Dry start in Spain but chance of rain on race day

2012 Spanish Grand Prix weather

Jarno Trulli, Lotus, Barcelona, 2011The Spanish Grand Prix weekend will get off to a dry start but could turn wet in time for the race.

A warm, sunny day is expected for Friday practice with temperatures reaching around 25C. it will stay dry for qualifying on Saturday, with perhaps a little cloud cover, and temperatures rising another 2C.

The forecasters are becoming increasingly confident that it will rain on Sunday, but the crucial question is whether it will fall in time for the race start at 2pm local time. Increased cloud cover will reduce temperatures into the low 20C region.

It’s been 16 years since the last wet Spanish Grand Prix, when Michael Schumacher scored his first of many wins for Ferrari.

Keep an eye on the weather radars and precipitation forecasts below to find out whether the weather will take a turn for the worse this weekend:

Circuit de Catalunya location

The Circuit de Catalunya is in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona in the north-east of Spain:

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38 comments on Dry start in Spain but chance of rain on race day

  1. Mauritus said on 10th May 2012, 23:19

    Just saw the 1996’s Spanish GP highlights on BBC sports; an amazing rainmaster Schumi drive, with a 8-9 cilinders working on his engine for half of the race. Simply superb!

  2. juergen (@juergen) said on 13th May 2012, 3:02

    I want a safe race for all this kids, if its decided to stop the race so be it. If on the other hand there is no safety car, then I want them to give their utterly best and race as its their last race of their lives.

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