9am - Japanese GP Qualifying replay.
11:45am - Ted's Qualifying Notebook.
2:45pm - Japanese GP Qualifying replay.
9:15pm - Classic F1 - 1996 Japanese GP.

Sunday 5th October
5:30am - The 2014 Japanese GP - Track Parade - Live!
6am - The 2014 Japanese GP - Race - Live!
9:30am - The 2014 Japanese GP - Paddock Live!
1:15pm - Ted's Race Notebook.
1:30pm - The 2014 Japanese GP replay.
6:30pm - 2014 Japanese GP Highlights.
9pm - Classic F1 - 1994 Japanese GP.

Form guide

Sebastian Vettel is the most successful of the current drivers at the Japanese GP with four victories to his name, but he still trails Michael Schumacher who was won the race six times. Fernando Alonso is the only other multiple winner still competing, whilst Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen have all also stood atop the podium.

2013 result: 1. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 2. Mark Webber (Red Bull); 3. Romain Grosjean (Lotus); 4. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari); 5. Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus); 6. Nico Hulkenberg (Sauber); 7. Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber); 8. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes); 9. Jenson Button (McLaren); 10. Felipe Massa (Ferrari).

Last five winners in Japan: 2013: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 2012: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 2011: Jenson Button (McLaren); 2010: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 2009: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull).