F1 gears up for another wet weekend – PlanetF1

Interlagos has had its fair share of inclement weather in the past, and the forecast for the weekend’s Sao Paulo Grand Prix hints that wet weather could be on the way.

Another famous title decider in the same vein as 2008, 2009 and 2012 is not on the cards this time as both titles are already locked for Max Verstappen and Red Bull, but early forecasts indicate that difficult conditions at Interlagos could await the drivers once again.

Being a speed weekend, FP1 and qualifying will take place on Fridaywith cloudy conditions expected and predictions of up to a 70% chance of rain during the day.

Temperatures are expected to reach 25°C, but there could be a 40% chance of thunderstorms over Sao Paulo on Friday, with the grid for sprint qualifying to be defined.

For Saturdaycloudy conditions will continue, but the chance of rain during the day is up to 90% in the morning, although it reduces to 65% in the afternoon, and sprint qualifying will take place at 4:30 pm, Brazil local time, with temperatures set to be a slightly cooler 22°C.

And for the main event in Sundayanother cloudy and wet day awaits the teams and drivers, with up to an 80% chance of rain in the afternoon when the race starts at 3pm local time.

All weather forecasts above are provided by AccuWeather.

Last year’s Sao Paulo Grand Prix is ​​set to be a classic at Interlagos, but while the stakes are lower this time around, Formula 1 returns to one of its most popular and historic venues for the penultimate race of the 2022 season. . .

Lewis Hamilton, who was officially made an honorary citizen of Brazil earlier in the week, scored his third career win at Interlagos after tearing through the field and passing Max Verstappen at the end, making his way through speed qualifying and the race after. of being disqualified from Qualification.

Read more: Sao Paulo Grand Prix: Can Lewis Hamilton end Brazil’s long wait for a ‘home’ Grand Prix winner?

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