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09:05  10 october  2019
09:05  10 october  2019 Source:   skysports.com

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Formula 1 officials say they are "closely monitoring " Typhoon Hagibis and its potential impact on the Japanese GP No provision has yet been set in the event of the typhoon causing disruption, but one potential alteration to the F 1 timetable would be moving qualifying to Sunday morning before the race.

With Typhoon Hagibis tracking towards Japan ahead of this weekend’s Grand Prix at Suzuka, Formula 1 bosses in conjunction with governing body the FIA, circuit officials and the Japanese Automobile Federation say they are “closely monitoring ” the situation.

  F1 monitoring typhoon ahead of Japanese GP © Getty

Formula 1 officials say they are "closely monitoring" Typhoon Hagibis and its potential impact on the Japanese GP, with changes to the weekend's timetable a possibility.

The super typhoon is set to hit Japan's east coast on Saturday and two Rugby World Cup matches on that day - England vs France and New Zealand vs Italy - have been cancelled as the country braces itself for extreme winds and heavy rain.

Final practice and qualifying for the Japanese GP are due to take place on Saturday in Suzuka, and F1 says it is trying to "minimise disruption" to the schedule amid concerns about the storm.

Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing and Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari look on in the Drivers Press Conference during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on October 10, 2019 in Suzuka, Japan. © Getty Images Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing and Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari look on in the Drivers Press Conference during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on October 10, 2019 in Suzuka, Japan.

"The FIA, Formula 1, Suzuka Circuit and the Japanese Automobile Federation are closely monitoring Typhoon Hagibis and its potential impact on the 2019 FIA Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix," an F1 statement read.

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  The Rugby World Cup typhoon, World Rugby's new statement and what it would mean if Wales v Uruguay was declared a 0-0 draw A typhoon is heading for the Rugby World CupTyphoon Hagibis has formed in the Western Pacific Ocean to the south of Japan, with forecasts suggesting it could hit the southern island of Kyushu this weekend.

FORMULA ONE bosses are monitoring typhoon Hagibis, which threatens to cancel Saturday's qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix. The same happened in the 2010 Japanese GP while Sunday qualifying has also been held at the Australian GP in 2013 and the 2015 US GP , both due to

Vettel had qualified as comfortably the faster Ferrari driver in Melbourne but into the first turn Leclerc had slipstreamed him and was looking to go around his outside for third position. F 1 monitoring typhoon ahead of Japanese GP .

"Every effort is being made to minimise disruption to the Formula 1 timetable, however the safety of the fans, competitors and everyone at the Suzuka Circuit remains the top priority.

"All parties will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates in due course."

Young Ferrari fans get excited in the Pitlane during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on October 10, 2019 in Suzuka, Japan. © Getty Images Young Ferrari fans get excited in the Pitlane during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on October 10, 2019 in Suzuka, Japan.

No provision has yet been set in the event of the typhoon causing disruption, but one potential alteration to the F1 timetable would be moving qualifying to Sunday morning before the race.

Qualifying has been postponed until the Sunday twice before in Japan due to typhoons, in 2004 and 2010.

Japan F1 qualifying postponed until Sunday

  Japan F1 qualifying postponed until Sunday Japanese GP qualifying has been postponed until Sunday because of the expected impact of Typhoon Hagibis, Formula 1 has confirmed. The session will now take place at 2am UK time (10am local) on Sunday - while the race is unchanged with its start time of 6.10am.There will be no track activity at all on Saturday, which also means Practice Three has been cancelled.

Abbreviations: TY: Typhoon STS: Severe Tropical Storm TS: Tropical Storm TD: Tropical Depression LOW: Extra-tropical Low. Japan Meteorological Agency, 1 -3-4 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8122, Japan .

The Japanese Meteorology Agency says its latest forecasts are for the typhoon to hit Japan on Saturday and Sunday, bringing with The FIA has said it is carefully monitoring the weather situation, and working closely with the circuit organisers, the Japanese Automobile Federation and F 1 to see if

Suzuka is further south than Tokyo and Toyota - where the cancelled Rugby World Cup matches were due to take place - but current forecasts predict poor weather on Saturday before an improvement on Sunday.

Young Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP fans show their support during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on October 10, 2019 in Suzuka, Japan. © Getty Images Young Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP fans show their support during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on October 10, 2019 in Suzuka, Japan.

Sky F1's current Japanese GP schedule

Thursday, October 106am: Drivers' Press Conference9am: Welcome to the Weekend

Friday, October 111.45am: Japanese GP Practice One build-up2am: Japanese GP Practice One5.45am: Japanese GP Practice Two build-up (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)6am: Japanese GP Practice Two (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)8.30am: Japanese GP Story So Far (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)

Saturday, October 123.45am: Japanese GP Practice Three build-up (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)4am: Japanese GP Practice Three (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)5.10am: Japanese GP Paddock Walkabout (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)6am: Japanese GP Qualifying build-up (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)7am: Japanese GP Qualifying (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)8.30am: The F1 Show (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)10am, 1.30pm & 5pm: Japanese GP Qualifying highlights

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  Typhoon Hagibis track: how the Japan super typhoon could affect England and Ireland's Rugby World Cup fixtures World Rugby are monitoring the situation and i understands key matches could be moved to other stadiums in case of inclement weatheri understands the World Cup's tournament rules which state clearly that a pool match cannot be rescheduled to a later date still stand, and it would currently not be possible for a match such as Ireland vs Samoa to be moved from Saturday to Sunday to take over a time slot and venue occupied by Canada vs Namibia in Kamaishi or USA vs Tonga in Osaka.

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Sunday, October 134.30am: Japanese GP Pit Lane Live5.30am: Japanese GP On The Grid (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)6.10am: THE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX LIVE! (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)8am: Japanese GP Paddock Live (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)9am: Japanese GP Notebook (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)9.30am: Japanese GP replay (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)12pm: Japanese GP highlights

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Typhoon Hagibis: latest Japan weather forecast, and how Rugby World Cup fixtures could be disrupted .
Japan's Meteorological Agency has predicted Typhoon Hagibis will reach 'violent' category as it nears the Rugby World Cup location KyushuThe cyclone, whose name means "velocity" in Filipino (it shares its name with a 1980s disco group from Manila), is currently off the south coast of Japan.

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