The weather forecast in Austin: Will the heat cause tyre problems?

20-10-2021 17:02 | Updated: 20-10-2021 17:24
by GPblog.com
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The weather forecast in Austin: Will the heat cause tyre problems?

After two race weekends that were anything but dry, Formula 1 will head to Austin this weekend for the United States Grand Prix. To what extent will the weather play a role this time?

It is unlikely that there will be heavy showers, but the weather can have an influence in another way. It's hot in Texas, with afternoon temperatures of over thirty degrees.

Blistering heat and bad asphalt at COTA

According to Weather.com, there is a small chance of sporadic showers or even thunderstorms over the weekend. The humidity is very high, making it quite muggy. This is expected to remain the case throughout the weekend.

So the chances of a dry, hot race are high. Also on Sunday, the temperature can reach 31 degrees. The question is what effect this will have on the tyres. MotoGP riders have been complaining about the poor condition of the asphalt at the Circuit of the Americas, which can cause high tyre wear in the sweltering heat.

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