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FIA and Formula One take precaution for super typhoon

La International Federation of Motorsports (FIA) and the organization of Formula One World have announced that they "closely monitor" the evolution of the super typhoon Hagibis, which threatens the Japan Grand Prix with torrential rains and strong gusts of wind from Saturday.

"The FIA, Formula One, the Suzuka Circuit and the Japanese Motorsports Federation are closely monitoring Typhoon Hagibis and its potential impact on the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix," said the organization of Formula One through a statement. on its official website.

This typhoon, number 19 of the season in the Pacific, can generate winds of up to 210 kilometers per hour and will reach the south of the Japanese archipelago on Saturday, bringing torrential rains in the south, west and center of the country, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

In fact, the organizing committee of the Rugby World Cup that is being played in the Japanese country has decided to suspend the two games on Saturday; New Zealand-Italy and England-France.

The organizers of the Japanese Grand Prix, for their part, have assured that their objective is to "minimize their impact" on the Grand Prix program, although "the safety of the fans, the competitors and all those present at the Suzuka Circuit will be the main priority ».

The Japanese Grand Prix has already been affected in other editions by inclement weather: in 2014 it was held under heavy rain -in the race in which a French accident was suffered by the French Jules Bianchi, who died nine months later-, while in 2010 and 2004 the classification of Saturday had to be changed to Sunday due to bad weather conditions.


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