Weather at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix this weekend should be mild, with low winds and mid air temperatures, however, cloud cover could cool track tarmac a lot on the Sunday.
With no Friday running at Imola, there’s only two days of weather that matter. Teams may be rue the shorter weekend, which means they will miss the usual first three hours of practice on Friday, happens to coincide with the stable weather expected across all three days, compared to the variable conditions seen in recent races.
F1 has never raced in Europe this late in a season. However the weather is expected to be reasonably warm for this year’s third race to take place in Italy.
Saturday is set to be sunny and dry all day, with the single hour of free practice starting at 10am local time in temperatures of around 15C. That will rise slightly in the hours before qualifying, at 2pm Italian time, when the heat will peak for the day at 19C and remain steady until around 4pm. Drivers with particularly wind-sensitive cars may notice a variable autumnal breeze interfering with the balance of their cars.
For Sunday, the outlook is very similar except that intermittent cloud cover might – as we saw in Portimao – lower track temperatures considerably. The race is forecasted to run with 17C air temperatures and a consistent, low, wind coming from the west.
Qualifying should be dry and there is only a very, very low chance of rain throughout the race. Any which may materialise, as in Portugal, likely to only be the occasional November shower.
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