The mercury will be approaching 30C when the cars take to the track for the second practice session to hone their set-ups for race day. The grand prix itself is expected to see slightly cooler conditions, with air temperatures reaching a maximum of 27C.
However a generous helping of Sunday sunshine should make for some hot track temperatures which, combined with the punishing nature of the Catalunya track, will make severe demands of Pirelli’s hard and medium tyre compounds.
The more exposed parts of the circuit, particularly the high-speed Campsa corner, can be tricky for drivers when the wind is high. Friday is expected to be fairly gusty, but conditions will settle as the weekend goes on, and the threat of rain is negligible.
Location of Circuit de Catalunya
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