Weather has been the number one talking point heading into this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, and on Friday morning it was confirmed that Saturday’s track action at Suzuka will be cancelled due to Typhoon Hagabis, which is set to pass by the circuit.

    As a result, qualifying will move to 1000 Sunday morning, when the weather is set to have cleared, with the race taking place at 1410 local time, as planned. Saturday’s third practice session will not be rescheduled.

    “As a result of the predicted impact of Typhoon Hagibis on the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix 2019, Mobilityland and the Japanese Automobile Federation (JAF) have decided to cancel all activities scheduled to take place on Saturday, 12 October,” read a statement.

    “The FIA and Formula 1 support this decision in the interest of safety for the spectators, competitors and everyone at the Suzuka Circuit.”

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    The decision means the teams and drivers will have just two practice sessions in which to prepare for Sunday morning’s all-important qualifying session. On two previous occasions F1 qualifying in Japan has been moved to Sunday - in 2004 and in 2010.

    Revised Japanese Grand Prix timetable


    No activity - The circuit will be closed to the public and the media


    09.00 F1 Car Cover Seals Removed
    10.00 F1 Qualifying Session
    12.30 F1 Drivers' Parade
    13.00 F1 Starting Grid Presentation
    13.30 F1 Pit Lane Open
    13.54 National Anthem
    14.10 Grand Prix (53 laps or 120 minutes)

    For full Suzuka timetable, click here