Chances of storm affecting race decreasing

2013 Korean Grand Prix weather

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The Korean Grand Prix weekend is likely to be spared the worst of Tropical Storm Fitow as the latest weather models indicate it will head towards China, away for South Korea.

The storm is expected to bring winds of up to 150kph and heavy rain and was originally thought likely to reach the Mokpo region by race day. However it seems increasingly likely it will move further to the west.

Nonetheless the side-effects of the storm may have an effect on Sunday’s running. Current forecasts predict a chance of rain on race day.

Prior to that teams should get two dry days of running in warm, sunny conditions. Temperatures will peak around 24C with little cloud during the first two days, though it will being to build up on Saturday.

Temperatures will remain much the same on Sunday but conditions will be cloudy with an increased risk of rain.

There will be regular updates on the track conditions during each session on F1 Fanatic Live and the F1 Fanatic Twitter account.

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The Korea International Circuit is in Yeongam County in the south-west of South Korea.

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    23 comments on “Chances of storm affecting race decreasing”

    1. Heyyy sexy weather…

    2. I heard that there will be heavy rain on race day as Accuweather is reporting that there will be nonstop constant of rain in the lead up and race start

      1. We could do with some rain, it’ll hopefully spice the race up a bit!

        1. Yep, would make that race interesting to watch, I think this is the only chance for the top teams to beat Red Bull

    3. If the typhoon had rolled past a day or two earlier than what is forecast it would suck all the moisture out of the air and leave brilliant blue skies.

    4. Todd (@braketurnaccelerate)
      3rd October 2013, 12:56

      We are supposed to get hit by a Hurricane/Tropical Storm this weekend too. It’s pointing right at us. :(

    5. oooh typhoon to create chaos on sunday? YES! someone else has the chance to win!

      oh the typhoon is moving away from the circuit now. great. everything plays into vettels hands nicely

      1. @sato113 On the contrary, no one would’ve had the chance to beat Vettel in a typhoon as it’s impossible to stage a race. But when it’s only the fringes of the typhoon, that means although it’ll rain it will still be possible to race and yes in the rain there’s more chance to beat Vettel, than if it’s dry

      2. @sato113

        The thing is – who has won all races with wet weather this year?

        1. haha what wet races? ;)

          1. ok, races with wet qualifyings!

    6. shifting the Korean GP to an early part of 2014 is a good choice. No more threat of rain.

      1. *bad choice

      2. The rain often makes the race more interesting…

    7. And despite all this, I’d bet my life that it will be a dry race…

      1. The last three races each had a threat of rain on the Sunday but there wasn’t a drop, so I’m not getting my hopes up yet.

    8. Chance of interesting race decreasing

    9. Whilst a wet race would surely spice things up a touch, i hope we don’t see a repeat of the farce of 3 years ago.

      1. Farce ? The 10 race was amazing. It had everything.

    10. Michael Brown (@)
      3rd October 2013, 15:01

      Hoping for rain; haven’t had a rain race in a long time

    11. Spa – strong chance of rain! Dry Race
      Monza – strong chance of rain! Dry race

      We’ve had one wet race this year and it was only for 6-7 laps in Sepang. Been plenty of wet practice sessions and wet quali in Australia, Monaco, Canada and Spa. Be good to see some proper wet running come race day so the likes of Hulk, Button and Vergne can shine.

    12. And you guys forget who has been dominating the wet races as well?

      1. Last wet races (excluding Malaysia, six laps of damp hardly counts)

        Brazil 2012 – Winner: Button, Hulkenburg also shines
        Malaysia 2012 – Winner: Alonso, Perez also shines
        Hungary 2011 – Winner: Button
        Britain 2011 – Winner: Alonso
        Canada 2011 – Winner: Button (although Vettel did lead all bar half a lap, Schumacher shines)

        Point is wet races, not qualifying, make it a lottery.

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