The Deutscher Wetterdienst – Germany’s meteorological service – has issued warnings for high temperatures in the Baden-Wurttemberg region, home of the Hockenheimring. Temperatures could soar as high as 34C over the course of the next two days.
But a region of lower pressure is making its way eastwards and is expected to begin driving the hotter conditions away from south-west Germany by Saturday evening. It will bring with it cooler temperatures and a high chance of thunderstorms which should last into race day morning.
This introduces a degree of unpredictability into exactly what conditions will be like at 2pm local time on Sunday when 67 laps of the Hockenheimring begin. But at the moment the chances are good that we may have our first wet race of the season.
Location of Hockenheimring
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