Is the first free practice during the Austrian Grand Prix in the rain?

03-07-2020 08:20
by GPblog.com
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Is the first free practice during the Austrian Grand Prix in the rain?

Where rain was first expected for the whole weekend, the weather forecast has been adjusted in the meantime. The coming days it will be sunny, but the first free practice could literally fall into the water.

According to the Spanish Formula 1 journalist, Albert Fabrega, who is present in Austria, it is currently raining in Spielberg and it looks like the first free practice session will be on a wet circuit. So the question is whether the teams will come out much during the first session, since it will be dry for the rest of the weekend.

Red Bull Ring is in the wet

During or just after the first free practice it will stop raining and with an average temperature of 21 degrees the track could dry up when the drivers start the second free practice. However, this will play into the hands of Renault, who were already able to collect data during a test on the Red Bull Ring last week.

In addition, rainy sessions always make for an unpredictable weekend. Especially now that the teams have not driven a single meter with their new updates, it is essential to collect data from this. Qualifying on Saturday will show what effect this has on the results.

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