Typhoon approaching: This is how Formula 1 prepares for the storm

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Nico Hülkenbergs Garage wird ebenso wetterfest gemacht wie die restliche Boxengasse. Überall wird Freitagabend geschraubt, verstaut und verbarrikadiert ...

Nico Hulkenberg's storage is made as weatherproof as the rest of the pit lane. Every Friday night is screwed, stowed and barricaded …

(Motorsport-Total.com) – Formula 1 is preparing for typhoon “Hagibis”, the on Saturday will hit the Japanese mainland. After the second free practice session on Friday, the refurbishment work on the Suzuka Circuit has already begun. In the paddock and in the pit lane the teams tried to weather everything. The Formula 1 administration also had to bring the TV cameras to safety.

On Saturday, only a very limited number of people are allowed on the racetrack to maintain important systems. The majority of the paddock will serve the cyclone in hotel rooms . Precautions were already taken on Friday so that the hurricane could have as little influence as possible on Sunday's race.

After Saturday was completely canceled and qualifying was postponed to Sunday morning ( Here's the new schedule & TV info! ), the racetrack has announced that neither fans nor media representatives to the racetrack

On Friday evening in an assembly between the team managers and FIA race director Michael Masi was discussed in more detail. The World Federation has recommended that only extremely important work be carried out on Saturday at the track. But the responsibility lies with the teams.

So that the racetrack, the tools of the teams and drivers, as well as the motorhomes and boxes survive the hurricane unscathed, those responsible were encouraged to do everything possible barricade. Sandbags were scattered and possible attack surfaces protected from wind and rain or dismantled.

For example, the signs at the garages were removed and the pit lane sheds of the teams were dismantled. Storage of important equipment is not recommended near the ground as flooding can not be ruled out

The Mercedes crew has therefore just announced a list of measures. On the one hand everything was folded down in the pit lane and secured with a net. In addition, most of the tools in the storage were lifted off the floor and the hospitality facility was safely stowed away in an office building.

Provision was also made for power outages and surges. This also applies to the TV transmission of Formula 1. The Administration has decided to completely dismantle the transmission center for the TV signal and to transport it to the garages. The TV cameras on the track have also been protected.

Compared to 'Sky', Formula One sporting director Steve Nielsen, who directly reports to Ross Brawn for organizational matters at Liberty Media, has declared : “You can assume that it is windy and raining or you can say that it will cause great damage and the buildings will fall apart.”

“We stand in the middle With these two views, we have closely monitored the weather with US Navy charts and expect strong gusts of wind. ” Therefore, other temporary buildings have been dismantled for safety as well as TV screens for the grandstands.

On Sunday morning the big reconstruction will begin. There is not much time left for the teams. Around 00: On Sunday at To qualify (**************************************************************************************************************.

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