Horner: "I can't guarantee that tomorrow will be dry enough to drive"

10-07-2020 16:04
by Louis Shaw
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Horner: I can't guarantee that tomorrow will be dry enough to drive

Max Verstappen was able to clock the fastest time in FP2 but it's by no means certain that we will actually see qualifying tomorrow. According to the weather forecast there could be rain and storms heading towards the circuit.

Storm on Saturday

"It looks like there's a big shower coming, it will arrive tonight," said Red Bull Racing's team boss Christian Horner to F1TV. "It's just a question of how long this downpour will last. The weather here is very local."

"We'll see how it goes tomorrow, but I can't guarantee that it will be dry enough to drive," Horner continued. If qualifying doesn't go ahead tomorrow, Formula 1 will be faced with a choice. Qualifying can be held on Sunday morning, or the times from FP2 can be used.

Tactics during qualifying

When qualifying on wet tyres the teams have a free choice of rubber on Sunday morning before the race. Last week Verstappen was the only one allowed to start on the medium tyres after setting his fastest time in the second session of qualifying on that compound.

According to Horner, it was remarkable that Mercedes didn't go out in Q2 with the same tactics. "I was surprised that Mercedes didn't do the same," he said.

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