- Title: Japan Grand Prix prepares for powerful Typhoon Hagibis
- Date: 12th October 2019
- Summary: SUZUKA, JAPAN (OCTOBER 12, 2019) (REUTERS) WIND BLOWING AT ENTRANCE OF SUZUKA RACE CIRCUIT FORMULA ONE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX FLAG FLYING IN WIND FORMULA ONE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX SIGN BEING BLOWN IN WIND PEOPLE IN PONCHOS GETTING INTO CAR OUTSIDE CIRCUIT PERSON IN PONCHO STANDING NEXT TO SIGN ASKING FOR CIRCUIT CREDENTIALS PEOPLE PUTTING UP MARQUEE IN WIND PEOPLE IN PONCHOS STANDING NEXT TO CAR TRUCK PULLING DAMAGED CAR PAST ENTRANCE OF SUZUKA RACE CIRCUIT
- Embargoed: 26th October 2019 04:24
- Keywords: grand prix F1 Suzuka Typhoon Hagibis preparations
- Location: SUZUKA, JAPAN
- City: SUZUKA, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Sport,Wind/Hurricane/Typhoons/Tornadoes
- Reuters ID: LVA001B0SHXL3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: All of Saturday's (October 12) racing activities were cancelled at the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka due to the impact of Typhoon Hagibis.
Originally scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday (0600 GMT), the hour-long qualifying session that decides the grid order for the race will now be held at 10 a.m. (0100 GMT) on Sunday (October 13), a revised schedule issued by organisers showed.
Final practice, which would normally take place before qualifying, has been scrapped
The race is still expected to go ahead on Sunday, starting at 2.10 p.m. (0510 GMT).
Hagibis, which means 'speed' in the Philippine language Tagalog, is due to make landfall on the main island of Honshu later on Saturday.
It has already forced the cancellation of two rugby World Cup matches.
Predicted to be one of the most violent storms to hit the region recently, Hagibis is threatening to batter Tokyo with the heaviest rain and wind seen in 60 years.
(Production: Kato Issei, Jack Tarrant)
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