The island on which the Yas Marina circuit sits may be man-made but it’s still at the mercy of the natural elements. However they tend to be rather more predictable than those at recent stops on the F1 calendar.
Temperatures in the region at this time of the year are typically around 30C and that’s what’s forecast for all three days of this weekend.
The run of consecutive race weekends affected by rain – Singapore, Japan, Korea and Brazil – is likely to come to an end here. As you’d expect there’s little to no sign of rain – some forecasts are calling for a small chance of light rain on Saturday, but that’s it.
Of course the defining feature of racing at Abu Dhabi is the transition between evening and night which means track temperatures will fall during the race. But that didn’t present much of a problem for the drivers last year.
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2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
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