It will be sweaty again for Formula 1 drivers next weekend. It will be tropically warm in Austin during the US Grand Prix. A small consolation: it won’t be as stifling and humid as in Qatar – where many riders almost lost their lives – In Texas. No one should hope for rain: that chance is non-existent during a sprint weekend.
Friday, October 20
The first day of the race weekend is immediately the warmest of the three. The temperature will rise to 35 degrees during the day, reaching its peak during the qualifiers. It’s also warm early in the day, during free practice Max Verstappen and his teammates have to brave 32 degree temperatures.
Saturday 21 October
While there will still be a minimal breeze on Friday, it will be almost calm at the Circuit of the Americas on Saturday. This means that drivers will feel hot during the shootout and sprint race: they will sweat again. It wouldn’t be as bad as in Qatar, because the humidity there was 75 percent. In Austin, the percentage is only 40 percent. Today’s temperatures range between 32 and 34 degrees.
Sunday 22 October
Conditions during the Grand Prix will be almost the same as they were the day before. Same humidity and 32 degree temperature during the race. The winds will increase slightly compared to Saturday, but they will most likely not play a major role.
Read all about the US Grand Prix here, including: The full schedule
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