Friday is usually an open day at Suzuka so you can walk around and try different stands. I have sat in D4-5 and C4-6 for about 20 min each, I didnt get to S.
I preferred C4-6 as you get to see them into T1 flat out to brake mid corner, harder into T2 then into the S-bends. D4-5 was great as well but in C you get the great view under hard braking. At both you have a great view through all the S-bend. D4-5 is right behind the Paddock, but from there you wont see anything to change your choice.
We won’t go on Friday, only Saturday and Sunday and we are coming from the alps.
Q2 is quite more than what I want to spend and I thought that S would give us more to see before and after the race. It is my wife’s first race and I’d hate her to get bored. Am I right in saying that with binos you can see the podium from S? Do they allow you to get to the track?
I was thinking that I might seat Q or D for qualifying then S for the race.
You can use their official site http://www.suzukacircuit.jp/ticket_s/2014/f1/ scroll to the bottom and select the letter of the stand you want to look at. I end up booking Q1 Lower Tier as the cost for other seats were too high.