Cooler situations forecast for earlier Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Cooler April situations await groups as they arrive in Baku for this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the primary race in 4 weeks.

The seventh grand prix to be held across the Baku road circuit, this weekend’s race would be the third time that it’s going to happen in April as an alternative of June, when the vast majority of races within the Japanese European nation have sometimes been scheduled.

Not like the Australian Grand Prix weekend in Melbourne, there may be little danger of rain affecting the primary of six dash race weekends on the 2023 F1 calendar.

The opening day of the weekend on Friday is about to be coolest, with cloudy skies within the morning giving method to clearer, sunnier situations for qualifying that afternoon.

Saturday morning is presently scheduled to host the second hour of apply for the weekend, which ought to happen in cloudy situations. The dash race might be run with overcast skies, though ambient temperatures ought to attain their highest of the weekend with a prime of 23C.

The grand prix on Sunday will once more happen in cloudy situations with temperatures hovering round 20C. A reasonable southerly wind ought to blow over the town, making a crosswind alongside the lengthy again straight on the circuit.

There’s a very low danger of potential rain arriving on Sunday night, though it’s most probably to not seem earlier than the top of the race which must be accomplished earlier than 5pm native time.

The anticipated situations make this weekend corresponding to the earlier seasons the place the Baku race was held in April. Final 12 months’s occasion passed off in June with far larger temperatures, that means that monitor temperatures for this weekend’s race might be as a lot as 20 levels decrease than they might in any other case be if held throughout June.

NB. This race was known as the European Grand Prix in 2016. The 2020 race was cancelled as a result of Covid-19 pandemic

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