Formula One racing in Japan’s Suzuka is in increasing threat as Hurricane Hagibis approaches the land of the rising sun, bringing with it heavy rainfall and winds over 200 miles per hour.

The tropical storm Hagibis has formed over the Pacific, evolving into a Category 4 typhoon on Monday. Weathermen have already issued a red alert as some models suggest that Hagibis could reach Japan with super typhoon status over the weekend, potentially jeopardizing the launch of the Formula One race scheduled for next Sunday.

According to current forecasts, Hagibis could hit Suzuka on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning, just in time for the Formula One race weekend.

# Hagibis has explosively intensified and is now already a trim storm! (= typhoon class 4)

Note forecast in the direction of Japan and # F1 is barely fixed. Likelihood for any affect is high, nonetheless, crucial parts stay unsure at this stage. (1/2)

Sources: JMA, JTWC, Weathernerds pic.twitter.com/ZzJfSqRywi

– Steffen Dietz (@ sdietzf1) October 7,


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