Paul di Resta, Force India, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 2013

Wet start expected for Monaco Grand Prix weekend

2014 Monaco Grand Prix weatherPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Paul di Resta, Force India, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 2013Last year’s Monaco Grand Prix weekend didn’t escape the rain which occasionally blows in to disrupt the sunbathers.

A shower at the beginning of qualifying made for treacherous conditions. That caught out Force India’s Paul di Resta, who didn’t make the cut for Q2.

More rain is forecast this weekend but, for the time being at least, it is not expected to interfere with the competitive sessions.

The first showers are expected in time for the beginning of first practice which, uniquely, is on Thursday instead of Friday. Further rainfall is expected in the run-up to the second practice session later in the day.

The rain will lessen on Friday, when F1 cars do not run, and no further precipitation is expected over the remaining days.

Saturday is forecast to be fine and sunny, with clear skies and air temperatures exceeding 20C – ideal conditions for qualifying. Similar temperatures are expected on Sunday, though there will be cloud cover in the morning which should break up during the grand prix.

As the Monaco race weekend starts a day earlier than usual the forecast is still developing. Further updates will be posted via F1 Fanatic Live and the F1 Fanatic Twitter account over the next four days.

The Indianapolis 500 takes place on the same day and weather conditions there are especially important as IndyCars do not run on ovals in the rain. Fortunately the current forecast is for a dry but cloudy day, with temperatures reaching 25C.

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