Race day at Silverstone will be much cooler than Friday practice, when hot conditions are forecast at the track.
This mini-heatwave will pass quickly, however. Saturday will see extensive cloud cover, occasional spots of sunshine, and peak temperatures around 10C lower than Friday. The wind, which can be a complicating factor on the high-speed Silverstone circuit, should remain low.
Sunday will be cooler still – air temperatures may not make it out of the teens during the British Grand Prix. Conditions will be otherwise similar to Saturday with low wind and little to no risk of rain.
F1 will remain at Silverstone for a second race one week later. The early forecast indicates that weekend will also be dry, and warmer overall. This may turn out to be significant, as F1 has brought its hardest tyre selection for this weekend’s race, but softer compounds will be used for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix next week.[CBC show="y" country="nr,nl,pl,hu,fr,cy,gr,mt,pr,mx,mc,dk,no,se,ch,us,aw,az,ag,ai,ht,bb,bs,bl,cw,dm,do,gd,jm,km,ky,lc,ms,sx,tc,tt,vc,vg,vi,ar,cl,co,cr,ec,gt,hn,ni,pe,py,uy,ve,gp,mq,ca,za,ng,ke,na,gh,mz,zw,ug,is"]
For more updates on the track conditions during each session keep an eye on RaceFans Live and the RaceFans Twitter account.
2020 British Grand Prix
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- Missed chance to avoid Hamilton’s puncture “a mistake that could have cost us dearly”
5 comments on “‘Mini-heatwave’ will pass before British Grand Prix”
30th July 2020, 9:48
This is the year that Silverstone could do with some heavy rain.
Not only for the on-track excitement, but moreso because they don’t have to worry about the muddy parking areas.
30th July 2020, 11:08
Being a double header having atleast one rain affected F1 race could be exciting for fans.
30th July 2020, 11:18
I’m OK with rain as long as it’d only affect the races.
30th July 2020, 13:06
Only rain is possible at Saterday if we may believe Windy.com but friday very hot! 31Celsius
30th July 2020, 12:07
maybe 2 dry races back to back will be a good way of assessing the different tyre compound selections. And whether Pirelli can start to be more bold in choosing softer tyres for future races.
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