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Austrian Grand Prix 2023

Austrian GP weather forecast: Is a nasty surprise in store?

Formula 1 could be set for a first at this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix sprint weekend.

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One thing that all Formula 1 sprint races have had in common thus far is that they have all been dry - but this run could come to an end at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Seven sprints have been held since the adoption in 2021, with Austria set for hosting duties for the second straight year, but all of the Saturday afternoon races have been in dry conditions.

But on Saturday at the Red Bull Ring, there is the possibility that the rain could arrive.

Austrian Grand Prix weather forecast

RacingNews365's weather partners WeerOnline predict that Saturday morning's Sprint Shootout (Qualifying for the Sprint race) is set to be the wettest part of the weekend.

A total of 16mm of rain could potentially fall over the circuit with the weather moving towards the east - and the Hungarian border.

Should it clear off in time, the Sprint at 16:30pm local time could be dry with temperatures expected around the 20 degrees celsius mark.

Rain is also possible during Friday - and Qualifying for the main Grand Prix, with the morning practice session forecast to be dry. The temperature could peak around 26 degrees.

As for race day, rain could fall in the early morning, perhaps interrupting the support series, but for the Grand Prix at 14:00pm local time, the forecast is for a cloudy 23 degrees, with the sun trying peak through the cloud cover.

F1 2023 Austrian Grand Prix RN365 News dossier


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