Drivers back F1 to make right decision if Typhoon Hagibis hits Suzuka

• Qualifying for Japanese Grand Prix could be moved to Sunday
• ‘If the typhoon is going to come here there’s no way we can drive’

Formula One drivers believe qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix cannot take place on Saturday if the Suzuka circuit is hit by Typhoon Hagibis.

The FIA and F1, however, will not make a decision on any postponement until Friday. Lewis Hamilton and others have backed their position after Saturday’s Rugby World Cup matches, England v France and New Zealand v Italy, were cancelled well in advance of the expected deluge.

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