Formula 1 monitoring Typhoon Hagibis ahead of Japanese GP

Formula 1 officials state that they areclosely monitoring Typhoon Hagibis and its possible impact on the Japanese GP, with modifications to the weekends timetable a possibility.
The superb typhoon is set to hit Japans east coast on Saturday and 2 Rugby World Cup matches that afternoon — New Zealand vs Italy and England vs France — have been cancelled as the country braces itself for intense winds and heavy rain.
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Final qualifying and practice for the Japanese GP are expected to occur on Saturday at Suzuka, and F1 states its attempting tominimise disruption into the schedule amid concerns about the storm.
The FIA, Formula 1, Suzuka Circuit and the Japanese Automobile Federation are closely tracking Typhoon Hagibis and its potential impact on the 2019 FIA Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, an F1 statement read.
Every effort is being made to minimise disturbance to the Formula 1 timetable, however the safety of the fans, competitors and everyone in the Suzuka Circuit remains the top priority.
All parties will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates in due course.
One potential alteration to this F1 timetable will be moving straight to Sunday morning before the race, although no provision has been put in case of this typhoon disruption.
Qualifying has been postponed until the Sunday twice earlier in Japan in 2004 and 2010, due to typhoons.
Tokyo and Toyota is not farther inland than Suzuka — were expected to occur, where the Rugby World Cup matches — but forecasts predict poor weather on Saturday.
6am: passengers Press Conference
9am: Welcome to the Weekend
1.45m: Japanese GP Practice One build-up
2am: Western GP Practice One
5.45m: Japanese GP Exercise Two buildup (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
6am: Western GP Exercise Two (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
8.30am: Western GP Story So Far (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
Saturday, October 12
3.45m: Japanese GP Practice Three build-up (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
4am: Japanese GP Practice Three (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
5.10m: Western 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 Display (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
10am, 1.30pm & 5pm: Japanese GP Qualifying highlights
October 13, sunday
4.30am: Japanese GP Pit Lane Live
5.30am: Western GP On The Grid (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
6.10m: THE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX LIVE! (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
8am: Western GP Paddock Live (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
9am: Japanese GP Laptop (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
9.30am: Western GP replay (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
12pm: Western GP highlights
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