SUZUKA (Reuters) \u2013 Organisers of the Japanese Formula One ( F1 ) Grand Prix said on Thursday they are keeping a close eye on the advance of Typhoon Hagibis and are working to minimise any disruption to this weekend\u2019s schedule. The typhoon is predicted to be one of the most violent tropical storms to hit the region in recent years and is expected to strike the Tokyo area this weekend. Rugby World Cup organisers are expected to announce that England\u2019s game against France on Saturday has been cancelled and that Sunday\u2019s game between Japan and Scotland is in doubt due to the potential impact of the typhoon. \u201cThe FIA (Formula One\u2019s governing body), Formula One, Suzuka Circuit and the Japanese Automobile Federation are closely monitoring Typhoon Hagibis and its potential impact on the 2019 FIA Formula One Japanese Grand Prix,\u201d organisers said in a statement on Thursday. \u201cEvery effort is being made to minimise disruption to the Formula One timetable, however the safety of the fans, competitors and everyone at the Suzuka Circuit remains the top priority,\u201d it said, adding that updates would be provided in due course. The Suzuka circuit, which is set to host Sunday\u2019s race, is about 300 kilometres south west of Tokyo.