Japanese GP typhoon: Qualifying postponed as Typhoon Hagibis nears


Sunday’s race is live on 5 Live and the BBC Sport website at 06:10 BST

Formula 1 has cancelled all activities at the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday as Typhoon Hagibis approaches.

The tropical storm, the year’s biggest, is due to hit Japan on Saturday and strong winds are set to continue into Sunday, when qualifying and race will be held.

Valtteri Bottas led Lewis Hamilton to a Mercedes one-two in second practice.

The results of which could decide the grid if conditions are too difficult to hold qualifying on Sunday morning.

Bottas was 0.1 seconds quicker than Hamilton, with Max Verstappen third and the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel fourth and fifth ahead of Red Bull’s Alexander Albon.

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