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Usual hot conditions expected at Yas Marina

2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weather

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There are no surprises in the weather forecast for the final round of the world championship this weekend.

Yas Island has a desert climate but in November it is well past its the peak temperatures of up to 49C seen in the summer months. A typical November day sees air temperature in the mid-20s, though it’s likely to be a little hotter than that this weekend.

Friday is forecast to be the hottest of the three days, reaching 30C, while the following days will be a couple of degrees cooler.

The drivers are of course spared the worst of the heat during second practice, qualifying and the race, all of which take place around nightfall. These sessions each begin at 5pm, half an hour before the sun falls.

This means the race track temperatures are usually in the high twenties, around 10C cooler than in first and third practice, making those two sessions less useful for the teams in terms of getting their cars set up.

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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5 comments on “Usual hot conditions expected at Yas Marina”

  1. What a ridiculous title then. Because it’s not hot.

  2. Is it that hard to even fathom that things are not always exactly as perceived when it comes to anything dealing with the Gulf? “Well it’s Abu Dhabi, so it MUST be hot”. Lol. I am in Saudi Arabia and it is a nice 28 currently and just rained the other day. I have also seen no beheadings or women being beaten either. Hard to comprehend eh?

    1. How did you go from a neutral discussion about air and track temperature to talking about beheadings and women being beaten? Those things have literally nothing to do with each other. Just like you have nothing to do with F1. Get outta here.

  3. It’s just like saying “I expect England to always be cold, everyone has bad teeth and are raging alcoholics”.

    1. Yeah, what an unfair stereotype.

      There are a couple warm days every summer.

      ; )

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