Typhoon heading for Korea ahead of grand prix weekend

A typhoon struck South Korea last year

A typhoon struck South Korea last year

Just as Formula 1 sets up camp at the Yeongam circuit, a typhoon is headed for Korea.

The state news agency Yonhap said that Typhoon Fitow is on course to hit the very south of South Korea on race-day Sunday.

The Chosun Ilbo daily said that the typhoon is expected to bring “a lot of rain” and gusty winds.

If the typhoon does strike, it will not be the first time bad weather has affected the Korean Grand Prix.

In 2010, heavy rain delayed the start of Formula 1’s first race in Korea. (GMM)

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