Rain at Magny-Cours ahead of French GP

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Rain has fallen on the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours this morning raising the prospects of a more interesting French Grand Prix than usual.

However at present the track is only damp and is likely to be fully dry by the time the GP2 sprint race finishes. Some of the drivers even started the race on slick tyres.

Rain stopped falling shortly after 8am local time. There is little sign of any more rain according to the forecasts from Autosport here and here. Thunderstorms have been forecast to break after the F1 race has finished.

It’s nine years since the last wet French Grand Prix, which was won by Heinz-Harald Frentzen for Jordan. See more about that race in Journeyer’s French Grand Prix history.