The resumption of the 2021 Formula 1 season is going to be a cold affair with a strong possibility of rain playing a part during qualifying and the race.
Wet weather hasn't hit Spa-Francorchamps on F1's race day since 2010 when Lewis Hamilton mastered the mixed conditions.
11 years on, Hamilton will be eager to notch up his fifth win at the Belgian GP to extend his lead in the Drivers' Championship over Max Verstappen.
Friday weather at the 2021 Belgian GP
There is approximately an 80 percent chance of rain for Friday's two practice sessions, which could cause issues for teams in terms of testing out their cars and understanding the optimal balance should conditions be dry later in the weekend.
The wind will be light at 15km/h, so the track will not dry up quickly. Temperatures will be cool, too, at just 14 degrees Celcius. Even if it's dry, tyre warm-up could be difficult.
Hamilton struggled in Monaco when temperatures cooled down significantly for qualifying, so it will be fascinating to see whether the seven-time World Champion has a similar problem this weekend.
Saturday weather at the 2021 Belgian GP
It's a similar weather outlook for Saturday with most of the showers passing over the Ardennes in the morning during the final practice session.
The chance of rain remains throughout the afternoon with lots of cloud cover. If the track is wet, it will not dry up quickly and the length of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit at 7.004km is likely to mean the track is significantly wetter in various places on the lap.
Temperatures will reach 16 degrees with a slightly stronger wind than Friday.
Sunday weather at the 2021 Belgian GP
The weather forecast in the Ardennes is always tricky to predict and there is some uncertainty about where the heaviest rainfall will be in the region.
There is a chance that the rain will miss the track and go east towards Germany. Nevertheless, the risk of rain remains very high with temperatures and wind conditions expected to be similar to Saturday's weather.
A wet race at Spa is not one to be missed, so stay tuned to RacingNews365.com for all of the latest news and reaction from the Belgian GP.
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