The Japanese Grand Prix could be subject to a schedule change due to the threat of typhoon Phanfone, which is currently working its way through the Pacific.
The category four typhoon is set to hit Japan on race day, posing a challenge to the Formula 1 paddock to ensure that the full complement of weekend running can take place in spite of the weather.
In a statement issued by the FIA’s weather supplier, UBIMET, the severity of the storm was made clear, and it is understood that team managers and F1 leaders will hold discussions about amending the schedule to avoid the worst of the weather.
“On Thursday morning satellite images showed the eye of category-4-Typhoon PHANFONE, approximately 340 nautical miles (630 km) south of Iwo To in the Bonin Islands on Friday,” the statement reads. “It is expected to move northwestward, reaching a maximum mean wind intensity of 130 knots…
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