Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Silverstone, 2013

Dry start at Silverstone but rain is on its way

2014 British Grand Prix weather

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Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Silverstone, 2013Sunny conditions greeted teams on the media day ahead of the British Grand Prix. But there’s been at least one rain-affected session in F1’s last three visits to Silverstone, and that’s likely to continue this year.

More sunshine on Friday morning will push temperatures beyond the 20C mark in time for the second practice session. But then the skies will cloud over and after that the question is when the rain will arrive.

At present it looks set to stay until the early hours of Saturday morning, but showers could pop up during the day to keep the drivers on their guard during the final practice session and qualifying.

For now, Sunday is expected to be dry, though cloudy and several degrees cooler than Friday. With the drivers using the hardest available tyre compounds this weekend, expect to hear about problems getting them up to temperature during the race.

For more updates on the track conditions during each session keep an eye on F1 Fanatic Live and the F1 Fanatic Twitter account.

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8 comments on “Dry start at Silverstone but rain is on its way”

  1. Hope FIF1 make merry in rains… :P

  2. BBC are reporting persistent rain Friday from 6pm onwards. Chance of showers Saturday till 4ish. Soggy BBQ tomorrow evening then but at least it gives me a nice sunny FP2 to get some good photos.

  3. That interactive map is excellent @KeithCollantine. Makes you wonder why Sepang and singapore aren’t back to back races as well as Bahrain and Abu Double…

    1. And even China and Japan to a smaller extent.

  4. Wet Race at Silverstone… 2008 memories anyone?

  5. Wet in UK? Can’t possibly be… :o

  6. When will I get a wet race????????????????

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