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Barcelona weather: What's in store for the Spanish GP?

Formula 1 is back in Barcelona for the Spanish Grand Prix, the scene of 2022's first pre-season test where the teams ran their newborn cars for the first time.

After its inaugural race in Miami, Formula 1 is back in Europe for the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. It marks the return to the scene of 2022's first pre-season test in February, where the drivers took to the track for the very first time in their new era cars. After some cooler temperatures took hold during that testing session, visiting in May for the race brings with it different conditions. For lovers of wet races, the chance of showers is small in Barcelona over the course of the event but, with the track set to be baked in sunshine, some interesting tyre questions could be posed.

A weekend of hot sunshine and high surface temperatures

Friday will see temperatures of around 27 degrees Celsius, with track temperatures expected to be as high as 50 degrees Celsius in the mid-afternoon. But for qualifying and the race, those temperatures could run even higher, something that teams and drivers must take into account as they plot their tyre strategies. According to WeerOnline.nl , spectators heading to the track should be aware of the sun's intense strength and wear sunscreen, as unprotected skin can burn within 10 minutes of exposure. While there is no rain expected, there is a small chance of showers, with wind blowing in from the south at speeds of just four miles per hour.

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