Tag Archive: rain

Jan 08

2014 a big chance for ‘middle’ teams – Kvyat

2014 could be a big chance for “middle” teams to show up their bigger rivals.

GP3 - Daniil Kvyat (MW Arden) That is the claim of Daniil Kvyat, the confident 19-year-old Russian who has been promoted straight from GP3 to Red Bull’s junior team Toro Rosso for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 21

Peter Sauber expects bad Nurburgring weather

Peter Sauber is expecting a weekend of “very bad” weather at the Nurburgring

2011-05-28 - Sauber F1 Team - Monaco - Peter Sauber 01Nurburgring“The outlook is very bad for the weekend,” the owner and boss of the Hinwil based Sauber team told Swiss newspaper Blick. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 10

F1 expects rain for Malaysia GP

“We know that here, when it rains, it falls in torrents” – Alonso

2011-04-09 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Malaysia - Sepang International Circuit 01Sepang International Circuit logoIt has already rained at Sepang on Sunday and even more wet weather is forecast for the late afternoon race start in Malaysia. Fernando Alonso said the chance of race rain is “between 70 to 80 per cent”, but others have put the likelihood at closer to a certainty. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 11

Abu Dhabi can keep F1 race ‘for ever’ – Ecclestone

Rain follows F1 to Abu Dhabi desert

Rally Abu Dhabi 0912182010-06-12_0619Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina venue can stay on the F1 calendar “for ever”, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has enthused. “If only all the venues were as superb as Abu Dhabi I would be one happy man,” the Briton told Gulf News. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 04

Rain starts to fall at Interlagos

Late on Thursday afternoon at Interlagos, heavy rain started to fall.

interlagosThe weather could be a precursor to a wet weekend at the Brazilian circuit, which a year ago hosted a famously drenched qualifying session. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Qualifying rain begins at Suzuka

Saturday wash-out predicted at Suzuka

Suzuka CircuitJust before 6.30pm at Suzuka on Friday evening, the Japanese skies were raining heavily. The rain, forecast to essentially keep falling until late on Saturday, could dump as much as an incredible 85mm on the high speed venue between now and sundown after the third practice and qualifying action. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

Rain looms for weekend’s Japanese GP

Wet weather could play a role at Suzuka this weekend.

Suzuka CircuitHuge amounts of rain have been falling in Japan’s Mie Prefecture recently, but better conditions have prevailed in recent days as the teams set up their garages at the popular circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 28

Wet weekend expected for Hungarian GP

A wet weekend of weather is forecast for the 2010 Hungarian grand prix.

F1 - 2010 - Hungary previewAfter rain intervened on many occasions during last weekend’s Hockenheim event, forecasters now expect the same sort of weather to feature at the Hungaroring, the twisty venue near Budapest that is set to stage its 25th consecutive formula one race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 24

More hard rain at Hockenheim before final practice

Early on Saturday morning, it was once again raining hard at Hockenheim.

Friday’s practice sessions were affected by the inclement German weather, and more of the same is possible throughout Saturday, on which another hour of practice will take place before qualifying. GP3 qualifying on Saturday morning took place on a fully wet Hockenheim circuit, while F1 personnel in the paddock ducked and dived to avoid deep puddles. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 23

‘Heavy’ damage after Hamilton crash on wet track (+results)

It’s raining at Hockenheim on Friday morning

Lewis Hamilton crashed his McLaren towards the end of the morning practice session at wet Hockenheim on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 20

No sell-out for German GP at Hockenheim

Heavy rain on way for Hockenheim GP weekend

HockenheimHockenheim is expecting a race-day crowd of 65,000 for Sunday’s German grand prix. In 2010, with F1 featuring six German drivers including the returning Michael Schumacher, the capacity of the track is 75,000. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 30

No rain in Istanbul on sunny race day

Rain is not forecast on a warm and sunny day at Istanbul Park.

Istanbul ParkThere had been some spots of rain at the scene of the Turkish grand prix on Saturday, amid reports light rain could affect Sunday’s race at 3pm. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 29

Rain spots in Turkey but dry action forecast

There were a few spots of rain on windscreens on the journey to Istanbul Park on Saturday morning.

Istanbul ParkAfter a very warm Friday, Saturday has dawned cooler in the Turkish city. Shortly before morning practice, light rain spots have also been falling in the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

More rain expected for Thursday’s Jerez testing

De la Rosa says offshore 2011 testing ‘irresponsible’

After intermittent rain disrupted the opening of Wednesday’s Jerez test, the weather is expected to be even worse on day two. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 16

Heavy rain lashes Jerez on Monday

“The weather wasn’t good and it is getting worse”

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It rained at Jerez on Monday, as Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa circulated the Spanish circuit alone for a day of sponsor filming. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Singaporeans still betting despite F1 race-fixing

Rosberg expects challenging Singapore in rain

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - Williams - Nico Rosberg 03Even after Singapore was in 2008 the scene of confirmed race-fixing and formula one’s worst example of cheating, the punters have not been deterred from predicting the winner one year later. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Vettel not happy ahead of Italian GP

Rain at Monza after qualifying

2009-09-13 - Italie - Redbull - Sebastian Vettel 03Sebastian Vettel was not happy after qualifying ninth for the Italian grand prix. The Red Bull driver is at least a place ahead of his teammate Mark Webber, but he is also two rows behind the championship-leading Brawns, who revealed on Saturday that they qualified with heavy one-stop strategy fuel loads. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 07

No rain in Spain, Kovalainen corner tweaked

Heikki Kovalainen crashed heavily in his McLaren in 2008

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - McLaren - Heikki Kovaleinen 05Mild and often cloudy weather but no rain is forecast for this weekend’s Spanish grand prix in Montmelo, located north of Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 25

Warm and dry, but Buemi expects GP rain

I believe I am fully prepared

Roll-out - Sebastien BuemiDespite some rain on Wednesday, the weather report for this weekend’s Australian grand prix weekend looks warm and dry. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Rain could affect entire Jerez test

Extra day added to the earlier schedule

Circuito de JerezAn extended five-day test, one of the last before the trek to Australia for the 2009 season opener, kicked off at Spain’s Jerez circuit on Sunday.

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