Typically hot, dry weekend awaits in Bahrain

2015 Bahrain Grand Prix weather

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Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, BahrainIf there’s one thing that is always predictable about the Bahrain Grand Prix, it’s that the conditions will be hot and dry throughout the weekend.

There’s never been a wet race or indeed a wet session over ten Bahrain race weekends and that is looking likely to be the case again this year with dry weather predicted over all three days.

Despite both qualifying and the race taking place under lights like last year, temperatures will still remain just under 30°C on both Saturday and Sunday. Pirelli have brought the Medium and Soft compound tyres to the Bahrain International Circuit for this weekend.

For more updates on the track conditions during each session keep an eye on F1 Fanatic Live and the F1 Fanatic Twitter account.

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9 comments on “Typically hot, dry weekend awaits in Bahrain”

  1. I hope the race doesn’t end up like china or australia, with an importent Rosberg, crying that Lewis is too slow. Word to Rosberg, race and pass him or play supporting actress and accept no.2, alternatively, get out of the F1 car and let the Merc get a driver who can challenge Ham.
    I don’t like Ham, but I cannot fault his brilliance, Rosberg looks beaten and has no answer to Ham. Hopefully Ferrari can do something with the next round of upgrades, or Honda spring a surprise when they crank the engine.

    1. This article is about the weather forecast for the Bahrain GP. Thank you for 4.2 lines of irrelevance.

      1. @dimsim +1, though counting his words or sentences would’ve been better than counting lines (since it’s not the same for every computer).

  2. How do these temperatures compare to Malaysia? Is there a chance of a more competitive Ferrari again?

    1. I think the upgrades brought by Merc in China put it at par with Ferrari in tire management. They seem to cover Ferrari quite easily and after the final tire chane, Rosberg opened a 17 second gap to Vettel.
      I think the tables may only turn when Ferrari introduces upgrades and upgrades all its engine tokens. Otherwise, its will be a procession race once more. I I’m almost hoping Ham’s car gets trouble on saturday so we can see him start from P10, and win the race, atleast put some life into the win.

    2. @strontium, we are missing part of the picture given that there is no prediction of the track temperatures. For example, in Malaysia the air temperatures were about 33ºC, whilst the track temperature was recorded as 61ºC – even in Bahrain and Adu Dhabi, track temperatures have rarely been that high during the day.

      Given that the race takes place in the late evening, I would expect that the track temperatures will probably be closer to what we saw in China (where they were around 46ºC at the start, and cooling off as the race went on).
      In those circumstances, therefore, I suspect that Ferrari’s performance will be closer to that of China – closer on the soft tyres but weak on the mediums, and probably still off Mercedes’s pace overall.

    3. The track surface is heavy on the rear tires.
      In the evening, more sand is blown on track, adding to that.

      Expect cars that go easy on the tires to have a slight advantage in bahrain, Ferrari for example

  3. Hows the tyre degradation expected to be ??
    and the tyres ?? –hard and medium ?

    1. Soft (yellow) and medium (white).
      Gap expected between the compounds, about 1.5 to 1.7 seconds a lap.

      Degradation is high, especially on the rear tyres

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