Formula 1 monitoring Typhoon Hagibis ahead of Japanese GP

Formula 1 officials say they areclosely monitoring Typhoon Hagibis and its potential impact on the Japanese GP, together with modifications to the weekend schedule a possibility.
The typhoon is set to reach Japans east coast on Saturday and 2 Rugby World Cup matches that afternoon — England vs France and New Zealand vs Italy — have been cancelled since the country braces itself for extreme winds and rain.
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Last practice and qualifying for the Japanese GP are due to happen on Saturday at Suzuka, and F1 says it is attempting tominimise disruption into the program amid concerns regarding the storm.
The FIA, Formula 1, Suzuka Circuit and the Japanese Automobile Federation are tightly monitoring Typhoon Hagibis and its possible impact on the 2019 FIA Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, an F1 statement read.
Every effort has been made to minimise disturbance to the Formula 1 timetable, no matter how the protection of the fans, competitors and everyone at the Suzuka Circuit remains the top priority.
All parties would continue to monitor the situation and supply additional updates in due course
No provision has been set in case of this typhoon causing disturbance, but one alteration to this F1 schedule will be moving straight to Sunday morning before the race.
Qualifying has been postponed prior to the Sunday earlier in Japan due to typhoons.
Suzuka is further south than Tokyo and Toyota — where the Rugby World Cup matches had been due to take place — but present forecasts predict weather on Saturday before an advancement on Sunday.
Thursday
6am: Drivers Press Conference
9am: Welcome to the Weekend
Friday
1.45am: Japanese GP Practice One build-up
2am: Western GP Practice One
5.45m: Japanese GP Practice Two buildup (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
6am: Japanese GP Exercise Two (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
8.30am: Western GP Story So Far (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
October 12, saturday
3.45m: Japanese GP Practice Three buildup (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
4am: Western GP Exercise Three (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
5.10m: Japanese GP Paddock Walkabout (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
6am: Japanese GP Qualifying build-up (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
7am: Western GP Qualifying (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
8.30am: The F1 Show (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
10am, 1.30pm & 5pm: Western GP Qualifying highlights
Sunday
4.30am: Western GP Pit Lane Live
5.30am: Western GP On The Grid (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
6.10am: THE GRAND PRIX LIVE! (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
8am: Western GP Paddock Live (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
9am: Western GP Laptop (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
9.30am: Japanese GP replay (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
12pm: Western GP highlights
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