Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Circuit de Catalunya, 2013

Dry race weekend expected at Barcelona

2013 Spanish Grand Prix weatherPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Circuit de Catalunya, 2013Formula One returns to the Circuit de Catalunya just oustide Barcelona where two of this year’s pre-season tests were conducted.

Cool and wet conditions in the eight days of running in February and March frustrated teams as the track rarely got warm enough for useful running. But that shouldn’t be a problem this weekend.

Today’s activity at the track will conclude amid showers that could run into the early hours of Friday morning. After that conditions will improve although the track may still be damp at the start of the first practice session.

The clouds will clear up on Saturday producing the highest temperatures of the weekend, pushing above 20C around the time qualifying is due to start.

There is an outside chance of a shower on race day but the likelihood is it will remain dry but cloudy and slightly cooler for the race itself.

See the radar links below for updated images and simulations of the weather patterns during the weekend:

There will be regular updates on the track conditions during each session on F1 Fanatic Live and the F1 Fanatic Twitter account.

Location of Circuit de Catalunya

The Circuit de Catalunya lies to the north of Barcelona:

See the location of every race on the 2013 F1 calendar here:

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