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Brazilian Grand Prix 2023

Brazilian Grand Prix weather forecast: Thunderstorms on Friday?

This weekend, Interlagos hosts the Brazilian Grand Prix, a favourite track of fans and drivers alike. Detrimental weather has often been a factor in the past and this weekend could be no different with rain forecast to arrive on Friday.

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The Sao Paulo Grand Prix marks the 20th round of the Formula 1 campaign with Interlagos once again hosting the event.

Last year, Mercedes secured its first and only win of the season with George Russell besting Lewis Hamilton to the chequered flag.

Wet conditions were present during Friday's qualifying session which helped Kevin Magnussen seal a shock pole position for Haas.

A similar situation may well be on the cards this time around. According to our friends at WeerOnline.nl, Friday sees the threat of thunderstorms and rain in the area.

This is despite the temperature being hot, with a maximum temperature of 30 degrees Celsius expected during the day.

As the weekend is a sprint event, drivers will have just one practice session on Friday before they are thrown into qualifying later in the day.

Conditions to calm after Friday

Following the possible rain on Friday, there is the chance of another shower hitting the circuit in the early morning on Saturday.

This is expected to be before the start of the sprint shootout and there is a slight possibility that the second qualifying outing of the weekend could take place in wet conditions.

However, during the F1 Sprint later in the day, it is expected to be dry with temperatures reaching 26 degrees Celcius.

The Grand Prix on Sunday is set to be the coldest day of the weekend with temperatures reaching roughly 22 degrees Celcius in the afternoon.

But the forecast will be dry and no rain is expected to disrupt proceedings.

However, the sun will produce a UV index of nine meaning caution should be taken for the attending spectators.

F1 2023 Brazilian Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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