Chinese GP threatened by Typhoon Krosa 

Written by David on October 05th, 2007 at 12:22 pmLast Update: October 05th, 2007 at 12:23 pm

Typhoon Krosa threatening Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai 2007Just days after the washout at Fuji Speedway, F1 is bracing for yet another dreadful bout of Asian weather ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix. Shanghai stayed dry albeit humid for the opening day of action on Friday, but most weather predictions agree that the skies are likely to turn black just in time for qualifying on Saturday afternoon.

That, however, may not be the worst of it. Drivers up and down pitlane called last Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix the most treacherous in their entire careers, but a potentially enormous storm is brewing on the Shanghai horizon. One top team’s forecast, we have learned, is that a strong category-four typhoon currently ravaging Taiwan could have moved on to Shanghai by race-day. Indeed, local reports verified that typhoon Krosa is expected to hit the Chinese coastal city of Wenzhou, south of Shanghai, on Sunday morning. In 2004, qualifying at Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix was called off when a powerful typhoon struck nearby.

source: GMM

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