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Italy's weather forecast GP: Will Mercedes have problems with the heat again?

Italy's weather forecast GP: Will Mercedes have problems with the heat again?

02-09-2020 06:45
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The Grand Prix of Belgium was a parade and might have made you fall asleep on the couch. The Italian Grand Prix is about to take place and with the high temperatures, tyre wear may start to play a role again.

Temperature plays an even greater role this season than in previous years. Pirelli's tyres are very sensitive to temperature changes, which the teams only just need to be able to cope with. By now it is clear that Mercedes is often the fastest, but when it is hot the dominant race stable has more trouble.

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Good news for next weekend, because in Monza the sun will shine all weekend. On Friday and Saturday the chance of rain is only ten percent and on Sunday twenty. The temperature is also rising during the weekend, with 27 degrees on Fridays and 28 degrees on Saturdays and Sundays according to Weather.com.

However, the question is whether the Monza circuit will also be very difficult for Mercedes. Monza is normally not a circuit that is heavy for the tyres and a race with one pit stop is the rule rather than an exception here. However, a ban on qualifying mode and the warm temperature are perhaps just the small details that Max Verstappen needs in order to have a chance of a second place.

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