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OCTOBER 8, 2004

Typhoon shuts down Suzuka on Saturday

The FIA and the Suzuka circuit have decided to call off activities on Saturday because of the arrival of the Typhoon Number 22. The racing authorities have decided that it is too dangerous for the event to go ahead because of the large amount of temporary equipment on site which could injure spectators. It is expected that it will soon be confirmed that the circuit will be closed on Saturday. The team principals will now have to agree what to do about qualifying and that is likely to keep everyone busy as there is no sign that they will agree on how it should be done. Confirmation is due shortly