During the BBC’s coverage of the European Grand Prix there were some comments made that this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix will be hit by rain.
The track certainly has a reputation for it, but the forecast for the Ardennes region this weekend is typically uncertain.
Some sites insist rain will fall on Friday, and Saturday and Sunday have a decent chance of seeing rainfall.
The Metrociel precipitation map indicates a greater chance of rain on Saturday than Sunday around the times the F1 cars will be on track for their competitive sessions. (Use the hour indicators to the left of the map to follow the forecast. You can see the location of the circuit on the map below).
However it’s early days and the weather in this region is notoriously unpredictable. And the sheer size of Spa makes it especially vulnerable to the phenomenon where one part of the circuit is wet and the rest dry.
Wet conditions would likely suit the Red Bulls very well, as they were very strong in the rain at Sepang and Shanghai.
Rain has fallen on five of the last ten F1 races at Spa. Are you hoping for more rain at this year’s Belgian Grand Prix?