There is a good chance rain could fall during the German Grand Prix weekend, most likely in the two days leading up to the race.
This could cause problems for teams hoping to test new components during the practice session, such as McLaren who are planning to test a revised version of their exhaust-blown diffuser.
Weather radars show a large band of rain is expected to pass through the area on Friday and Saturday, giving rise to the possibility of a wet qualifying session.
Race day is likely to be dry, but with air temperatures expected to hit a high of just 22C – lower than we have seen at this race in the past – teams may face problems managing their tyres.
They will have to use the super-soft and hard tyres this weekend, and the latter could prove difficult to get up to temperature whole the former may be prone to graining.
It all points towards a challenging weekend for the teams and a race that may prove difficult to predict.
German Grand Prix weather radars
- Weather Online – Detailed graphic of the last 24 hours’ rainfall showing how the rain is moving
- Metrociel – shows the expected rainfall for the next few days
2010 German Grand Prix