Bruno Senna, HRT, Korea, 2010

Threat of rain receding in Korea

2011 Korean Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Bruno Senna, HRT, Korea, 2010
Dire conditions in last year's Korean Grand Prix

Heavy rain disrupted the first-ever Korean Grand Prix last year.

While practice and qualifying were run in dry conditions, a massive downpour on race day caused the start to be postponed.

Almost half the race was run behind the safety car. The race took over two-and-three-quarter hours to complete and darkness had begun to fall at the track by the time the scheduled 55 laps were run.

The forecast suggests rain could return this weekend but it is more likely to be wet on Friday instead of Sunday.

However the prospects of rain are receding. Renault’s Alan Permane said this morning: “Our weather guru is saying that things are looking better for tomorrow. Most of the rain will pass to the south. Still a chance of a wet first practice.”

Dry conditions are expected during Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures around 20C on Saturday and slightly cooler the day after.

Conditions will get windier on the qualifying and race days, with winds of up to 20-25kph expected.

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