Nico Hulkenberg, Sauber, Interlagos, 2013

Thunderstorms should clear before race day

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The weather in Sao Paulo is likely to be characteristically dramatic over the next few days, but conditions should settle down in time for Sunday’s race.

Before then thunderstorms could arrive in time to disrupt qualifying. The heat and humidity will build over the next few days, pushing up to 32C on Saturday before the expected storms begin in the afternoon.

Friday may also see some rain however it is expected not to arrive until after the day’s practice sessions have concluded.

Whereas last year’s race was surprisingly hot, Sunday is expected to be the coolest of the three days this year, with temperatures only in the low twenties, quite different to the conditions the drivers will have practised in.

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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12 comments on “Thunderstorms should clear before race day”

  1. No! I always pray for a wet race in Interlagos.

    1. I always wish it rains.
      Doesn’t work either.

  2. I guess that puts away any hope of seeing the lap record broken then.

  3. Thuderstorms..again? So disputed Practice..again? So Nico on Pole..again?!

    1. I think you mean disrupted practice :P

  4. It would be nice to have a full wet weather race tbh…

    1. +1

      Better yet would be a race in which:

      1) Starts on a dry track;
      2) Intense rain for 10 minutes, forcing everybody to pit;
      3) Gets dry again and really hot, forcing teams to switch tyres again
      4) Rains in the closing stages.

      Being Brazil it can happen.

      1. I hate to admit it but Bernies sprinkler idea doesn’t look that bad eh?

  5. my rain dance is working!

  6. Drying up yet again?? It’s as if God knows when it’s the weekend this season and trolls us

  7. Not another ‘rain to clear by sunday’ forecast!!! XD

    1. We got it right at Silverstone. Glorious weather Friday through to Sunday and a very brief rainshower ¾ of the way through the race REALLY spiced it up. It was so exciting sitting at Vale suddenly feeling it lashing it down as Lewis drove into Stowe and knowing he was perfectly placed for the pits.

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