Aside from a single damp practice session in 2010 the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix hasn’t seen any rain, a trend which is likely to continue this weekend.
Three days of hot weather with temperatures easily clearing 30C are forecast for the days ahead.
Second practice, qualifying and the race are held as dusk gives way to nightfall. This leads to a slight fall in temperatures rather than a sudden drop, though that can be enough to catch teams out, particularly in qualifying.
“We need to keep one eye on track temperatures as they will start to drop away as darkness falls, but the drop-off is not particularly significant,” said Lotus’s trackside operations director Alan Permane.
“We usually see ambient temperatures of around thirty degrees and this doesn?óÔé¼Ôäót change dramatically even in the evenings so it won?óÔé¼Ôäót be a problem; particularly with the tyre allocation here.”
Location of Yas Marina
The Yas Marina circuit is on the man-made Yas Island:
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