Sunny weekend forecast for Monaco Grand Prix

2013 Monaco Grand Prix weather

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F1 is set for a sunny race weekend on the French Riviera over the next four days.

Clear skies and warm conditions are expected from the beginning of the track action on Thursday – Monaco as always holds practice a day earlier than every other race.

Those favourable conditions should continue up to the race with temperatures hitting 20C on most days. There is a low chance of a thunderstorm on Saturday, but if it does come it is expected to be in the evening, as can be seen on the weather radar.

The Monaco Grand Prix is held on the same day as the Indianapolis 500. The weather conditions in Indiana are especially important as IndyCars do not run on ovals in the rain. There is a slight chance of rain on race day, which is expected to see similar temperatures to Monaco but with cloudier conditions.

There will be updates on the track conditions during each Monaco Grand Prix session as well as the Indianapolis 500 on F1 Fanatic Live and the F1 Fanatic Twitter account.

Location of Monte-Carlo

With a population of just over 35,000 (according to the 2008 census), Monaco is by far the smallest country to host a round of the world championship. It lies to the south of France and is around 16km away from its border with Italy.

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8 comments on “Sunny weekend forecast for Monaco Grand Prix”

  1. A population of just over 35000? The population effectively more than doubles then I presume when F1 is in town?

    1. Chris (@tophercheese21)
      22nd May 2013, 11:25

      What i dont get is; Where does everyone stay? Do they even have enough hotel rooms? ahah

      1. Well, I suppose many fans stay in France.

      2. They have a lot of hotel rooms @tophercheese21, and in addition people stay on their boats as well. Naturally all Monaco inhabitants who do not want to be at the race rent out their apartment for paying guests, and there’s a lot of people who live there but are not considered residents as well.
        And then there’s the whole range of people who stay somewhere along the road from Nice to Monaco, because France is much cheaper!

      3. That’s what I like about the monaco GP. The largest motorsport circus of the world shuffed in 2.02 km2. this is madness! No this is Monaco baby! (I absolutely positively had to stuff a JB quote in there)

  2. According to this it will rain at 1pm local time for Qualifying;page=4;country=Monaco;sess=#forecast

    1. £10 put on Sutil either way…

  3. The only race not to pay a fee to host.

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