Race day temperatures for the Canadian Grand Prix could be as much as seven degrees higher than they were last year.
Some cloud cover will be seen during the first day of practice on Friday, when air temperatures are predicted to peak at 24C. There will be some strong gusts of wind as well to keep the drivers on their toes.
But once the competitive action starts the conditions should become more settled: The wind will drop, the cloud will clear and long periods of sunshine should mean higher air and track temperatures. By Sunday the ambient temperatures could be as high as 28C, compared to 21C during last year’s race. That is likely to mean track temperatures north of 45C.
Pirelli has brought its softest compound mix for this weekend’s race, as it did to the Monaco Grand Prix two weeks ago. Although the maximum speeds are considerably higher in Canada, the long straights gives ample opportunity for cooling.
A rain system will head towards the area later but is currently not expected to arrive until Monday.
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