Super Typhoon Hagibis appears likely to affect this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix.
Formula 1’s governing body is monitoring a severe weather forecast in the days leading up to the Japanese Grand Prix.
The Japanese Meteorological Agency, or JMA, is predicting that Super Typhoon Hagibis will be categorized as “violent” when it makes landfall — the highest possible descriptor.
“It could be the strongest to hit Japan this year,” the JMA said.
The forecasts also say winds could reach 150 mph, bringing torrential rain.
On Twitter, former F1 meteorologist Steffen Dietz published an alarming weather map that depicted Suzuka right at the center of the typhoon.
“Picture shows the worst case, currently predicted by one model,” he said.
Not long after Anthoine Hubert’s death, the FIA is likely to react to the situation with caution, also given that Jules Bianchi crashed at Suzuka in 2014, and later died, just days after a similar typhoon.
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