Italian GP weather update: rain again?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Earlier this week the signs pointed to a dry weekend at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix.

But now forecasts are starting to indicate a chance of wet weather this weekend.

The Metrociel precipitation map shows rainfall arriving at the circuit on Saturday afternoon – potentially during qualifying – and remaining into Sunday. (See here for the location of Monza)

Remarkably, after decades of largely dry Italian Grands Prix, we could be about to get a second consecutive wet race at Monza.

This could play into the hands of the Red Bull drivers. Their cars have been strong in the wet this year, with Sebastian Vettel winning in the rain in Shanghai, as he did for Toro Rosso in last year’s wet Italian Grand Prix.