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Bahrain GP weather: What's in store at Sakhir?

F1 teams and drivers are in for a warm and dry weekend for the first Grand Prix of 2023.

Bahrain was chosen as Formula 1's venue of choice for pre-season testing thanks largely to the consistency of its warm and dry climate at this time of year, and the circus can expect more of the same during the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend. According to our friends at Weeronline.nl, maximum temperatures over the three days of on-track action will range from 26 to 29 degrees Celsius. Sunday's race does not start until 18:00 local time, meaning temperatures will have cooled to around 23 degrees Celsius. Despite the Bahrain International Circuit being located in a desert environment, there is not expected to be any significant wind throughout the weekend, reducing the possibility of sand being blown onto the track. Notably, there has not been a single wet session across any of the 19 previous editions of the Bahrain Grand Prix, and that streak seems set to continue in 2023.

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