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Formula 1 British Grand Prix 2024

British GP set to be disrupted by rain

In cooperation with WeerOnline, RacingNews365 presents the weather forecast for the 2024 F1 British Grand Prix.

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Given how shocking summer has been in the United Kingdom, it will come as no shock that rain is set to play a role in this weekend's British Grand Prix. 

Rain is not the only issue, as the temperature is also set to be very chilly for early July. Then again, would you expect anything different for the British GP!

This weekend's race at Silverstone is significant, as it is the first time Max Verstappen and Lando Norris will compete against each other since clashing in the Austrian Grand Prix. 

Silverstone also represents the halfway mark of what is the longest season in F1 history, difficult to believe given how quickly the sport has reached its 12th round. 

Check out the full British GP weather forecast below!

Full forecast

Wet conditions are forecast for all three days of the British GP, with very few sessions being completed entirely in dry weather. 

On Friday, first practice has a chance of starting in the dry, before rain from the west hits the circuit for the remainder of the day. It means both first practice and second practice will be conducted largely completed in challenging conditions. 

Some patches of the rain will be significantly heavy, which could lead to minimal running should the heavy spells of rain fall during practice on Friday. Third practice on Saturday is also expected to be wet. 

However, as things stand, qualifying looks set to be completed in the dry. Whilst this is a positive for the drivers, the temperature will remain chilly at only 17 degrees Celsius. A moderate wind from the west will also be blowing, potentially causing some balance-related issues. 

As for race day, Sunday is expected to be both dry and wet, meaning a race of mixed conditions is currently expected. This is similar to the recent Canadian Grand Prix, where timing changing compounds was pivotal to a successful result. 

To highlight how low the temperature is set to be this weekend, the average for early July is 23 degrees Celsius. This weekend's peak will be six degrees cooler than this. 

 

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