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SportPesa Racing Point Formula 1 team emerged from the Japanese Grand Prix with two points after Sergio Perez was deemed to have finished the race and did not post a DNF (did not finish).
Motorsport's governing body, the FIA, are to launch an investigation after the chequered flag was shown a lap early at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel produced an epic lap at Suzuka on Sunday as his Ferrari took pole position for the typhoon-affected Japanese Grand Prix ahead of teammate Charles Leclerc.
As Typhoon Hagibis bears down on the Suzuka circuit, SportPesa Racing Point F1 team put in a commendable display in the two opening practice sessions.
Saturday's third practice session and qualifying could be called off for the Japanese Grand Prix as this is when the local area is expected to bear the full brunt of a typhoon.
SportPesa Racing Point head to Suzuka for this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix in seventh position in the constructors' championship, a mere three points behind the next team.
Lewis Hamilton may not be able to clinch a sixth world championship at the typhoon-threatened Japanese Grand Prix , but knows he can knock all but teammate Valtteri Bottas out of the title race.
Japanese racing driver Naoki Yamamoto has been handed the chance to impress Formula 1 bosses after Toro Rosso announced that he would drive in the first practice this weekend at his home Grand Prix in Suzuka.
An emotional Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff dedicated his team's historic sixth consecutive world championship double to Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda, who died earlier this year.
Valtteri Bottas won the Japanese Grand Prix with Sebastian Vettel second in a Ferrari and the Finn's Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in third.
Japanese Grand Prix organisers were hoping that Sunday's race would be able to go ahead as Typhoon Hagibis began to lash a deserted Suzuka Circuit with wind and heavy rain on Saturday.
The Japanese Grand Prix's entire Saturday track programme, including qualifying, has been cancelled as Typhoon Hagibis bears down on the Suzuka circuit, race organisers announced Friday.
Japanese Grand Prix organisers are closely monitoring Typhoon Hagibis which could upset this weekend's race timetable as the teams battle at the iconic Suzuka circuit.
Japanese Grand Prix organisers on Thursday pledged that the safety of fans and drivers would be their top priority as they monitor a massive typhoon threatening to cause havoc at the weekend.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton can't wrap up his sixth Formula 1 world title in Suzuka this weekend, however he can help Mercedes win their sixth consecutive constructors' title.
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